In this short paper Antonino Aprea, the dean of the COIRAG Institute for train-ing in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, describes the National Workshop institu-tional framework. The author underlines how this event reflects the epistemology of the COIRAG Association, which the Institute is part of. The National Workshop - whose title is: "Polis: psyche, culture and society" - is a distinctive feature of the COIRAG Institute training program, both in terms of methodology and train-ing objectives. In fact, the Workshop device was specifically conceived so as to provide psycho¬therapists-to-be with first-hand experience of one’s own cultural and social matrix.
Keywords: Workshop, COIRAG, Institution, Device, Training.