The SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis is a training organisation and a member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJA) of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). All graduates are eligible for UKCP registration.
The Site was established in October 1997 by psychotherapists from diverse psychoanalytic organisations who wished to create a training programme and an association that would foster critical, reflective and imaginative thinking about psychoanalysis and its contemporary practices.
Papers from our 2013 conference on Trauma from Val Parks, Jane Haynes, Dorothée Bonnigal-Katz, Barry Watt, Robert Weiss, Brid Greally and Philip Hill. Reviews from Nic Bayley and Alan Pope.
Free association is the basic principle and tool of psychoanalysis. But this “fundamental rule” can seem out of place in a world of structured interviews, outcome oriented interventions and normative therapeutic approaches.
Panic attacks are traumatic events for those who suffer from them. People can feel they are about to die and suffer somatic responses appropriate to near death experiences and can become terrified of the thought of the return of the attack. The session asks how we can begin to work with suffers without further traumatising them.
This workshop will open up for discussion the importance of the work of philosopher Michel Foucault for a reconsideration of psychoanalytic technique. Foucault’s work was concerned with questions of truth, power and subjectivity. It will offer a reconsideration of the aims of psychoanalysis not as compulsion to speak the truth of one’s desire but as an intensification of pleasure.
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