September 06, 2019
Slavoj Zizek, following Lacan, insists that the most authentic form that our guilt should take is in the eventuality that we fail to sustain a fidelity to our desire. If we accept this view how might this inform the complexities of the psychoanalytic tie with particular reference to the issue of lust in the consulting room.
October 05, 2019
Transparency is deemed central to today’s democratic systems, institutions and services. Our insistence on open government, freedom of information and the public’s right to know privileges not only the visibility of information but also the visibility of the self. How might psychoanalytic practitioners think about and respond to the ever-increasing demand for transparency in the consulting room?
October 18, 2019
What happens if you are allowed the full use of your brain, including the part that deals with seduction. And when you enter that part of the brain what happens? How do people react when they come face to face with their own desires?
November 30, 2019
What is the place of the body in psychoanalytic theory and practice? After examining Freud’s biological destiny of anatomical difference and Lacan’s mirror body image the workshop will dwell on the body as Dolto conceives it: a “sensing” activity which gives “sense” to both our psychic and symbolic world…and beyond”.
May 29, 2019
What might a contemporary psychoanalysis look like?A year of seminars with an experiential group, intended to provoke a way of thinking psychoanalysis differently.
8th - 9th June 2019
A 2-day conference exploring the complex links between translation and psychoanalysis across history, culture, politics, theory and practice.
June 28, 2019
Christina will talk about her book Fictional Clinical Narratives, with readings from her book. Christina and Val will also talk about Christina’s psychoanalytic novel, ‘Layers’ and wider areas of ideas around fiction, imagination, fantasy and their relation to ‘real life’ including the encounters in the consultng room.
April 11, 2019
Jane Haynes met Christopher Prendergast after they were both invited to speak by the Royal Society of Literature on ‘What’s so great about Proust’ in 2010. They have continued a dialogue ever since.
June 08, 2018
We are very pleased to announce the writer Deborah Levy will be joining Douglas Gill and Liz Guild to talk about her acclaimed novel Hot Milk, and the writing of it.
In this poetic and savage novel we encounter Sofia, beloved, beheaded, and Rose, the mother she has waited on and for all her life. They have come to torrid Spain in search of a cure. For what?
March 10, 2018
The enigma of suicide creates a devastating rupture in the lives of those who had a relationship with the person who has died. The ‘afterwardsness’ of the fall-out for therapists when there is a suicide in their clinic is myriad. How do we speak in a place of the enigmatic? Is there a place to speak in the private and public spaces of our lives?