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?
February 24, 2018
How can we decide what meaning a dream should be ascribed? What ideas can we lean on to guide our understanding and handling of dreams? Do we try to interpret them, or do we leave the patient room to make their own associations? The clinical setting is a space where dreams can be explored, and this workshop will focus on the place of dreams within that encounter.
January 18, 2018 - February 22, 2018
How did the past produce psychoanalysis? How do psychoanalytic institutions co-produce the present? How will psychoanalysts help to construct the future?
January 12, 2018–February 16, 2018
In this 6-part lecture series, a selection of films portraying psychiatric diagnoses will be explored, with information provided on the emergence and development of distinct clinical categories featuring anxiety, depression, psychosis, amnesia, addiction and sociopathy. In addition to in-depth content analysis of visual material, there will be a platform to discuss the role of moving image culture in shaping public perception and social attitudes in relation to psychological distress.
January 27, 2018
Improvisation is an art form based on listening, being in the present, and building a narrative, usually with one partner. The stage is most often empty, except for a few chairs. All you have to work with are your body and feelings, your intelligence and your experience. Sound familiar?