Events

September 06, 2019

Talk by Chris Oakley: The Psychoanalyst & Sexual Desire

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.

September 18, 2019

Attention Seeking with Adam Phillips

The SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis presents: ADAM PHILLIPS in conversation with James Mann Wednesday 18th September 2019 19:00 – 21:30 October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AL   Adam Phillips, psychoanalyst, member of The Site, author of many books, including Going Sane and Missing Out will be in conversation with psychoanalyst and Site […]

October 05, 2019

Talk by Rosemary Rizq: Psychoanalysis in an Age of Transparency

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

Workshop: Seduction, Pleasure & Permission

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

Workshop: The Unconscious Body Image with Bice Benvenuto

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

Open Evening: Introduction to Psychoanalysis

Why Psychoanalysis?
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

Translation and Psychoanalysis

A 2-day conference exploring the complex links between translation and psychoanalysis across history, culture, politics, theory and practice.

June 28, 2019

In Between Us: A Conversation with Christina Moutsou & Val Parks

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

Proust & Psychoanalysis: A Conversation Between Jane Haynes & Christopher Pendergast

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

In Conversation with Deborah Levy

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?