Talk: Adam Phillips in conversation with James Mann

Talks, conversations, events from the SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Doors open at 7pm with saxophone performance; event starts at 7.30pm.
Draper Hall: Hampton Street junction with Newington Butts (next to the Santander bike stand) SE17 3AN

Adam Phillips

in conversation with James Mann

What is it that I think I’m doing when I’m doing Psychoanalysis?

Adam Phillips, psychoanalyst, member of the SITE and author of many books, including Going Sane and Missing Out, will be in conversation with psychoanalyst and Site member James Mann.

In the course of this ‘in conversation’ event, Adam will attempt to describe what he does, or thinks he is doing, when he is practising psychoanalysis. How has this developed over forty years of work and study? What is the place of technique? How do theory and practice fit together? Adam will also be thinking about whether psychoanalysis is an art form, or something that can bear scrutiny or repetition. Can what is most useful about psychoanalysis be taught, and what might good supervision consist of?

We’ll be covering some of these questions, and hope to be led a little astray in our digressions. We actively encourage participation from the floor

Tickets cost £15 and include a glass of wine. Some tickets may be available at the door.

How to book: Please pay by electronic transfer of funds to: Unity Trust Bank, The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis; Sort code: 60-83-01; Account No: 20099428. Please insert your name as reference and email to advise that payment has been made.