Talk by Rosemary Rizq: Psychoanalysis in an Age of Transparency

As part of its ‘The Clinical Site’

The SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis presents:

Saturday 5th October 2019 from 3pm to 5pm

Belsize Community Library, Antrim Grove, London, NW3 4XP

Psychoanalysis in an Age of Transparency

A talk by Rosemary Rizq

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? This paper draws on the ideas of Derrida, Laplanche and Glissant to argue for what has been called ‘the right to opacity,’ suggesting that psychoanalysts are particularly well-placed to offer a critical perspective on today’s culture of surveillance.

Rosemary Rizq, PhD C. Psychol. AFBPsS. FHEA. She is Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton and has worked for many years in the NHS, most recently at a specialist psychoanalytic psychotherapy service in North-East London. She now has a part-time private practice in West London. Rosemary was submissions editor for Psychodynamic Practice from 2004-2010, she has published widely on issues relating to unconscious organisational dynamics. Her book, The Industrialisation of Care, co-edited with Catherine Jackson, was published in 2019 by PCCS Books.

Tickets cost £15 (£10 for Site trainees) and are available on Eventbrite