Introductory Course: South West

Introductory Course: South West 2017 Seminar Programme

April 27th: What is psychoanalysis? (Sally Sales)

This seminar will introduce some of the key foundational concepts that shape psychoanalysis across its various traditions

Suggested Reading:

Freud, S (1914) ‘Observations on transference -love’ in SE XII London: Vintage

Freud, S (1915) ‘The Unconscious’ in SE XIV London: Vintage

May 4th: Locating psychoanalysis in the wider psychotherapy field (Lyn Meyer)

This seminar will locate psychoanalysis within the broader field of psychotherapy, exploring the ways that psychoanalytic thinking is both different from and similar to other forms of psychotherapy

Suggested Reading:

Rangell, Leo (1954) ‘Similarities and Differences Between Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychotherapy’, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association Vol. II, Number 4, October 1954

The British Psychoanalytic Council, ‘What is Psychoanalysis’ and ‘What is the Difference between Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy’, www.bpc.org.uk/about-psychotherapy/what-psychotherapy

The Guardian (2016) ‘Therapy Wars the Revenge of Freud’, www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jan/07/therapy-wars-revenge-of-freud-cog-beh-therapy

 Freud S. (1991) ‘Introductory lectures on Psychoanalysis’, Penguin Freud Library

May 11th: Lacan & Object relations (Ilric Shetland)

Lacan’s work in the 50s was a radical break with the British Object relations tradition.  In this seminar Ilric will discuss and critically compare these two very different psychoanalytic schools, with a particular focus on the concept of transference

Suggested Reading:

Lacan, J (1991) ‘The object relation and the intersubjective relation’ in The seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book One Norton: New York

Winnicott, DW (1947) ‘Hate in the counter transference’ in  Through Paediatrics to Psychoanalysis, London: Karnac

May 18th: Sublimation (Laura Mackay)

This seminar will introduce Freudʼs theory of creativity – sublimation – and compare it to the very different thinking of Winnicott and the Object relations tradition.

Suggested Reading:

Freud, S (1908) ʻCreative writing and Daydreamingʼ

Freud, S (1910)ʼ Leonardo da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhoodʼ.

Winnicott, D.W (1971) ʻTransitional Objects and Transitional Phenomenaʼ and  ʻThe Location of Cultural Experienceʼ in  Playing and Reality, Routledge: London

May 25th: Introducing Klein (Linda Buckingham)

Linda will introduce the thinking and clinical work of Melanie Klein and her school of psychoanalysis

Suggested Reading:

Buckingham, L (2015) The Relevance of Melanie Klein to Psychoanalytic and Social Theory (to be circulated)

June 1st: The Oedipus Complex (Andrew Bryant)

“Every new arrival on this planet is faced with the task of mastering the Oedipus complex” (Sigmund Freud)

In its broadest sense, the Oedipus complex is a body of loving and hostile ideas and feelings held by the child for its parents. According to psychoanalysis, these feelings form the foundation upon which our adult sexuality and gendered identity is built. In this seminar we look at the place and importance of the Oedipus complex in Freud’s thinking and, if there is time, we will ask if it is still relevant in today’s society, where gender, sexuality and the traditional family structure are less rigid.

Suggested reading:

Butler, J., ‘Quandries of the Incest Taboo’ in Undoing Gender, Routledge 2004, (pp 158-160)

Freud, S. (1923),  ‘The Ego and the Super Ego’, (Part III of ‘The Ego and the Id’), in The Standard Edition of the complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud Volume XIX 1923-1925, Ed. and Trans. Strachey, J., Vintage 1961, (pp28—39)

Freud, S. (1924), ‘The Dissolution of the Oedipus Complex’ in The Standard Edition of the complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud Volume XIX 1923-1925, Ed. and Trans. Strachey, J., Vintage 1961, (pp173—179)

Klein, M. (1928), ‘Early Stages of the Oedipus Complex’, in The Selected Melanie Klein, Ed,. Juliet Mitchell, Penguin 1986

June 8th: The Freudian superego (Karen Jackson)

How does the Freudian structural idea of the Superego speak to the contemporary, western subject?  In this seminar we will explore its influence on the notion of alterity as being something to be banished.

Suggested Reading:

Foucault, Michel, (1977) ‘Docile Bodies and the Means of Correct Training’, in Discipline and Punish, the Birth of the Prison, Trans. Sheridan A., Penguin Books

Freud, Sigmund, (1923) ‘The Ego and the Superego’, in the Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Vol. XIX, Ed. And Trans., Strachey, J., Hogarth Press: London

Kristeva, Julia, (1991) ‘By What Right Are You a Foreigner?’ in Strangers to Ourselves, Trans. Roudiez L. S., Columbia University Press

Roth, Priscilla, (2001) Ideas in Psychoanalysis, the Superego, Ed. Ward I., Icon Books UK.

June 15th: What is psychoanalytic supervision? (Linda Buckingham & Ilric Shetland)

This seminar will discuss the role and practice of supervision across different psychoanalytic traditions.  There is no suggested reading for this seminar.

June 22nd: What is critique on a psychoanalytic training?  (Sally Sales)

The Site training is known for its critical and comparative ethos.  This seminar will discuss how critique informs the teaching and clinical practice

Suggested Reading:

Foucault, M (2000) ‘Nietzsche, Genealogy, History’ in Essential works of Foucault Vol 2, London: Penguin

Course Teachers

Andrew Bryant trained with the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and is a psychoanalytical psychotherapist in private practice in Truro, and with the Site South West Psychoanalytic Clinic. He is on the Site South West council.

Linda Buckingham is a Tavistock trained child psychotherapist who has been involved in the practice and teaching of psychoanalysis for many years in London. She has recently moved to Cornwall, and is currently undertaking some child psychotherapy work for CAMHS in Penzance and Redruth. She is on the Site SW training committee and actively involved in the teaching programme

Karen Jackson is a member of the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and a  UKCP Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist working in private practice and the public sector for the past eighteen years. She is also supervises therapists individually and in groups and has taught Counsellors and Psychotherapists in training.

Laura Mackay trained with the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and is a

psychoanalytic psychotherapist in South East Cornwall, working in private practice and for the Site South West Psychoanalytic Clinic.

Lyn Meyer trained with the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and is a member of the Site Council and the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian studies. She has a practice as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and a Clinical Supervisor.

Dr Sally Sales is chair of training  for the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Cornwall and a psychoanalyst and supervisor in private practice near Fowey.  She is also a visiting research fellow at University of West of England,  where she is undertaking a 3 year project on adoption, kinship and class. Routledge will be publishing her book on psychoanalysis and working class experience in 2018.

Ilric Shetland is on the Site SW training committee and is also a member of the site council. He is in private practice as an analyst and supervisor in SE Cornwall.  He worked for many years in the NHS in London as a psychotherapist and based on that experience, he established and now coordinates the Site SW psychoanalytic clinic in Cornwall.

Cost & Booking

The course is £180.  To book please complete the form HERE by March 24th, 2017