News

March 12, 2015

Sanity, Madness and the Family/’Family Life’: An Urgent Retrospective

Birkbeck Cinema, Friday 24 April, 2015, 1pm–9pm It’s just over fifty years since the publication of Sanity, Madness and the Family, R.D. Laing’s and Aaron Esterson’s groundbreaking study of ‘schizophrenia’ in eleven young women. Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community (BRAKC) and the Birkbeck Guilt Working Group have organised a one-day symposium at Birkbeck Cinema, […]

March 10, 2015

Spring Conference News

Plans for our 2015 Spring Conference on Conflict continue apace. Our keynote speaker, Josh Cohen’s paper, Giving Up Without a Fight: The Wish to Sleep in Psychoanalysis and Culture is anticipated with much excitement. We can also now announce Site member Barry Watt‘s paper, Rethinking Belonging Beyond the Community of One. Barry’s paper will examine the psychoanalyst […]

February 21, 2015

Barry Watt talk at PEER Gallery: 6pm, 4th March 2015

Site member Barry Watt will be giving a talk on the relationship between housing and mental health issues at the PEER Gallery n Hoxton, London. He will be discussing the work of RD Laing and Lacan with respect to the notion of ‘foreclosure’, understood both as the psychological mechanism generative of psychosis, as well as […]

February 21, 2015

SW Psychotherapy Workshops, Spring 2015

Psychotherapy Workshops Spring 2015 The Site is very pleased to offer another series of psychotherapy workshops that will be running in Truro in Spring 2015. The workshops will show how contemporary psychoanalysis can bring a richer understanding to varied social and clinical situations.   They will be delivered by psychotherapists involved with the Site training […]

February 5, 2015

‘Laplanche: An Introduction’ by Dominique Scarfone

This new translation by SITE member and leading translator of psychoanalytic theory, Dorothée Bonnigal-Katz, is the first English version of Scarfone’s text. The book was originally commissioned as part of the Presses Universitaires de France’s series Psychoanalysts d’aujourd’hui in 1997 and, rather than a mere overview of Laplanche’s work, presents an insight into the theoretical innovations and […]

January 8, 2015

SW Psychotherapy Workshops, Winter 2015

Psychotherapy Workshops Winter 2015 The Site is very pleased to offer another series of psychotherapy workshops that will be running in Truro in winter 2015. The workshops will show how contemporary psychoanalysis can bring a richer understanding to varied social and clinical situations.   They will be delivered by psychotherapists involved with the Site training […]

December 22, 2014

2015 Conference on Conflict: Keynote Speaker Announced

Spring 2015 Conference Conflict 10am to 5pm on Saturday 16 May 2015 Venue:  Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA What does a contemporary psychoanalysis have to say about conflict? Is there anything new to add about that which is at the heart of all the stories psychoanalysis wants to tell? The SITE […]

October 15, 2014

Narcissism and Melancholia: Reflections on a Century

This centenary symposium, from the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, brings together scholars and writer-practitioners of psychoanalysis to consider the legacy of two of Sigmund Freud’s most important metapsychological papers: ‘On Narcissism: An Introduction’ (1914) and ‘Mourning and Melancholia’ (1915). The Symposium will take place on March 11th and 12, 2015 and […]

August 18, 2014

Call for Papers

The SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis 2015 Spring Conference On Conflict What does a contemporary psychoanalysis have to say about conflict? Is there anything new to add about that which is at the heart of all the stories psychoanalysis wants to tell? Conflict is a foundational concept in psychoanalysis, not merely because of the supposed conflict […]

May 13, 2014

Sitegeist News

The new Sitegeist editorial panel has now met and decided on the themes for the next two issues. For issue 10, the focus will be on papers produced by trainees from the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. The idea is that trainees’ theoretical papers can be read by a wider audience, who will get a feeling […]