February 13, 2014

Philip Hill at Warwick

After SITE member Philip Hill’s  paper at our recent conference on Trauma, he has been invited to speak at the University of Warwick’s Institute of Advanced Study. The talk is organised via the Psychoanalysis Across the Disciplines research network convened by SITE trainee, Julie Walsh. Philip will present his paper, ‘Are Phobias Allergies? Is there […]

January 1, 2014

Psychotherapy Workshops in Cornwall, Winter/Spring 2014

The SITE is very pleased to offer another series of psychotherapy workshops that will be running in  Truro Winter/Spring 2014. 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 in clinical psychoanalysis in Truro. Details […]

December 7, 2013

The Working With… Series 2014

The SITE’s Working With… series of workshops launches next month. Intended for psychotherapists, counsellors, trainees and all those interested in contemporary psychoanalytic thought, the series offers fresh insight into clinical and cultural issues. The topics covered by the workshops include: Truth and Interpretation, Wittgenstein, Free Association, Panic Attacks, Foucault, Sexual and Racial Difference and Psychosis. […]

December 5, 2013

Sitegeist Goes Digital

Issue 9 of our journal, Sitegeist, the first to be publshed digitally, is now online. The issue has papers from our 2013 conference on Trauma by Val Parks, Jane Haynes, Dorothée Bonnigal-Katz, Barry Watt, Robert Weiss, Brid Greally and Philip Hill. We also have two reviews from Nic Bayley and Alan Pope. Each paper can be […]

November 13, 2013

Psychoanalysis Across the Disciplines

Site member Dorothée Bonnigal-Katz will be presenting a paper on Thursday 14th November at the Psychoanalysis Across the Disciplines Speaker Programme at The University of Warwick. Her paper, ‘The Place of Psychosis in Freudian Metapsychology and Technique: Topographical and Clinical Reflections’ deals with the complex and paradoxical place psychosis occupies within the Freudian corpus. While […]

November 9, 2013

Motherhood is great, BUT…

SITE members Angela Kreeger and Andie Newman are convening a series of group discussions on the challenges of becoming a mother, as part of the Bowes & Bounds Psychotherapy Network in north London. Andie and Angela are offering a safe, supportive and confidential space for exploring the variety of feelings which can arise at this […]

November 4, 2013

Rozsika Parker Essay Prize 2013

The British Journal of Psychotherapy has announced the new Rozsika Parker Essay Prize, now with an extended deadline of December 15, 2013. Rozsika Parker, author of Torn in Two: The Experience of Maternal Ambivalence and The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine, was a founder member of the SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis […]

October 21, 2013

CONFERENCE 2013: Barry Watt thinks about the politics of representation and the ethics of clinical disclosure

As underscored by many at our conference, one of the characteristics of trauma is the need by the traumatised to repeat their stories, apparently endlessly. There has, over the course of the twentieth-century and now into the twenty-first century, developed a lucrative trauma industry whereby the traumatised, whose voices historically have so often been neglected when […]

October 19, 2013

A Forum for Debate

Following on from Barbara Cawdron’s reflections on the SITE 2013 conference on Trauma, we would like to invite opinions from others. If you were at the conference and would like to make a comment and take part in the debate in a spirit of open dialogue, please send your thoughts to the website editor as a […]

October 12, 2013

Barbara Cawdron reflects on the SITE 2013 Conference on Trauma

On Saturday October 5 2013, the Site held a conference on the topic of trauma adding the question: ‘Can’t we just let the past BE the past?’ and then elaborating ‘Why we need to talk about trauma and what might happen if we don’t’. The question of speaking or not speaking about trauma arose throughout […]