Giotto di Bondone, detail from The Last Judgement, 1304-05
CONFERENCE: Psychosis and Psychoanalysis
History – Politics – Theory – Technique
20 March 2016
9.30am – 5.00pm
Organised in collaboration with the Psychosis Therapy Project, a therapy service for people experiencing psychosis, as a joint fundraiser.
In partnership with South Hampstead High School.
The relation between psychosis and psychoanalysis is a paradoxical one. Psychosis is a core term in the theory of psychoanalysis, a site of clinical challenges and radical questioning. Yet it has no place in classic psychoanalytic technique.
Is there a place for psychosis in psychoanalysis? Is there a place for psychoanalysis in psychosis?
This one-day conference brings together eminent practitioners of psychoanalysis from a variety of theoretical perspectives to discuss these complex and topical questions. Drawing on their important contributions to the area of psychosis, the speakers will reflect on the political, theoretical and technical implications of their work.
08.45 – 09.30: Registration and Coffee
Haya Oakley: Life in the “Anti-Psychiatry” Fast Lane
Brian Martindale: Family and Psychosis (Past & Present)
Chair: Dorothée Bonnigal-Katz
11.00: Coffee break
Jay Watts: Navigating Language Games around Psychosis
Barry Watt: The Politics of Kleinian Technique in Post-war UK
Chair: Anne Cooke
13.00: Lunch break
Kate Brown: Attachment Theory and Psychosis
Stijn Vanheule: Conceptualising and Treating Psychosis: A Lacanian Perspective
Chair: Peter Nevins
15.45: Coffee break
Dorothée Bonnigal-Katz (Presenter)
Christos Tombras and Tomasz Fortuna(Respondents)
Moderator: Gwion Jones
South Hampstead High School
3 Maresfield Gardens
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