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BBC video feature: Uncovering the history of madness

bedlam-main-imageUncovering the history of madness

London’s Wellcome Collection brought together various artists to create the exhibition, ‘Bedlam: the asylum & beyond‘. It tackles the rise and fall of mental asylums, and looks at how mental illness is handled now. David Beales is one of the artists taking part. He uses his first-hand experiences of living in psychiatric hospitals to create art and raise awareness around mental health issues. He told the BBC’s Dan Damon about his experiences.

To access the video interview, click here.

Psychosis and Psychoanalysis Conference (Freud Museum London, 20 March 2016)

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.

PROGRAMME:

08.45 – 09.30: Registration and Coffee

09.30: HISTORY
Haya Oakley: Life in the “Anti-Psychiatry” Fast Lane
Brian Martindale: Family and Psychosis (Past & Present)
Chair: Dorothée Bonnigal-Katz

11.00: Coffee break

11.30: POLITICS
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

14.00: THEORY
Kate Brown: Attachment Theory and Psychosis
Stijn VanheuleConceptualising and Treating Psychosis: A Lacanian Perspective
Chair: Peter Nevins

15.45: Coffee break

16.15: TECHNIQUE
Clinical Rountable:
Dorothée Bonnigal-Katz (Presenter)
Christos Tombras and Tomasz Fortuna(Respondents)
Moderator: Gwion Jones

17.30: End

 

For more information, click here.

Exhibition – States of Mind: Tracing the edges of consciousness

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States of Mind: Tracing the edges of consciousness

EXHIBITION

4 February 2016 – 16 October 2016

Following on from ‘States of Mind: Ann Veronica Janssens‘, this changing exhibition will examine perspectives from artists, psychologists, philosophers and neuroscientists to interrogate our understanding of the conscious experience.

Exploring phenomena such as somnambulism, synaesthesia, and disorders of memory and consciousness, the exhibition will examine ideas around the nature of consciousness, and in particular what can happen when our typical conscious experience is interrupted, damaged or undermined.

‘States of Mind: Tracing the edges of consciousness’ will feature a series of changing installations. The first one will be ‘The Whisper Heard’ by Imogen Stidworthy, from 4 February until 24 April. Find out more about this and future installations.

The exhibition will also feature work by artists Carla MacKinnon, Louise K Wilson, A. R. Hopwood, Mary Kelly and Aya Ben Ron.

For more information, see http://wellcomecollection.org/exhibitions/states-mind-tracing-edges-consciousness

Seventh European Psychoanalytic Film Festival @ Institute of Psychoanalysis (London)

This October 31, the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival returns with some of the boldest, most thought provoking voices from European cinema in recent years.

‘Secrets’ is the theme that unites our films this year – and one that guarantees a series of lively discussions as screenings bring you face to face with both directors and prominent psychoanalysts.

Since its inaugural year in 2001, epff has been bringing together psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, filmmakers, academics, critics, students and film enthusiasts under one roof.

And once again, over four days of films, lectures, round-table discussions and a packed social schedule, we aim to foster creative dialogue and illuminate new pathways between the arts and theories of the mind.

If you have an interest in cinema and the many ways it can be enriched through psychoanalytical perspectives, this is an event not to be missed.

For more information, click here.

Conference: Psychotherapeutics from the York Retreat to the Present Day (London, October 2013)

Conference: Psychotherapeutics from the York Retreat to the Present Day

UCL Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines

Friday, 11 October 2013 at 11:00 – Sunday, 13 October 2013 at 18:00 (BST)

London, United Kingdom

A 3-day international conference bringing together historians, clinical practitioners and anthropologists to present original research and discuss the development of psychotherapies since the 18th century.

DRAFT CONFERENCE PROGRAMME – subject to change

 Friday 11th October

 

10.30 Registration opens, Old Refectory, UCL Main Building

11.00-11.30

Welcome address

11.30-12.30

18th and 19th Centuries

 

Edward Brown (Independent scholar)

François Leuret:  Nineteenth Century Psychotherapist

Sharlene Walbaum (Quinnipian University, Connecticut)

Moral Therapies Before the York Retreat: Work and Therapeutics in 18th C English and Scottish Asylums’

Andrea Korenjak (Paris-Lodron-University, Salzburg)

Music and “Moral Treatment”: Music as Therapeutic Medium in the 19th Century as Reflected in Present-Day Music Therapy Concepts

Lunch 12.30-14.00

14.00-15.00

Late 19th Century

 

Sarah Chaney (University College London)

The Action of the Imagination: Daniel Hack Tuke and Late Victorian Psychotherapeutics

 

Thibaud Trochu (University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Lourdes’s ‘miraculous’ healings as viewed by a protestant scientist

 

C. Bartolucci and G.P Lombardo (University of Rome Sapienza)

The renewal in the diagnosis and treatment of the abnormal subjects according to Enrico Morselli(1852-1929)

15.00-15.30 coffee break

15.30-16.30

Early-Mid 20th Century

 

Monika Ankele (University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf)

Occupational Therapy in Germany during the Weimar Period (1918-1933)

David Freis (European University Institute, Florence)

Subordination, Authority, Psychotherapy: Mental Hygiene and Politics in Interwar Vienna

Simon Taylor (Columbia University New York)

Between Philosophy and Psychotherapeutics: Existential Analysis and the Birth of Anxiety

16.30-17.10

Psychiatry in the ‘60s and ‘70s

Peter Agulnik, Craig Fees, David Kennard, David Millard, & John Hall (British Psychological Society)

Harnessing personal experience in understanding the development of therapeutic communities and environments: an Oxford case history

Kateřina Lišková (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)

Everything for the Couple: Sex Therapy in Czechoslovakia during Normalization

Saturday 12th October

11.00-12.00

Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

 

Susan Lamb (McGill University)

Importing, Appropriating, and Condemning Psychoanalysis:Adolf Meyer’s Use of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Technique at Johns Hopkins, 1913-1917

Arthur Eaton (University College London)

Undercurrents: the history of lay psycho-analysis in the USA

Dee McQuillan (University College London)

Bringing Psychoanalysis to Bloomsbury: Strachey and the Translation of Freud into English.

12.00-13.30 lunch

13.30-14.30

Art Therapies

Susan Hogan

History of Art Therapy

Imogen Wiltshire (University of Birmingham)

On the Historical Origins of British Art Therapy: Arthur Segal, Painting and German Modernism

Cristina Hanganu-Bresch (University of the Sciences, Philadelphia)

The Proof is in the Brush-Stroke: Diagnosing and Treating Psychiatric Patients through Art

14.30-15.30 coffee break

15.30-16.30

Transcultural Contexts

 Nancy Rose Hunt (University of Michigan)

Neurasthenia and Vernacular Therapies the Colonial Situation of the Congo

 

Yu-Chuan Wu (Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan)

Psychotherapy at Home: Morita Therapy for Neurotic Disposition in Japan, 1919-1945

Roland Littlewood (University College London)

Anthropological Approaches and Transcultural Psychiatry

 

Sunday 13th October

 

11.00-12.00

New Paradigms in Modern Psychotherapy

 

Sonu Shamdasani (University College London)

Notes on Wellbeing in 20th Century Psychotherapy

 

Felicity Callard (University of Durham)

Behavioural Therapy and the Calibration of Anxiety

Rachel Rosner (Independent Scholar)

To Manualize Psychotherapy: Aaron T. Beck and the Creation of the Manualized Treatment Protocol

12.00.-13.30

13.30-14.30

Hallucinogens and Psychotherapy

 

Matei Iagher (University College London)

Ronald Sandison and the Use of LSD in Psychotherapy

Jelena Martinovic (University of Lausanne)

Bootstrappers Seeking to Understand Creativity: Experimental Science, Psychiatry and Cybernetics (1960-1970)

 

Sarah Marks

Stanislav Grof and LSD Psychotherapy

14.30-15.00 coffee break

15.00-16.00

Concepts and Debates in Modern Psychotherapy

 

Stephanie Pache (University of Lausanne)

FeministTherapy:HowFeminismShapesPsychotherapy

Ulrich Koch (Johns Hopkins University)

Cruel to be kind? The politics of professionalism and the controversies over therapists’ displays of emotions in the consulting room (ca. 1940-1980)

Andreas Sommer (University of Cambridge)

Discarnate Spirits as Pathogens and Cure in Modern Western Psychiatry

For tickets, click here.

Freud Museum Annual Lecture 2013: How Well Does Freud’s Work Stand the Test of Time? (Allen Frances, MD)

Freud Museum Annual Lecture 2013

The Freud Museum and King’s College London
present
The Freud Memorial Lecture 2013
Dr. Allen Frances:
How Well Does Freud’s Work Stand the Test of Time?

5 June 2013 7.30pm (doors open at 7.15pm)
Edmond J Safra Theatre, King’s College London, The Strand, WC2R 2LS
Allen Frances, MD, was the Chair of the Task Force that prepared the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV), often called the bible of the American psychiatric profession. However, he has been a vocal critic of the new DSM V, condemning what he calls its diagnostic hyperinflation. His new book, Saving Normal, is part mea culpa, part j‘accuse, and part cri de coeur. It explores why psychiatry has always been subject to so many fads, while deploring the medicalization of everyday human experience and the excessive use of psychiatric medicine.
In the prestigious Freud Memorial Lecture, Dr Frances argues that the current under-estimation of Freud is in part the price for his having been overestimated during his lifetime. ‘It is unwise to worship Freud or the DSM as bibles – but equally unwise not to know them,’ he says. His lecture will draw attention to which of Freud’s contributions he thinks still relevant, which quaint historical artefacts.
A graduate of the Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center, where he taught the Freud course for ten years, Allen Francie is now Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University, where previously he was Chair.
Convenor: Lisa Appignanesi, Chair of the Freud Museum and visiting Professor in Literature and the Medical Humanities, Kings College London.
The Freud Memorial Lecture is a leading event in the Freud Museum London Events Calendar. In past years it has been delivered by such luminaries as Edward Said, Slavoj Zizek, Adam Phillips and Michael Brearley.

Advance booking recommended. Tickets are free for King’s staff and students.
Contact eventsandmedia@freud.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7435 2002

Summer events – The Institute of Psychoanalysis (London)

Summer events from The Institute of Psychoanalysis

For more details and online booking visit www.beyondthecouch.org.uk

Wednesday 8 May 2013
Open Evening

If you have ever thought about becoming a psychoanalyst, this evening offers you the chance to hear senior analysts speak about the profession and training process, hear perspectives from current students, join small group discussions and tour the Institute.

The evening is open to anyone interested in the possibility of training as a psychoanalyst or learning about other events including the Foundation Course.

Find out more

Friday 17 – Saturday 18 May 2013
Psychoanalysis, Literature and Politics: Celebrating Hanna Segal’s Contributions

A memorial conference celebrating the career of Hanna Segal, one of the most eminent psychoanalysts of her generation. She made fundamental contributions to psychoanalytic theory and practice, including work on symbolic function, creativity and aesthetics. She also maintained a deep political engagement throughout her life, uniquely combining her understanding of very primitive layers of the mind with an acute political sensitivity. Her contribution has been recognised all over the world and her works translated into numerous langauges.

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Friday 7 June 2013
Transference and Countertransference with Somatic Patients

A lecture presented by psychoanalyst Marilia Aisenstein, in which she will examine Freud’s work to try to understand why his interest in countertransference seemed to have disappeared and propose that his papers on thought, transference and telepathy could be the basis for a modern view on countertransference. Marilia will also develop her own views on transference with somatic patients and neurotic patients in general.

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Saturday 15 June 2013
Screening Conditions: Surviving Life
Directed by Jan Svankmajer, 2010

A screening of this brilliant surrealistic fantasy about dreams and psychoanalysis. Eugene leads a double life – one real, the other in his dreams. In real life he has a wife called Milada. In his dreams he has a young girlfriend called Eugenia. Sensing that these dreams have some deeper meaning, he goes to see a psychoanalyst, Dr Holubova, who interprets them for him. The film will be introduced by psychoanalyst Andrea Sabbadini and followed by a discussion  with film critic, broadcaster and historian Ian Christie.

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Saturday 29 June 2013
Oedipus Through the Life Cycle: Adulthood

Psychoanalyst Isabel Hernandez Halton examines the developments in theories about women’s sexuality since Freud’s postulation that ‘the sexual life of adult women is a dark continent for psychology’. Michael Halton, psychoanalyst and psychologist, explores what may be distinctive in male sexuality and how Freud’s  ideas might be reviewed in the light of Klein’s emphasis on the Primal Scene in both its sexual and non sexual dynamics. Chaired by Leon Kleimberg.

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