|COLLEGE OF PSYCHOANALYSTS - UK • RESEARCH STUDY DAY
Saturday April 20th 2013, 10am – 4pm
Birkbeck College, Malet Street, Room 541
The question of research has been an abiding one for psychoanalysis. From the outset Freud expressed the view that research was the purpose of the psychoanalytic endeavour, above and beyond its application as a form of therapeutics, seeing it as integral to the training of psychoanalysts. The question is even more pertinent in the current climate of empirically driven therapies, where there is an urgent need for psychoanalysis to position itself clearly and distinctly in this emerging landscape.
CPUK is pleased to announce its first study day addressing these questions, focusing on various forms of research in the field. The day will centre on five brief summaries, lasting no more than 20 minutes, of current research interests of various members of the college. After each presentation there will be opportunity for participants to discuss both the specific and broader implications of their work in an informal and collegial atmosphere.
Sally Willis: Will be arguing for the use of Games Therapy in her work with anorectic teenagers from a Group Analytic perspective.
Anne Codd: Will be drawing on Kohut’s self psychology with her concept of ‘failure of self’, as a means of exploring the links between negative therapeutic reaction and depression and suicide.
Hara Pepeli: Critically examines the import of Freud’s concept of the Unconscious into Lacan’s notion of the Subject, and in its course considers theories of Identification as presented by both Freud and Lacan, via Conté.
Gwion Jones: Explores the inherent problematic in the process of psychic transcription - as defined by Freud in his seminal works of the1890’s, with the view to presenting a methodological critique of its contemporary equivalents in the field of neuroscience.
Nic Bayley: Poses the link between poetry and psychoanalysis by considering the question of whether the discourse of the consulting room is a form of poetry. In turn he examines the question of how knowledge of the poetic form might help the analyst approach the question of the Other.
Cost: £20 before April 10th, £25 on door.
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