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Psychoanalysis can help us make sense of Brexit. An article by David Morgan

The migrant threatens us where it hurts: in the unconscious fear that there is not enough to go round, writes David Morgan

“It is always possible to bind a number of people in love as long as there are others left over to receive the manifestations of their aggressiveness – the outsider may be different in only minor ways, but this will suffice.”

— Freud, Civilisation and Its Discontents
 


Wilfred Bion

Bion in Marrakech … 3rd Meeting – taking place in Marseille, February 16-19, 2017

In New York (1977) Bion suggested the writing of a book to be called “The Interpretation of Facts” in which ‘facts’ would be translated into dream language, in order to get ‘a two-way traffic’ going with the “Interpretation of Dreams” (in which dreams are translated into facts).


Sally Weintrobe

Disavowal: Sally Weintrobe and the Psychoanalysis of Climate Change Denial

What can psychoanalytic ideas bring to the discussion on climate change?

We spoke to Sally Weintrobe, a psychoanalyst and editor of Engaging with Climate Change, in which psychoanalytic ideas are used to help understand why we are in denial about climate change and the earth's future.


Casswell Bank Architects announced as winners to remodel Institute headquarters

We are delighted to announce that we will be working with Casswell Bank Architects on the remodelling of our headquarters, Byron House.

The first phase of work will commence in the Summer this year, and will involve the refurbishment of our child and adolescent consulting rooms and improved provision for our extensive archive.

The second phase will take place in the Summer of 2017, when substantial improvements will be made to our main lecture room, the Sigmund Freud Room.


"Therapy Wars": Nick Temple responds to Oliver Burkeman's piece in The Guardian

On January 7, The Guardian published an article by Oliver Burkeman"Therapy wars: the revenge of Freud", discussing the many differences between psychoanalysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.