Jan Abram: International activity

Jan Abram, PhD. Training and Supervising Analyst of the British Psycho-Analytical Society. Chair of the Scientific Committee; Honorary Professor of the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex; Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London; Visiting Lecturer, Adult Department, The Tavistock Clinic; Member of the Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.

For the past twelve years Jan Abram has lectured and taught extensively in several countries, notably Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Holland, Italy, North America, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine, focusing in particular on the development of Winnicott’s later work and elaborating upon its dialogue with Freud and Klein.

Since 2007 Jan Abram has been a regular participant and speaker at the annual conference of the European Psychoanalytic Federation. In 2015 she will be presenting a paper on the work of Marjorie Brierley, one of the early female analysts of the British Psychoanalytical Society, in Stockholm, Sweden, where she will also be a moderator for clinical work groups.

Since 2008, she has been a Moderator and Core Member of the Paris Group – a Working Party on the Specificity of Psychoanalytic Treatment Today under the aegis of the EPF. The Paris Group meets on a regular basis in Paris and is comprised of an international group of analysts representing six European countries.

During 2015 she will be lecturing to the Swiss Society in Bern, Switzerland followed by a presentation at the University of Rome, Italy in celebration of the Italian translation of the 2nd edition of Abram’s acclaimed book, The Language of Winnicott.

In April she will be supervising clinical work with candidates of the Polish Psychoanalytical Society in Krakow and giving a public lecture organized by the Polish Society at the Krakow Museum of Contemporary Art. The public lecture is an application of Winnicott’s notions of ‘ordinary devotion’ and ‘primary creativity’ to the work of the Italian artist Lino Mannocci, focusing on his work concerning The Annunciation. Later in 2015, again for the Polish Psychoanalytical Society, Abram will be presenting at a conference in Warsaw on comparing the work of Klein and Winnicott with Robert Hinshelwood. This conference will be based on a book she is preparing with Robert Hinshelwood entitled Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott: a comparative conceptual study.

In 2016 she will be Visiting Professor at the University of Kyoto for the Japanese Psychoanalytic Society.

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