Ron Britton in conversation with David Tuckett on What Do Analysts Do

Ron Britton in conversation with David Tuckett on What Do Analysts Do

Saturday 22nd June 2024
5.00pm - 6:30pm BST 

(6:30pm – 8.00pm CET, 12.00pm – 1:30pm EST, 9.00am – 10:30am PT)

These discussions will be delivered Online via Zoom.
Recording available for 1 week

“Knowing What Psychoanalysts Do and Doing What Psychoanalysts Know” published in the United States on February 9th 2024 by Rowman and Littlefield, contains an in-depth discussion of sixteen clinical cases of psychoanalysis. The book tries to answer the question of what psychoanalysts do when they are practicing psychoanalysis. The Comparative Clinical Methods author team, led by David Tuckett, collaborated with over a thousand colleagues worldwide over twenty years to collect a unique dataset of everyday clinical sessions, using a new workshop discussion method designed to reveal differences. Faced with diversity and wanting to surface and understand it, they had to evolve a new theoretical framework. This framework covers different approaches to the analytic situation (using the metaphors of cinema, dramatic monologue, theater, and immersive theater): different sources of data to infer unconscious content; differences in the troubles patients unconsciously experience and how to approach them; and differences in when, about what, and how a psychoanalyst should talk.

Taking the form of eleven very practical questions for psychoanalysts to ask of each session they conduct, the framework helps experienced psychoanalysts and students alike determine their intention and independently assess their progress. A final chapter applies the new framework and practical questions to contemporary technical controversies with some surprising results.

Ron Britton and David Tuckett, both past winners of the Sigourney Award, are distinguished fellows and training and supervising analysts of the British Psychoanalytical Society. This conversation offers a unique opportunity to explore crucial questions for everyday psychoanalysts and psychotherapists with the opportunity for the audience to submit questions to the two participants.

“An admirable, heroic, rigorous, sustained, effort that gives us access to information well beyond surmise, the only other approach to find out what analysts do, and even more valuably what they think and what they unknowingly believe they are doing and why. The book is very stimulating and I hope our fellow practitioners appreciate it.” - Ronald Britton

Please note: This lecture will be recorded and available for 1 week to all registered participants. This is to allow international attendees to enjoy the event at a more appropriate time in their time zone. After this time, the recording will no longer be available.

REFUND POLICY: Tickets are fully refundable until 14 days before the lecture, after which time no refunds will be issued.

Concession tickets are available, for students, candidates and trainees. Please email if you are unsure if you qualify for a concession ticket.

Views and opinions expressed by speakers are their own and do not represent the views or opinions of the Institute, event organisers or other speakers. We expect delegates to respect the confidentiality of clinical material discussed in our events. The content must not be recorded, conveyed or disseminated in any format and participants must not share access to the event with non-registered participants..



June 22nd, 2024 5:00 PM through  6:30 PM
Online via Zoom
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Standard Online via Zoom £ 20.00
Concession Online via Zoom £ 10.00
If selected, only members with the status New, Current or Grace and those that have a website account will be able to register for this event.
Standard Online via Zoom £ 20.00
Concession Online via Zoom £ 10.00