English Speaking Weekend Conference 2021

 Registration is closed for this event
From action to representation

This conference will be recorded and available on request*

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: The English Speaking Weekend Conference is open to members and candidates of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) and its component societies, and also to members of the British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA), the European Psychoanalytic Federation (EPF) and full BPC registrants.

Psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists, who are not members of these organisations may register if supported by an IPA member. A brief supporting letter from the IPA member should be sent to outreach@iopa.org.uk before registering for the conference.

We are pleased to announce that the Conference plenary on Sunday will be chaired by Rosine Perelberg, President of the BPaS, and we are honoured that Harriet Wolfe President of the IPA, Heribert Blass President of the EPF and David Simpson President of the BPA have accepted our society's invitation to contribute to the plenary discussion.

Inspired by the centenary of the publication of Freud’s “Beyond the Pleasure Principle” which introduced the idea of the “compulsion to repeat”, this conference (postponed from Autumn 2020 due to Covid-19) revisits ‘Action’ and its connection -or disconnection- to the Mind. The speakers will explore a variety of clinical experiences, where Action -and not exclusively acting out is paramount. Action and its relation to and the movement toward representation and thinking will be examined in psychoanalytic work with adults and children.

In each of three moderated panels, two speakers will present their clinical work and theoretical ideas followed by a dialogue with each other and with the audience. There will be an open final plenary exchange between the speakers and the audience.

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Friday 8 October | Optional clinical seminars, 5.30pm - 7pm or 6.00pm - 7:30pm (GMT) 
                                   OPTIONAL CLINICAL SEMINARS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 9 and 10 October | Main conference

Speakers at the main conference:
Sira Dermen (London), Alain Gibeault (Paris), Benedetta Guerrini Degl’innocenti (Florence),
Marianne Parsons (London), Kate Pugh (London) and John Steiner (London)




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.

*Recordings will only be shared with delegates who request them and who have signed and returned a confidentiality statement.

October 8th, 2021 5:30 PM through October 10th, 2021 1:00 PM
Online via Zoom
United Kingdom
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.