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 Council (BPC) and of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (APC).
Psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists from outside the UK who are not IPA members may register if supported by an IPA member. A brief supporting letter from the IPA member should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before registering for the conference.
This conference will explore the vicissitudes of affects and the capacity to develop mental representations in relation to the body, in both adult and child analysis. Affects are rooted in the body and profoundly affect the functioning of the body and the mind. The quality and/or lack of the capacity to hold representations is paramount to the functioning of both mind and body. The speakers will explore these issues, focussing on three broad areas: psychosomatics; pain, self-harm and violence; and autism and autistic defences. Two clinical papers will be presented in each of these areas, followed by an open dialogue between the speakers and with the audience.
Friday 28 September
Optional clinical seminars and welcome reception at the Institute of Psychoanalysis (click for map)
Saturday 29 September
Main conference and evening party with drinks, light food and jazz at the Royal College of Physicians (see below for map)
Sunday 30 September
Main conference and final plenary at the Royal College of Physicians
Speakers in dialogue at main conference:
Catalina Bronstein and Donald Campbell (Chair: Alessandra Lemma)
Christine Anzieu-Premmereur and Maria Rhode (Chair: Robin Anderson)
Jonathan Sklar and Megan Virtue (Chair: Joan Schachter)
Clinical seminar leaders: Rosemary Davies, Julia Fabricius, Michael Feldman, Angela Joyce, Leon Kleimberg, Gregorio Kohon, Caroline Polmear and Priscilla Roth
Cancellation policy for this event:
Up to and including 9 August 2018: full refund on cancellation
Between 10 August, up to and including 31 August 2018 - 50% refund on cancellation
From 1 September 2018 onwards - no refunds
London, London NW1 4LE