Dr Edgard Sanchez Bernal

Dr Edgard Sanchez Bernal is a Consultant Psychiatrist and a Psychoanalyst and a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He works in the NHS for South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, placed at King´s College London Student Services. He also works at his private practice. He has written papers on clinical issues including Free Association, Transference, Termination in psychoanalytic settings and  Deliberate Self Harm. He is the founding member and Co-chair of the Freudian Study Group.

In this lecture, Dr Sanchez Bernal will utilise the scaffolding of psychoanalytic understanding of the development of the mind to highlight its relevance. With clinical examples, the lecture will shed light on clinical situations frequently encountered in mental health services. The talk will explore how in the present climate, the pressure to cure symptoms as fast as possible can be likened to seeking joy in immediate satisfaction, rather than in the reality of the slow path to recovery.