Mary Morgan is a Psychoanalyst and Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. At the Tavistock Relationships, she is Reader in Couple Psychoanalysis. She has published many papers on psychoanalytic work with couples and is currently completing a book. She is a member of the IPA’s Family and Couple Psychoanalysis Committee, Board member of the International Association for Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, on the international advisory board of the journals Couple & Family Psychoanalysis and Interatzioni. She has developed and led couple psychotherapy trainings in several countries, lectures internationally and has a private individual and couple analytic practice.
Morgan, M. (2016) An Object Relations Approach to the couple Relationship: Past, Present and Future. Couple and Family Psychoanalysis Vol 6, Number 2, autumn 2016
Brief Outline of Lecture:
In this lecture Mary Morgan explores some of the reasons relationships are so difficult but also why we might need them. She explores the ordinary narcissism in all of us, unrealistic expectations of being understood and managing disillusionment. But it is not all bad news, intimate relationships provide the opportunity to work through earlier difficulties and the possibility for further psychic development, particularly being creative couple.