Introductory Lectures and Seminars in Psychoanalysis
The Institute of Psychoanalysis runs the Introductory Lectures and Seminar series for members of the public who wish to find out about psychoanalysis or deepen the knowledge they already have. The course is open to all including those completely new to the subject and no specific experience or qualifications are required.
An integrated course of 20 lectures on core psychoanalytic ideas, it is held on Wednesday evenings (5.45-8pm) over two terms, each lecture being followed that same evening by a seminar. Each week therefore, each participant attends a lecture (with reading material provided) and then joins a smaller group (10-12 individuals) for a group discussion on the evening’s topic, facilitated by a psychoanalyst.
It’s an opportunity for learning and discussion in the company of a range of people sharing curiosity and interest regarding psychoanalytic ideas and their relation to the world, psychoanalysis as a treatment and psychoanalysis as a profession. While the Introductory Lectures started at the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London there are now similar Introductory Lectures series taking place in Leeds, Belfast, Penrith and Newcastle.
We will also be running a seminar series (following the same format as above) for clinicians and people already working in this field. This series is based in South London and will commence late September on Monday evenings (6.30-8.45pm) over two terms. Details are to be confirmed.
For enquiries in connection with any of the above lecture series please email Marjory Goodall at email@example.com
Autumn term 2016 - London
28 September - Michael Brearley: The nature of psychoanalysis
5 October - Catalina Bronstein: Listening to the unconscious
12 October - Margaret Rustin: Child analysis
19 October - Megan Virtue: Sexuality
Half Term - 26 October 2016
2 November - Orna Hadary: Oedipus complex
9 November - Katalin Lanczi: Loss and mourning
16 November - Marie Bridge: Dreams
23 November - Chris Mawson: Melanie Klein
30 November - Irma Brenman Pick: Paranoid-schizoid and depressive positions
7 December - Angela Joyce: Introduction to work of Donald Winnicott
SPRING TERM 2017
11 January - Anne Patterson: Transitional objects and transitional phenomena
18 January - Sergei Grachev: Transference and countertransference
25 January - Nicola Abel-Hirsch: Thinking, containment and the mind
1 February - Penelope Crick: Consultation for psychoanalysis
8 February - Judith Jackson: Being a psychoanalyst
Half Term - 15 February 2017
22 February - Judith Jackson: Being a psychoanalyst
1 March - Donald Campbell: Destructiveness and disturbed states of mind
8 March - Maxine Dennis: Prejudice
15 March - Andrea Sabbadini: Psychoanalysis and film
22 March - David Riley: Q&A on psychoanalysis (plenary)
Sigmund Freud Lecture Theatre
Institute of Psychoanalysis
London W9 2BT