British Psychoanalytical Society Annual Research Lecture 2019

Date: 4 December, 2019

Time: Drinks from 7.30pm, lecture at 8.15pm

Organised by: British Psychoanalytical Society

Venue: Institute of Psychoanalysis, Byron House, 112a Shirland Road, London, W9 2BT

More details and registration: Visit the Institute of Psychoanalysis website

The  Development of Qualitative Research Methods in Psychoanalysis and the Integration of Psychoanalytic Thinking in Qualitative Research

Speakers: Robert Hinshelwood, Margaret Rustin and Michael Rustin

Psychoanalytic research has often been criticised as inadequate for reportedly  providing insufficient evidence of the effectiveness of psychoanalytic treatments. This Annual Lecture will focus, by contrast, on the equally important question of how the validity of primary research to advance psychoanalytic theories, concepts and techniques can be enhanced.

The three-part lecture will draw on recently published studies of qualitative research methods in psychoanalysis: Researching the Unconscious: Principles of Psychoanalytic Method, by Michael Rustin: New Discoveries in Child Psychotherapy: Findings from Qualitative Research, edited by Margaret and Michael Rustin; and Methods of Research into the Unconscious: Applying Psychoanalytic Ideas to Social Science by Kalina Stamenova and Robert Hinshelwood, all published in 2018.

For full details and to register, visit the Institute of Psychoanalysis website.