Authors in conversation: Irma Brenman Pick discusses ‘Authenticity in the Psychoanalytic Encounter’ with Penelope Garvey

Date: 20 March, 2021

Photo of Irma Brenman Pick and cover of her book Authenticity in the Psychoanalytic Encounter

Time: 16:00 hours GMT (UK time), duration 90 minutes

Venue: online via Zoom

Organised by: The Melanie Klein Trust

Tickets: £20 (for concessions see below) including access to a recording of the event for one month and a discount code for 20% off the book price. Book your place now.


Join Irma Brenman Pick and Penelope Garvey for an exploration of Brenman Pick’s collected works, Authenticity in the Psychoanalytic Encounter (edited by M Fakhry Davids and Naomi Shavit, Routledge, 2018).

In this important body of work, Brenman Pick presents vivid clinical narratives that demonstrate her interest in the early roots of conflict in her patients, and her skill in addressing these in the here-and-now of the psychoanalytic encounter. Using the book as a touchpoint, the conversation will explore her original contributions to psychoanalytic thinking in areas such as countertransference, authenticity, adolescence and sexual identity.

Irma Brenman Pick is a Distinguished Fellow, Supervising and Training Analyst and former President of the British Psychoanalytical Society.

Penelope Garvey is a Training Analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society and works in private practice. She is one of the co-authors of The New Dictionary of Kleinian Thought and a co-editor of The Klein Tradition.

Psychoanalyst Anne Amos will chair the event.

All attendees will receive a link to a recording of the event shortly afterwards, valid for one month, and a discount code for 20% off the book price.

Book your place now


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