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This section can be used by universities, psychoanalytic associations, publishers, auction houses and museums to call attention to their offers relevant to psychoanalysis.
In this way our international users shall be informed more quickly about where and when upcoming congresses, conferences, auctions and book launches will take place.

If you are interested, please email to calendar@theviennapsychoanalyst.at for further information.



On the Couch: A Repressed History of the Analytic Couch from Plato to Freud

06/20/2018 19:00

open to public
Organizer: Freud Museum London
Venue: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
United Kingdom
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The Freud Museum’s most iconic item is undoubtedly Freud’s psychoanalytic couch, but where did the couch originate? And why did it play such an important role in the history of psychoanalysis?
Author and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Nathan Kravis explores these themes alongside a panel of academics as they discuss his latest publication, On the Couch: A Repressed History of the Analytic Couch from Plato to Freud.

About the book
The peculiar arrangement of the psychoanalyst’s office for an analytic session seems inexplicable. The analyst sits in a chair out of sight while the patient lies on a couch facing away. It has been this way since Freud, although, as Kravis points out in On the Couch, this practice is grounded more in the cultural history of reclining posture than in empirical research. Kravis, himself a practicing psychoanalyst, tells how the couch became an icon of self-knowledge and self-reflection as well as a site for pleasure, privacy, transgression, and healing.

Kravis draws on sources that range from ancient funerary monuments to furniture history to early photography, as well as histories of medicine, fashion, and interior decoration, and he deploys an astonishing array of images—of paintings, monuments, sculpture, photographs, illustrations, New Yorker cartoons, and advertisements.

Kravis deftly shows that, despite the ambivalence of today’s psychoanalysts—some of whom regard it as “infantilizing”—the couch continues to be the emblem of a narrative of self-discovery. Recumbent speech represents the affirmation in the presence of another of having a mind of one’s own.

Psychische Störungen in Kindheit und Jugend - Fr. Pfeiffer / Fr. Bollinger

06/20/2018 20:00

open to public
Organizer: MPI - Mainzer Psychoanalytisches Institut
Venue: MPI-1-Bibliothek
Martin-Luther-Straße 47
55131 Mainz
Germany
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Psychische Störungen in Kindheit und Jugend - Fr. Pfeiffer / Fr. Bollinger

Veranstaltung von Freunden der IDPAU e.V.:Konferenz "Putting Society on the Couch: On the psychic structure of society – Second International Erich Fromm Research Conference"

06/21/2018

open to public
Organizer: IDPAU - Interessengemeinschaft der Psychoanalyse an Universitäten
Venue: International Psychoanalytic University
Stromstr. 1
10555 Berlin
Germany
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Putting Society on the Couch: On the psychic structure of society
Second International Erich Fromm Research Conference from 21 to 23 June 2018
The conference (in English) is organized by the Erich Fromm Study Center at the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) Berlin, and conducted by Dr. Rainer Funk, Tübingen, and Prof. Dr. Thomas Kühn, Berlin.

The Research Conference 2018 aims at bringing together international researchers engaged with the work of Erich Fromm, examining the actuality of Fromm’s social-analytical approach, as well as exploring the potential for further development of this approach with regard to contemporary social developments.

Erich Fromm’s concept of the social character provides an important approach for the analysis of social megatrends and their effects on psychic structures. Furthermore, Fromm constantly focused on social pathologies within seemingly normal, inasmuch as, hegemonic social constellations. This opened up for an innovative and critical perspective within social sciences. Building on this, in the conference, we will pursue the following question: What implications can be drawn from Fromm’s conceptions for research on contemporary processes of internalization of social structures and which methods are appropriate to examine these practices?



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