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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.



The Leicester Conference

08/04/2018 - 08/17/2018

open to public
Organizer: The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations

Leicester
United Kingdom
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The Leicester Conference
Task Authority Organisation
4 – 17 August 2018

This annual Group Relations residential conference, which has been running since 1957, is designed for those who are looking to develop their leadership and managerial capacity to effect change in work groups and organisations and to improve their ability to work with complex and challenging issues.

The Leicester conference provides unique and exciting opportunities for you to learn through experience about group, organisation’s and social dynamics and the exercise of authority and power. How to get the most out of your team, generating goodwill and employee ‘buy-in’ – followership – and understanding and working with your own and your organisation’s resistance to change.

There is now wide recognition that group and systems psychodynamics play a vital part in the success or failure of work projects and organisational change. Likewise, the understanding and management of feelings, tensions and other dynamics in group situations are essential to effective leadership.

Each conference is a temporary organisation consisting of a series of events which are designed to enable the exploration of different work experiences and behaviour. So, there are no presenters as such; instead the conference staff offer working hypotheses based on their experiences and understanding of what is happening in the ‘here and now’ during the various events.

The next Leicester conference invites you to find out about the different boundaries with which we engage in our daily professional encounters, including the boundary relationship between mind and body, yourself and your colleagues, colleagues and the environment, the creative potential within these relationships and your capacity to transform organisational life into a meaningful experience of citizenship in this world.

Please get in touch to find out about the various discounts we offer.

The 26th Nordic Psychoanalytic Congress

08/09/2018 - 08/12/2018

open to public

Turku
Finland
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PRESENCE AND ABSENCE
An infant cannot become a feeling and thinking human being without the presence of primary caregivers.  Psychoanalysts are experts in close observation of the meanings of such presence, and psychoanalytic theories as well as clinical concepts contain a distinctive body of insight and knowledge regarding the importance of presence for the psychic life of a developing human being. Concepts like holding, containing and mentalizing all denote different kinds of significant presence, which are rooted in the early emotional life of an infant. Without a good enough interplay between presence and absence of caregiving adults a developing human being will encounter additional challenges in being present in her own mind, both for herself as well as for others.

But psychoanalysts know as well that a person is never completely present for herself – that there is an inevitable gap, an abyss, a rupture, which brings absence into the picture. The ego is not master in its own house, Freud formulated.  The concept of unconscious enables one to think of the various kinds of absence, both for oneself as well as for others.  What really matters in the psychoanalytic process is often precisely that which is significantly present through its absence, influencing a person’s way of being present but often escaping perception and understanding.  This process takes place on the edge between presence and absence, aiming to facilitate the capacity to be mindfully present for oneself and for others.  In current psychoanalysis, there are very different conceptions and models of how the unconscious is structured and how the unconscious affects the analytic encounter and life in general.

The conference invites all kinds of papers, both clinical and theoretical, addressing issues on presence and absence. We invite each society to choose a paper concerning the theme of the conference to be presented at the plenary sessions. Individual papers are to be sent to the scientific committee of the conference.

Title and abstract (100-200 words) are to be sent before October 15th 2017 to Jussi Kotkavirta, jussi.kotkavirta@gmail.com, as an email attachment, as a Word file.

Questions concerning the scientific program can be sent to jussi.kotkavirta@gmail.com.

There will also be a pre-congress on child and adolescent psychoanalysis, a pre-congress on teaching in psychoanalysis and a meeting for candidates. More information about these events will follow.



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