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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.

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Wunderblock

03/06/2019 - 05/26/2019

open to public
Organizer: Freud Museum London
Venue: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
United Kingdom
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Wunderblock is an exhibition of new work by artist Emma Smith, drawing on original historical research into the post-war fascination with the infant mind.

This research, undertaken by the Hidden Persuaders Project at Birkbeck, University of London, examines ‘brainwashing’ during the Cold War. Smith’s exhibition particularly focuses on this history in relation to the child.

In the wake of World War II there was considerable anxiety about how children’s minds could be shaped or influenced to support fascism, communism or liberal democracy. A generation of children had also directly experienced the devastation of war, separation from their families, or life in institutions. Child psychoanalysis and psychiatry gained a prominent role and it was a time of great innovation and debate. However, observing and interpreting the developing mind, nurturing infant mental health, and supporting good parenting, also became powerful political issues. These were inextricably linked to the interests of the state, and aspirations for generating democratic citizens.

The mother’s close relationship with her newborn became a central preoccupation. The war years and the Nursery School Movement had helped enable women of all classes to work. Post-war research and debate offered conflicting messages, and put women under pressure to return to the home. Arguably, political interest in children’s care inside and outside the home was concerned as much with regulating populations, as with supporting the child and recognising their rights.

Smith’s exhibition turns some of this complex history of debate about nature and nurture, and about benign and malign influences over the child, on its head. Smith asks ‘What is the agency of the child?’, ‘What is innate to the infant and in what ways are they an ‘expert’?’; and, crucially: ‘To what extent does the baby or child influence their environment, and shape the adult’s world?’. Inspired by the rich material surrounding infant observation in psychoanalysis by practitioners such as Melanie Klein, Anna Freud, Margaret Lowenfeld and Donald Winnicott, as well as the emergence of child-centred pedagogy and the anti-psychiatry movement, Wunderblock considers how we might engage with this history and meet the child from their own perspective.

The Hidden Persuader

05/22/2019 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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An evening of discussion, hosted by artist Emma Smith with contributions from invited guests specialising in child development, children’s rights, and psychoanalysis. This event will consider and seek to unpack some of the key themes and ideas from Smith’s exhibition, Wunderblock.

Wunderblock is an exhibition of new work by artist Emma Smith, drawing on original historical research into the post-war fascination with the infant mind. Set against a history of state interest and intervention into child development after the Second World War, and a preoccupation with the accountability of the mother, Wunderblock questions and inverts some of this complex narrative to consider the agency of the child.

In the history of childhood, the child has emerged from an un-recognised entity to a protected status of vulnerability. But where in this history has the child been acknowledged as having agency in their own right? And to what extent does the child influence the adult world, both the children around us and the child we used to be? What is the agency of the child and what structures of power / societal expectations can this sit within? Can the child’s influence be seen in relation to the feminist idea of power to transform others, rather than to have power over them?

The event will reflect on Smith’s research and that of the Hidden Persuaders Project at Birkbeck, University of London. It will also consider contemporary attitudes to the shaping of the infant mind, and encourage attendees to question and consider their own beliefs in relation to the current status of children and young people in our society.

Film and Psychoanalysis - London Centenary Conference

07/21/2019 14:00

open to public
Organizer: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Venue: The Tower Hotel
St Katharine´s Way
E1W 1LD London
United Kingdom
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The London Celebration Conference will also include a special optional afternoon event on Film and Psychoanalysis, hosted by Prof. Caroline Bainbridge with guest speakers. It includes refreshments and a closing wine reception.

Film in Focus - Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Cinema

07/21/2019 14:30

open to public
Organizer: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Venue: The Tower Hotel
St Katharine´s Way, St Katharine´s & Wapping
E1W 1LD London
United Kingdom
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The London Celebration Conference will also include a special optional afternoon event on Film and Psychoanalysis, hosted by Prof. Caroline Bainbridge with guest speakers.

Please use this payment gateway to purchase tickets for the film event ONLY. Please note there is a discount available if you are also attending the London Celebration Centenary Conference.

SESSIONS AND SPEAKERS

Thinking Cinema: Bion and Film with Dr Kelli Fuery and Dr Carla Ambrosio Garcia
Chair: Dr Giuseppe

Cinema at the Edge: Skin, Screens, and Subjectivity with Dr Michelle S Stephens and Dr Domenico Di Ceglie
Chair: Sara Flanders

Female Human Animal (UK 2018):
A Roundtable with Dr Alexis Schreck, Dr Adele Tutter, and Josh Appiganesi in conversation
Chair: Prof Caroline Bainbridge

Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis in a Changing World

07/23/2019 09:00

open to public
Organizer: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Venue: University College London
30 Guilford Street
WC1N 1EH London
United Kingdom
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This is a one day conference at The Institute of Child Health 

This conference is organised under the auspices of the British Psychoanalytical Society in collaboration with:
IPA Committee on Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis (COCAP),
Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), 
Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute,
Israel Psychoanalytic Society

Introduction: Catalina Bronstein (British Psychoanalytical Society), Isobel Pick (Association of Child Psychotherapists)

First Panel: New Realities, New Challenges

Susan Donner (USA)
Sara Flanders (UK)
Chair: Larry Brown (Boston)

Paper Presentation: New frontiers, Diagnostic, theoretical and technical challenges

Maria Rhode (UK)
Discussant: Bjorn Salomonson (Sweden)
Chair: Joshua Durban (Israel)

Second Panel: Children on the Edge: Domestic and Social Violence. Abuse and deprivation

Simon Cregeen (UK)
Mariângela Mendes de Almeida (Brazil)             
Chair: Kerry Kelly Novick (USA)

Round Table with presenters. Discussion with audience
Chairs: Angela Joyce (UK) Christine Anzieu Premmereur (France and USA)

Contributors:
Catalina Bronstein (UK) - Larry Brown (Boston) - Monica Cardenal (Argentina)
Simon Cregeen (UK) - Susan Donner (USA) - Joshua Durban (Israel) - Sara
Flanders (UK) - Angela Joyce (UK) - Mariângela Mendes de Almeida (Brazil)
Kerry Kelly Novick (USA) - Isobel Pick (UK) - Christine Anzieu Premmereur
(France and USA) - Maria Rhode (UK) - Bjorn Salomonson (Sweden)

51st IPA Congress - The Feminine

07/24/2019 - 07/27/2019

open to public
Organizer: IPA - International Psychoanalytical Association
Venue: QEII Centre
Broad Sanctuary
SW1P 3EE London
United Kingdom
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Psychoanalytic theory and practice both have a part to play in addressing the question of ‘the feminine’. Our goal for this Congress is to focus on issues that affect the everyday life and experiences of both women and men.

Since the late nineteenth century, concerns and problems related to the female condition, which were previously normalised or silenced, have become increasingly visible in different cultures.

Psychoanalytic theories on the feminine have widened and diversified. Important debates emerged early on, such as the Freud-Jones controversy on primary and secondary femininity, and the role of penis envy in development. Many female analysts developed and presented their ideas on these issues. These debates are ongoing and have become increasingly sophisticated. The riddle of bisexuality has stood at the centre of psychoanalysis since the beginning and contains both the feminine and the masculine. The question of whether there is a set of fantasies that are connected more with the feminine than with the masculine remains open.

Each society, culture or historical period attributes certain behaviours to the feminine or the masculine. However, most people have their own personal mixture of these, and it would be an over-simplification to prescribe a fixed set of properties to one particular sex. The psychoanalytic approach is now broader, including the feminine within the field of the masculine. New family configurations and sexual and gender diversity have challenged established standards of sexual binarism and have invited new questions about femininity and masculinity. The feminine protects the infant and its development; it guarantees survival and furnishes the mother tongue. In the intermediary spaces of two, three or more persons, all the involved persons continuously negotiate the positions of the feminine and the masculine, changing the question of what should be labelled as feminine and what as masculine. We have therefore had to revisit many concepts whose relevance for clinical practice is unquestionable: among them, the Oedipal-castration complex and its traditional resolution, the feminine superego, and women’s desire for children.

Within this framework, the IPA takes up the challenge of updating and rethinking classical psychoanalytic views on the feminine and their repercussions in psychoanalysis.



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