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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.



Freud, Dalí and the Metamorphosis of Narcissus

10/03/2018 - 02/24/2019

open to public
Organizer: Freud Museum London
Venue: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
United Kingdom
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Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dalí are two of the most significant and influential figures of the twentieth century.
Dalí was a passionate admirer of the father of psychoanalysis and finally met him in London on July 19th 1938. This year 2018 marks the 80th anniversary of this event. A new exhibition at the Freud Museum will explore the connection between the two men, starting from their one meeting, to which Dalí brought his recently completed painting The Metamorphosis of Narcissus.

The painting, on loan from the Tate, will be the central point in the exhibition for an exploration of the extensive influence of Freud on Dalí and on Surrealism. Also considered will be Freud’s own attitude to painting, illuminated by his response to this encounter with Dalí.

Dalí had read The Interpretation of Dreams as an art student in Madrid in the early 1920s. This was, he wrote, “one of the capital discoveries of my life, and I was seized with a real vice of self-interpretation, not only of my dreams but of everything that happened to me.” This passion for self-interpretation took not just visual but also written form. In 1933 Dalí wrote a “psycho-analytical essay”, as he described it, on the famous painting by Jean-François Millet, The Angelus. The essay was eventually published as a book, The Tragic Myth of Millet’s ‘Angelus’. In it, Dalí explores his own obsession with the painting, which he lays out in the form of a Freudian case history.

In 1938, after several attempts, Dalí finally met his hero Freud, newly arrived in London after fleeing from Nazi-occupied Vienna. The meeting was brokered by Stefan Zweig, who was present, together with Dalí’s friend and patron Edward James, who owned The Metamorphosis of Narcissus. Dalí hoped his painting would allow him to engage Freud in a discussion of the psychoanalytical theory of Narcissism and would help him to demonstrate his concept of critical paranoia.

Dali was given permission to sketch Freud during the visit. These drawings, now in the Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dalí in Spain, will be on display, and Dali’s long poem with the same title as the painting, The Metamorphosis of Narcissus. There will also be material from the Freud Museum’s archive and collections, shedding light on Freud’s attitude to Dalí and their meeting.

Other themes of the exhibition will include the classical origins of the myth of Narcissus and the place of narcissism in psychoanalytic thinking. Freud’s own collections will play a part. For example, they include a copy of the classical relief Gradiva; Freud’s study of Wilhelm Jensen’s novel Gradiva was the inspiration for some of Dalí’s important paintings and drawings on this theme from the early 1930s.

Through images, including original paintings and drawings, photographs and prints, and documents including letters, manuscripts, books and Freud’s appointment diary, the intense – if somewhat one-sided -relationship between two extraordinary thinkers and creators will be explored.

The exhibition will be curated by the distinguished art historian Dawn Ades, curator of the recent highly successful Dali/Duchamp exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue, and an exciting public programme, which will include lectures and debates on topics including Narcissism, the relationship between art and psychoanalysis through Freud’s writings on Leonardo and Michelangelo, Freud and surrealism, psychoanalysis and classicism, and Lacan’s debt to Dalí’s critical paranoia.

THERAPEUTISCHE CARTOONS

10/26/2018 - 02/28/2019

open to public
Organizer: Galerie der Komischen Künste
Venue: MuseumsQuartier/Q21
Museumsplatz 1

1070 Vienna
Austria
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Exhibition

Wie sieht Psychoanalyse beim Werbepsychologen aus? Woran erkennt man einen Psychiater beim Blind Date? Und was machen Löffel bei der Sexualberatung?

Diesen und anderen Fragen gehen die besten Cartoonist_innen des deutschen Sprachraums (und zwei Gastzeichner aus den USA) in diesem Buch nach. Damit hätte wohl auch Sigmund seine Freud‘ gehabt.

Maudsley Lectures - Spring 2019

01/14/2019 18:30 - 04/01/2019

open to public
Organizer: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Venue: Institute of Psychoanalysis
10 Windsor Walk
SE5 8BB London
United Kingdom
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Join us for the Maudsley lectures - a series of talks and discussion groups exploring the application of psychoanalytical concepts to clinical work and beyond. This year our lectures explore the psychoanalytic consultation, and the relationship between mind and body.

The Maudsley lectures will be of particular interest to clinicians, and trainees working in psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, nursing and other areas of mental health. However, anyone is welcome to attend.

Lectures start at 6.30pm and are held on Mondays
Each lecture lasts approximately one hour, then there is time for questions
There is a short break before moving into smaller discussion groups
Groups start at 8pm and last for around one hour
You will stay in the same discussion group thoughout the term, so that you can explore the themes in a group setting and deepen your understanding together
You will be provided with a reading list and core reading material for each lecture
NEW FOR 2018/19:
These lectures are available to book as a whole term only - You cannot purchase individual lectures.

London Introductory Lectures - Spring 2019

01/16/2019 - 03/27/2019

open to public
Organizer: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Venue: Institute of Psychoanalysis
112A Shirland Road
W9 2BT London
United Kingdom
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Whether you are completely new to psychoanalysis, or you wish to deepen the knowledge you already have, the Introductory Lectures will help you discover key psychoanalytic concepts and how they apply in the consulting room and beyond.

You´ll hear from renowned psychoanalysts at the forefront of psychoanalytic practice, including those who have trained, taught and supervised at leading universities and treatment centres like the Tavistock Clinic, The Portman Clinic and the Maudsley Hospital.

Lectures start at 5.45pm and are held on Wednesdays in Maida Vale, London
Each lecture lasts approximately one hour, including time for questions
There is a short break before moving into smaller discussion groups
Groups start at 7pm and last for around one hour
You will stay in the same discussion group thoughout the term, so that you can explore the themes in a group setting and deepen your understanding together
You will be provided with a reading list and core reading material for each lecture
PLEASE NOTE: While you are able to purchase Spring 2019 by itself, we would only recommend this option if you attended Autumn term in 2017. This is because the lectures in Spring Term build on the knowledge gained in Autumn - this is best experienced as a two-term course.

Leeds Introductory Lectures - Spring 2019

01/16/2019 19:00 - 03/27/2019

open to public
Organizer: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Venue: Leeds - Northern School of Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy
34/36 Springwell Road
LS12 1AW Leeds
United Kingdom
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The Introductory Lectures are a two-part series, offering an overall view of the core concepts in psychoanalysis and their main applications.The course is open to all including those completely new to the subject and no specific experience or qualifications are required.

It’s an opportunity for learning and discussion in the company of a range of people sharing curiosity and interest regarding psychoanalytic ideas and their relation to the world, psychoanalysis as a treatment and psychoanalysis as a profession.

Participants are provided with basic texts for each lecture and further reading is suggested and is available from the Institute’s library.

Course leaders: Mr Richard Agass and Dr Anuradha Menon

When: Wednesdays 7.00PM– 9.00PM

PROJECTIONS: Erotic Cinema

01/21/2019 19:00 - 02/25/2019

open to public
Organizer: Freud Museum London
Venue: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
United Kingdom
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Since the first kiss was documented on film in 1896, erotic cinema has titillated viewers and outraged repressed moralists.
The depiction of sexuality can have a pronounced effect on character development, shaping the direction of a film’s central themes. Sigmund Freud believed that “the behaviour of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of their other modes of reaction in life.” We respond to provocative content that ‘turns us on’; risqué scenes make the heart beat faster and ignite the imagination. Psychoanalysts regard sexuality as the key to understanding how the mind works; “no one who disdains the key will ever be able to unlock the door,” Freud warned.

Eros, the Ancient Greek word for romantic love, is tantamount to the life instinct in psychoanalysis, constituting the pleasures of the flesh, procreation, survival, productivity and the desire to unite with others. Early on, Freud defined erotic impulses as being opposed by the Ego. But later, in Beyond The Pleasure Principle (1920), he placed Eros in contrast to the so-called ‘death wish’: repetition, aggression, a masochistic need to sabotage what we love, and the compulsion to return to an inorganic state (i.e., Thanatos).

The simultaneously binding and clashing forces of sex and death together form an entwined dual system that is the source of all creation. PROJECTIONS: Erotic Cinema is a 6-week course exploring this paradoxical tension in eroticism, tracing its manifestation in moving image, from unbridled passions to destructive urges, via deviant practices, to a more diverse and inclusive representation of romance, culminating in a study of modern technology’s impact on the realm of the senses.

Advance viewing is optional, bespoke montages will be shown during weekly sessions (see filmography below):

Week 1: EROS

Sex and Lucía (2001), 9 Songs (2004), Love (2015)

Week 2: THANATOS

Damage (1992), Exotica (1994), Berlin Syndrome (2017)

Week 3: FETISH

The Night Porter (1974), Crash (1996), Secretary (2002)

Week 4: TABOO

9 1/2 Weeks (1986), Breaking The Waves (1996), L’Amant Double (2017)

Week 5: QUEER

Y Tu Mamá También (2001), Below Her Mouth (2016), Moonlight (2016)

Week 6: TECHNOLOGY

Sex Lies and Videotape (1989), Her (2014), Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

PROJECTIONS is psychoanalysis for film interpretation. PROJECTIONS empowers film spectators to express subjective associations they consider to be meaningful. Expertise in psychoanalytic theory is not necessary – the only prerequisite is the desire to enter and inhabit the imaginary world of film, which is itself a psychoanalytic act. MARY WILD, a Freudian cinephile from Montreal, is the creator of PROJECTIONS.

Immigration Panics, Borders and Eating disorders (Open Seminar)

02/20/2019 17:00

open to public
Organizer: Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies - University of Essex
Venue: Colchester Campus Room 4N.6.1

CO4 3SQ Colchester
United Kingdom
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Description

This talk draws analogies between some dynamics of eating disorders and those of recent panics about immigration and current calls for stronger border and immigration controls. Building on psychoanalytic thinking about extremism and racism, I consider particular ways in which the rhetoric and underlying anxieties around immigration have strong links with the conscious and unconscious fantasies involved in anorexia.

I suggest that interchange across boundaries is important for health in both the economy and the individual and that, while rational argument about immigration levels is important, the extreme views in current US/UK/Europe are fuelled largely by irrational elements which can best be understood using psychoanalytic ideas.

The Speaker

Sue Kegerreis is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex where she is Course Lead for the MA Psychodynamic Counselling. A psychotherapist (both child/adolescent and adult) by training, she has taught widely and practised in health, education and community settings as well as privately. She has published numerous articles in professional journals, is Managing Editor of Psychodynamic Practice and her book Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Adolescents appeared in 2010.

Entry is free and open to all.

Race and Psychoanalysis

02/20/2019 19:00

open to public
Organizer: The Chicago Institute For Psychoanalysis
Venue: The Chicago Institute For Psychoanalysis
122 South Michigan Avenue
60603 Chicago
U.S.A.
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We are more aware than ever of the need to come to terms with the racism that continues to pervade our society and institutions, including psychoanalysis. In what ways does psychoanalysis itself harbor elements of racist thought? In what ways can psychoanalysis help us examine and understand the lived experience of those scarred by slavery and its aftermath? Two scholar-clinicians will consider these questions. Race in Psychoanalysis by Celia Brickman examines the ramifications of the racial subtext embedded in Freud’s writing. Gibson’s Frederick Douglass, A Psychobiography offers a psychoanalytic interpretation of the life of Douglass, the great African-American statesman and orator who was born a slave.

Celia Brickman is a scholar-in-residence at the Center for Religion and Psychotherapy in Chicago where she practices psychotherapy and previously was the Director of Education. Danjuma Gibson is Associate Professor of Pastoral Care at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids where he also maintains a psychotherapy practice.

Hubris: The Road to Donald Trump, Power, Populism, Narcissism

02/20/2019 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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In Hubris: The Road to Donald Trump, Power, Populism, Narcissism David Owen analyses and describes the mental and physical condition of political leaders past and present with a particular view that what went before paved the way to President Trump.
Of recent leaders there have been depressives, alcoholics, narcissists, populists and those affected by hubris syndrome and driven by their religious beliefs, as in Bush and Blair. But Donald Trump, a world-class narcissist, presents a completely different set of issues. This book is the first to place him in his historical, political, philosophical and medical context.

It is appropriate that it should come from someone uniquely qualified to do so. A writer on Military Conversations of 1906-14, the War Cabinet in 1940 and UK foreign policy post Brexit. David Owen was British Foreign Secretary 1977-79 and EU peace negotiator in the Balkans 1992-95. Also he has served on the board of several large international companies with interests in Russia, the US and the UK. As a former neuroscientist he has written extensively on hubris syndrome in journals like Brain and in 2008 in his classic book, In Sickness and In Power, still in print in a revised edition from 2016.

Lektüregruppe zu Žižek, The Parallax View

02/21/2019 19:30

open to public
Organizer: Psychoanalytische Bibliothek Berlin
Venue: Psychoanalytische Bibliothek Berlin
Hardenbergstraße 9
10623 Berlin-Charlottenburg
Germany
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Leitung: Alex Janda

Donnerstags, vierzehntägig, 19.30 – 21:00 Uhr, Beginn: 10. Januar 2019

“A parallax shift refers to the apparent motion of an object when it is seen from different perspectives. But what if the observed change is not simply subjective? What if it arises from the object itself and its inherent antagonisms? – ‘It is the wager of this book that, far from posing an irreducible obstacle to dialectics, the notion of the parallax gap provides the key which enables us to discern its subversive core. To theorize this parallax gap properly is the necessary first step in the rehabilitation of the philosophy of dialectical materialism.’”

In this masterpiece, Slavoj Zizek offers an overview of his system of thought: by reading Hegel with Lacan, he is far from reassuring Hegel as a philosopher of „synthesis“, rather, in the step from Kant to Hegel, the Kantian antinomies are affirmed in the dialectical process, as found in the Lacanian move from ‘Alienation’ to ‘Separation’. We wish to read Zizek together in order to approach the stimulating intersections between philosophy and psychoanalysis, with each operating as the ex-tim core of the other ‘field of engagement’.

With regard to people without knowledge of German or French, the book is read in English.

Teilnahmegebühr: 5€ pro Seminarsitzung

Sprechen in der Psychiatrie vor Gericht – gefilmt.

02/22/2019 20:00

open to public
Organizer: Psychoanalytische Bibliothek Berlin
Venue: Psychoanalytische Bibliothek Berlin
Hardenbergstraße 9
10623 Berlin-Charlottenburg
Germany
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GERMAN

Zu Raymond Depardons Film „12 Tage“ (2017, FR)

Filmdiskussion

Moderation: Katrin Becker, Karl-Josef Pazzini

Eintritt: 10/5 €

Psychiatrische Patienten und Patientinnen, die in Frankreich zwangseingewiesen werden, müssen dem Gesetz nach 12 Tage nach ihrer Einweisung vor einen Richter/eine Richterin treten. Diese/r  beurteilt, ob die Zwangseinweisung rechtmäßig war oder nicht. Dabei dürfen sich die Patient/innen vor dem/der Richter/in äußern. Dieses Sprechen dokumentiert Depardons Film. Zutage tritt dabei die Gewalt, die erlitten wird (sei es durch die Institution Psychiatrie oder durch das eigene Leid), aber auch die Gewaltsamkeit des Urteils der Justiz. Das Gesetz wurde 2013 erlassen, um das Agieren der psychiatrischen Anstalten besser kontrollieren und überprüfen zu können – eine Unterwerfung der Psychiatrie in ihrer Machtausübung, die im Film jedoch bezeugt, welches Machtgefälle zwischen Institution und Patient/innen besteht und oftmals kein Sprechen zulässt oder hört. Vor der richterlichen Instanz entsteht nun ein Raum eines Hörens der Ungehörten aber auch des Dilemmas der Gewalt. „Sie sind wie Poeten in ihrem Bemühen, sich auszudrücken und mit dem, was sie zu sagen haben, ernst genommen zu werden. Was sie sagen, sind echte Wahrheiten.“ (Raymond Depardon, taz-Interview vom 13.06.2018)

Psychoanalysis and Religion

02/23/2019 10:00

open to public
Organizer: Freud Museum London
Venue: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
United Kingdom
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Freud is famous for portraying religion as a collective neurosis of mankind.
He argued that religious beliefs give expression to wish-fulfilling illusions, serving the immature emotional needs of the child living on within the adult.

Such illusions – he sternly maintained – should be cast aside and replaced by ideas corresponding to reality – namely, the materialistic world view that emerges gradually but inescapably from the cumulative process of scientific observation.

This is one side of Freud – expressing his self-image as an ‘Enlightenment philosophe’ (in Peter Gay’s accurate phrase). But there is another side to Freud – unfortunately less widely known – for in the later works he develops a subtle and complex theory of society, in which religion plays a much more positive – even vital – role. Seen from this perspective, religion may be regarded as necessary for our psychological well-being – even for the survival of human kind.

We will explore a range of psychoanalytic interpretations of religion, examining different views of its function and significance in the lives of human beings.

On Echoism and Narcissism

02/24/2019 15:00

open to public
Organizer: Freud Museum London
Venue: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
United Kingdom
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In Ovid’s version of the myth of Echo and Narcissus, the character Echo receives equal attention to her counterpart, Narcissus, yet she has been completely marginalised in the pervasive literatures on narcissism.

This afternoon gives equal voice to both parties through an introduction to Echoism from Donna Savery and thoughts on the current position of Narcissism within psychoanalytic discourse from Dany Nobus. The keynote papers are followed by a plenary discussion led by psychoanalyst, Professor Lesley Caldwell.

Donna Savery – Echoism: the Silenced Response to Narcissism

In her latest book, ‘Echoism: the Silenced Response to Narcissism’ Donna Savery explores the importance of echoism as a clinical entity and a theoretical concept. Savery draws upon her work with patients who have experienced relationships with narcissistic partners or parents, and have developed a particular configuration of object relations and ways of relating for which she uses the term echoism. She uses psychoanalytic theory and existential philosophical ideas to underpin her formulations and inform her clinical thinking.

Dany Nobus – Narcissus is Dead: Long Live Narcissism!

When Freud wrote his influential essay on narcissism in the Summer of 1913, he had not yet conceptualised the death drive. When he introduced the death drive in 1920, he did not return to his reflections on narcissism in order to analyse the tragic metamorphosis of Ovid’s Narcissus into a golden flower. In this paper, I shall review the position of Narcissus, and the eponymous human mental function, on the cusp between life and death, Eros and Thanatos. To illustrate and substantiate my argument, I shall primarily talk about … myself.

Fethi Benslama, Psychoanalyse des lslam

02/26/2019 20:00

open to public
Organizer: Psychoanalytische Bibliothek Berlin
Hardenbergstraße 9
10623 Berlin-Charlottenburg
Germany
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Arbeitsgruppe zu Fethi Benslama

Leitung: Mai Wegener

Monatlich dienstags. Termine: 29 Jan.,26 Febr. und 26 März 2019 – jeweils um 20:00 Uhr

In seinem kürzlich auf Deutsch erschienenen Buch Psychoanalyse des lslam (Berlin 2017/ orig.: La Psychanalyse à l’epreuve de l’Islam, Paris 2002) macht sich Fethi Benslama daran, die bislang am wenigsten analysierte, jüngste der drei großen monotheistische Religionen – den Islam – mit Mitteln der Psychoanalyse zu befragen. Weder Freud noch Lacan haben ihrer Auseinandersetzung mit Judentum und Christentum eine Beschäftigung mit dem Islam zur Seite gestellt. Dieser Mangel ist heute sehr spürbar. Die Arbeit des in Tunis geborenen und in Paris praktizierenden und lehrenden Analytikers steht in Frankreich in einer regen Debatte um Geschichte und Struktur des Islam sowie die Frage des Fundamentalismus bzw. der Radikalisierung.

Diese grundlegende Platzierung ist mir Anlass genug – in einer möglichst interdisziplinär zusammengesetzten Gruppe –, die Thesen dieses Buches diskutieren zu wollen. Hinzu kommt, dass Benslama sehr konkret am Material arbeitet, was sehr kostbar für die Diskussion ist, in der wir – so stelle ich mir vor – uns auch immer wieder die von ihm zugrundegelegten Texte und politisch- historischen Ereignisse erarbeiten, um die Deutungen, die er gibt, ermessen zu können.

Brill Memorial Lecture

02/26/2019 20:00

open to public
Organizer: New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (NYPSI)
Venue: NYPSI´s Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium
247 East 82nd Street
NY 10028 New York
U.S.A.
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The Brill Memorial Lecture
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Presenter and Honoree: Michael Porder, M.D.

Details to be announced.

The Brill Memorial Lecture honors the many contributions to psychoanalysis of A.A. Brill (1874-1948), the founder of the New York Psychoanalytic Society in 1911. Although the lecture series was founded in 1950, it was decided to retroactively recognize as the first A.A. Brill Memorial Lecture the paper given by Clarence P. Oberndorf, “Development of Psychoanalysis in America” on the occasion of the A.A. Brill Memorial meeting on March 29, 1949. Brill lecturers have included Sander Abend, Jacob Arlow, Siegfried Bernfeld, Peter Blos, Sr., Heinz Kohut, Margaret Mahler, Annie Reich, and Robert Waelder.



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