PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
“THE PSYCHOANALYTIC CORE: ENCOUNTERING AND SPEAKING TO THE UNCONSCIOUS”
London IJP Centenary Conference 20-21 July 2019
Confirmed Sessions & Speakers
The unconsciousness of mental life: Where do we locate the unconscious, where and how do we find it in the session, how do we speak to it, what are the necessary conditions of the setting.
Chaired by Ron Britton
Speakers: Patrick Miller:’Precious little: birth and death in the analytic process’ , Dana Birksted-Breen: ‘Pathways of the Unconscious: When the body is the receiver/instrument’
Psychical reality and trauma: What do we mean by trauma, how do we understand it, how do we understand the connection between psychical reality and trauma. Does the notion of trauma change technique?
Chaired by Jorge Canestri
Speakers: Ignes Sodre: ‘Through the Looking Glass: On Trauma and Unreality’, Gerhard Schneider: ‘Psychical reality and trauma’
The psychical significance of sexuality: What place do we give to ‘the drives’ and in particular the sexual drive. Where is it in the session, what role has it?
Chaired by Peter Fonagy
Speakers: Rosine Perelberg: ‘Passion and Melancholia, Red and Black:The vicissitudes of sexuality in the analytic process’, Dominique Scarfone: ‘The Sexual and Psychical Reality’
Repetition and the death drive: Repetition and the possibility of change.
Chaired by Rudi Vermote
Speakers: Catherine Chabert: ‘Can we Do Without the Death Drive?’, Michael Šebek: ‘Death drive, repetition compulsion and some corridors to psychic change’
The Body and its mysteries: How do we think of the relationship psyche-soma.
Chaired by Antonino Ferro
Speakers: Catalina Bronstein: ‘Is this my body?dealing with the uncanny in adolescence’, Riccardo Lombardi: ‘Mysteries, Abysses and Impasses in Body-Mind Dissociation’
The Psychoanalytic Core: Overview and Reflections
Chaired by Dana Birksted-Breen
Speaker: David Tuckett (IJP editor, 1988 – 2001): ‘The Psychoanalytic Core: Overview & Reflections’ Comments from the IJP Associate Editors: Lucy LaFarge, Jorge Canestri, Francis Grier, Beatriz de León de Bernardi, and Georg Bruns, in discussion with the audience.
The London Celebration will also include an extra film event ‘Film in Focus: Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Cinema’ and a special IJP exhibition at the Freud Museum London ‘The Enigma of the Hour, 100 Years of Psychoanalytic Thought’. On Saturday 21st a Gala Celebration Dinner Dance takes place.