Money Talks: Psychoanalytic Views Inside and Beyond the Consulting Room

Friday 19th November 2021

This webinar is in English.
Panellists: Salman Akhtar, Jennifer Davids, Leopold Nosek
Moderator: Silvia Wajnbuch

Covid- 19 has made many of us more aware of the fault-lines and socioeconomic inequalities in our society. Money has taken on different meanings and generated a range of anxieties. In this webinar the psychic meanings of money will be considered for adult and child patients. The issue of money in the consulting room will be explored. Money is often associated with unconscious phantasy and reveals aspects of our earliest object relationships. Money can feel like an uncomfortable subject to think and talk about. Yet its omission has detrimental costs. Money talks - it has power, can represent security and freedom. In these Money Talks a forum is offered in which to think and re-think psychoanalytically about something described by Yablonsky “as mysterious as sex, as steeped in ritual as religion and as volatile as politics”.

Salman Akhtar,MD is Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He has served on the Editorial boards of all three major journals of psychoanalysis, namely International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the Psychoanalytic Quarterly. Dr Akhtar has delivered Plenary Addresses at numerous psychoanalytic meetings , including those of IPA and APsaA. An author or editor of more than 100 books, he has received many prestigious recognitions, including the 2012 Sigourney Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychoanalysis. He has also published eleven volumes of poetry and serves as the Scholar-in-Residence at the Inter-Act Theatre Company in Philadelphia.

Jennifer Davids is a child, adolescent and adult psychoanalyst and Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She lives and works in full-time practice in London.  Jennifer has worked in the public sector and has done voluntary pro bono outreach work in the field of community psychoanalysis. She is a supervising analyst for child and adolescent psychoanalysis. Originally trained at the Anna Freud Centre, she then worked on the clinical and teaching staff for over 20 years. She has taught at the Tavistock clinic, the British Psychoanalytical Society, University College London and the Maudsley Hospital. She has taught internationally and is in the process of writing her second book. Jennifer is serving her second term on the IPA in Health committee.

Leopold Nosek
Graduate in Medicine from the University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine. Supervisory psychoanalyst with the São Paulo Brazilian Society of Psychoanalysis (SBPSP). Former assistant at the Children’s Institute of the University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine. Former Director of the Enfance Therapeutic Community. Former President of the São Paulo Brazilian Society of Psychoanalysis (SBPSP), Brazilian Federation of Psychoanalysis (Febrapsi) and the Latin American Federation of Psychoanalysis (FEPAL). Former Board Member of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). Editor of the book “Álbum de Família – Imagens Fontes e Ideias da Psicanálise em São Paulo” (Family Album – Source Images and Ideas of Psychoanalysis in São Paulo) Published by Casa do Psicólogo. Author of the book “A Disposição para o Assombro” (Disposition to Awe), published by Perspectiva. Co-curator of the exhibition Brazil, Psychoanalysis and Modernism at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, MASP; Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, MAM; and Espaço Santander in Porto Alegre, in 2000. Organiser of the exhibition “Freud: Conflict and Culture” at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, MASP; and Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, MAM, (Curated by the American Library of Congress in Washington), in 2000. Curator of the exhibition: “Pain, Form and Beauty”, Estação Pinacoteca in São Paulo in association with Olívio Tavares de Araújo, in 2005. The Sigourney Award. 2014. Former President of the Association of Friends of the Centro Cultural de São Paulo (AACCSP). Former President of the Society of Friends of the Cinemateca (SAC).

Silvia Wajnbuch
Full Member and Training psychoanalyst of the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association (APdeBA), of the Psychoanalytic Federation of Latin America (FEPAL) of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) and of the Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA).
Specialisation in psychoanalysis of children and adolescents given by the Faculty of Medicine from Argentina  and by the IPA. 
Professor of the University Institute of Mental Health (IUSAM) of APdeBA. Supervisor, professor and training analyst at The China American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA).
Chair, IPA Communications Steering Committee. Member of the Advisory Council of the Latin American Psychoanalytic Thought of FEPAL Advisor in Communication and Management of digital contents of the Publications Committee of APdeBA.
Former Director of the Virtual Library of Psychoanalysis (BiViPsi) 2014- 2018.
Former Publications Director of the Psychoanalytic Federation of Latin America 2010-2012.