ON THE DARK SIDE: Joseph Sandler Research Conference 2020

ON THE DARK SIDE: Joseph Sandler Research Conference 2020


 

JOSEPH SANDLER RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2020

On the Dark Side
Understanding the subjective experience of patients with chronic depression: psychoanalytic, neurobiological and sociocultural perspectives

Du Côté Obscur
Comprendre l'expérience subjective des patients souffrantde dépression chronique : perspectives psychanalytiques, neurobiologiques etsocioculturelles


Dear fellow psychoanalysts and dear colleagues, 

 

The IPA Research Committee and its Swiss partners plan to hold the 2020 Sandler Conference on October 2nd- 4th in Lausanne, Switzerland, with the title « On the Dark Side ». Our aim is to better understand the subjective experience of patients with chronic depression through psychoanalytic, neurobiological and sociocultural perspectives. Now, in the trying times of mourning and bereavement we are currently facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is difficult to avoid the impression that this title was somehow premonitory. The organization of such a scientific exchange has become a first-hand confrontation between psychoanalytic thinking and the realities of loss and death. 

 

The organising committee wishes to make every possible effort to ensure that the conference will happen and take place in accordance with health regulations in Switzerland. For the time being, we are planning a physical conference together with a teleconference (if a good technical solution can be found) for those who cannot travel. All the main speakers have already shown interest in this solution. However, the success and richness of the conference depend on the presence not only of the speakers, but also of participants. Given all the unknowns of the current situation and in order to be able to make the best decision, the organizing committee is asking for your help. Would you please let us know whether you plan to attend the Sandler 2020 conference and, if so, in person or by attending it online? 

 

For many years, the Research Training Program (September 26th-October 2nd in Lausanne) of the IPA is organised the week before the Sandler conference. The success of this program is also based on the quality of the exchanges between participants and faculty members. We therefore ask you the same question: Would you please let us know whether you plan to participate in the RTP 2020 in person? 

 

We would be grateful if you could reply before May 29th to audrey.desbonnet@chuv.ch. Your answers are not binding, of course; we would just like some indication of the numbers of people who are interested in attending, in one way or the other.

 

We hope that this email finds you in good health and that you will contribute to the success of the 2020 Joseph Sandler conference and RTP, 

 

On behalf of the organising committee.

Gilles Ambresin, Silke Kratel, Bernard Reith 

Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, John Clarkin, Mark Solms

 


Programme

Friday, October 2 – Sunday October 4,2020

Les échanges auront lieu en français et en anglais (avec une traduction simultanée) The conference languages will be English and French (with simultaneous translation)

12h00

Registration

14h00-14h30

Greetings and Welcome

Gilles Ambresin (Chair of the Local Organising Committee)

Jean-Nicolas Despland(Director, University Institute of Psychotherapy,Lausanne University Hospital)

Bernard Reith (President of the Swiss Psychoanalytical Society)

Richard Simon (President European Federation for PsychoanalyticPsychotherapy Suisse Romande)

Jorge Canestri (Past-President European Psychoanalytical Federation)

14h30-15h15

On the Dark Side


Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, SFI, Frankfurt


(Co-Chair: Research Committee of the International Psychoanalytical Association)

15h15-15h45

Researching the effects of psychoanalysis from a psychoanalytical


and a neurobiological perspective: The MODE Study


Gilles Ambresin, Lausanne

 

15h45-16h15

Coffee Break

 

Chair

Rogerio Lerner, Sao Paulo

16h15-17h00

From a psychoanalysis with a chronically and often severely

 

depressed patient

 

Bernard Reith, Geneva

17h00-17h30

Neuroscientific perspectives on depression(and the case material)

 

Bradley Peterson, Los Angeles

17h30-18h00

Depressions in babies: Loss of liveliness, withdrawal, psychosomatic

 

issues and risk of developmental delay.

 

Christine Anzieu-Premmereur, New York

ChairJean-Nicolas Despland,Lausanne

20h00-21h30

Public Lecture: Hodler, Art and Depression Niklaus Manuel Güdel, Délémont Discussion

Anne Brun, Lyon

ChairJorge Canestri

9h00-9h45

 

9h45-10h15

 

10h15-10h45

The Unrepresented in Depression

Dominique Scarfone, Montreal

Psychoanalytic perspective (and the case material)

Valérie Bouville, Bonn

Discussion

Jean-Claude Rolland, Lyon

 

10h45-11h15

Coffee Break

 

Chair

Pascal Roman

11h15-12h00

Mirroring, early development and depression

 

Vittorio Gallese, Parma

12h00-12h30

Early development and depression: a child analytic perspective

 

Silke Kratel-Canellas, Geneva

12h30-13h00

Discussion

 

Daniel Schechter, Lausanne

13h00-14h00

Lunch (Sandwiches will be served)

Poster Session

(application to IPA Research Committee)

Chair

John Clarkin

14h00-14h45

Setting free from the shadow of the object

 

Anne Brun, Lyon

14h45-15h15

Trauma and attachment: a neuroscientific view

 

Tamara Fischmann, Berlin/Frankfurt

15h15-15h45

Psychoanalytic perspective (and the case material)

 

Jean-François Simoneau

 

15h45-16h15

Coffee Break

 

16h15-17h45 Workshops (offering the possibility to discuss the topic of the keynote papers and further research and clinical topics)

Panel 1

Clinical and conceptual research on depression

Discussion with Bernard Reith,Dominique Scarfone,

Jean-Claude Rolland

ENGLISH FRENCH

Panel 2

Neuroscientific and developmental research on depressionDiscussion with Silke Kratel-Cannellas, Bradley Peterson,Vittorio Gallese,François Ansermet

ENGLISH

Panel 3

Empirical research on depression (LAC and MODE Studies)Discussion with Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber,

Gilles Ambresin,Tamara FischmannRogerio Lerner

ENGLISH (FRENCH

translation)

Panel 4

Researching depression with art.

Discussion with Anne Brun,Jean-Nicolas Despland,

Jean-François SimoneauRichard Simon

FRENCH

Chair

Milos Tadic

09h00-9h45

Neuropsychoanalysis of depression: Why depression feels bad.

Mark Solms, Cape Town

9h45-10h15

Psychoanalytic perspective (and the case material)

Siri Gullestad, Oslo

10h15-10h45

Discussion

N. de Coulon, Lausanne

 

10h45-11h15 Coffee Break

Chair

Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber

11h15-12h00

Acedia and melancholia. Sadness in God’s presence

 

Jean-Nicholas Despland, Lausanne

12h00-12h30

Psychoanalytic perspective (and the case material)

 

Gérard Winterhalter, Lausanne

12h30-13h00

Concluding thoughts, Farewell and Future Sandler conference

 

Gilles AmbresinMark Solms

 

General Information about the Conference

Venue
Auditorium Amphimax University of Lausanne Dorigny
Metro M1 Stop UNIL-Sorge

Contact
Tél : +41 (0)21 314 05 86
melanie.aubert@chuv.ch

 

Inscriptions
Inscriptions will be open in May 2020

When
10/2/2020 - 10/4/2020
Where
University of Lausanne Lausanne SWITZERLAND