English Speaking Weekend Conference

English Speaking Weekend Conference
Body, Affect, Representation - Psychoanalytic Dialogues

English Speaking Weekend Conference 2018

This conference will explore the vicissitudes of affects and the capacity to develop mental representations in relation to the body, in both adult and child analysis. Affects are rooted in the body and profoundly affect the functioning of the body and the mind. The quality and/or lack of the capacity to hold representations is paramount to the functioning of both mind and body. The speakers will explore these issues, focussing on three broad areas: psychosomatics; pain, self-harm and violence; and autism and autistic defences. Two clinical papers will be presented in each of these areas, followed by an open dialogue between the speakers and with the audience.

In addition to the main conference on 29 and 30 September, there will be optional clinical seminars on 28 September.

There will also be a welcome reception on Friday evening and a party with jazz, light food and drinks on Saturday evening.

Speakers in dialogue at main conference:

Catalina Bronstein and Donald Campbell (Chair: Alessandra Lemma)
Christine Anzieu-Premmereur and Maria Rhode (Chair: Robin Anderson)
Jonathan Sklar and Megan Virtue (Chair: Joan Schachter)

Clinical seminar leaders: 

Rosemary Davies, Julia Fabricius, Michael Feldman, Angela Joyce, Leon Kleimberg, Gregorio Kohon,  Caroline Polmear and Priscilla Roth

For further details and to book your tickets, click here
28/09/2018 - 30/09/2018
Royal College of Physicians
London, United Kingdom