The Institute of Psychoanalysis invites members and candidates of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) or its component societies and members of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the Association of Child Psychotherapists (APC) to the next English Speaking Weekend Conference held in London.
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.
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