Join us for this FLi 2021-2022 program taking the psychoanalytic clinic as a starting point to consider key areas of psychological presentation and suffering that characterise the modern era. Exploring all six of Freud’s major case studies, dedicating three weeks to each, as a backdrop to considering what analysands present with today and assessing the similarities and differences to Freud’s and Lacan’s clinical practices. For practitioners, trainees, students, and those seeking to consider in-depth links between psychoanalytic theory, clinical practice, and the impact of contemporary culture on subjectivity.

Each seminar co-delivered by two highly experienced clinical practitioners and theoreticians.

Guy Le Gaufey (Paris), Astrid Gessert (London), Annie Rogers (Amherst), Rik Loose, (Dublin), Leon Brenner (Berlin), Rolf Flor (Boston), Anouchka Grose (London), Patricia Gherovici (Philadelphia), Carol Owens (Dublin), Kristen Hennessey (Pennsylvania), Jamieson Webster (New York), Olga Cox Cameron (Dublin), Anne Worthington (London).

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Bringing Quietness to the Heart of the Storm

“Physical illness begins a very serious journey where there is a disconnect between one’s sense of embeddedness in one’s own body, to all of a sudden being contained within a persecutory object.”

Listen to this podcast from the IPA- off the couch series. Garvil Hercz M.D. discusses his work introducing psychodynamic psychotherapy into the dialysis unit of the nephrology department of an Ontario hospital. The short-term work produced dramatic results. It’s a great example of the application of psychoanalytic thinking laterally, outside traditional practice.