Date(s) - 17/11/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Obsessions: between thinking disorder and depression
Francesco Bisagni in conversation with Anne Alvarez
Francesco Bisagni talks about his ‘patient population’ – children, adolescents and adults – affected by obsessive compulsive disorder and obsessive compulsive personality disorder. In his conversation with Anne Alvarez, they will discuss psychiatric classifications, diagnosis and treatment, psychoanalytic and Jungian understanding and especially commitment. Treating these patients requires that the analyst/therapist show rigour, flexibility, resilience and creativity in order to face the challenges of deadly immobility, which is typical of these clinical conditions.
Francesco Bisagni, MD, is a psychiatrist, Tavistock-model trained child psychotherapist, training analyst of the SAP and a psychoanalyst of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis in the US. He is also a training and supervising analyst of the Centre for Studies in Contemporary Psychoanalyses in Milan and the author and editor of a number of books and articles published in Italy and major analytic journals.
Anne Alvarez, PhD, is a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist, former co-convener of the Autism Service, Tavistock Clinic, London, where she still teaches. A book in her honour, entitled Being Alive: Building on the Work of Anne Alvarez, was edited by J. Edwards. Her book, The Thinking Heart: Three Levels of Psychoanalytic Therapy with Disturbed Children, was published by Routledge.
Chair: Alessandra Cavalli
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