“On Revelation” Presentation of clinical material by Alessandra Cavalli

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Date(s) - 18/03/2017
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cambridge - Friends Meeting House


“On Revelation”

         Presentation of clinical material by Alessandra Cavalli

‘The gap between nipple and mouth as the source for intuitions concerning the tragic elements in life’ (Rohde, E. 2014)

In this talk I will describe my work with a three year old boy who created in the gap between mouth and nipple a private world of madness. I will show how the dramatic dismantling of his delusional world occurred, and how a slow apprehension of reality took place.  I will give particular importance to the experience of weaning, and the shift from a world in which everything is sensation to another in which thinking is possible.

Alessandra Cavalli, PhD, trained as a child and an adult analyst at the Society of Analytical Psychology.  She works in private practice and teaches at the Tavistock Clinic and the Society of Analytical Psychology in London. She is the organising tutor of a Tavistock certificate course, “Understand unconscious communications in children and adolescents”, held in Mexico and in Russia.  She has published extensively in the Journal of Analytical Psychology, and is co-editor with Lucinda Hawkins and Martha Stevns of the book Transformation, published by Karnac Books in 2013.

Chair: Martha Stevns


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