Waterstones: In Time Which Made a Monkey of Us All with Elizabeth Urban

17/02/2016 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Waterstones: In Time Which Made a Monkey of Us All by Grace Payley Presented by Elizabeth Urban 07:30pm to 09:00pm Grace Payley was born to Ukranian immigrant parents in New York City in 1992. In the early 1940s, Paley studied with W.H. Auden at the New School for Social Research, after which she taught creative […]


Guest Lecturer: Verena Kast – The Meaning of Anger

04/03/2016 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Verena Kast: The Psychology of Emotions: The Meaning of Anger If our self-preservation or our self-development is threatened, we defend our boundaries and react with anger we draw back in a motivated aggression and anxiety, depending on the normal narcissistic self-homeostasis. We can open up our fantasies of revenge and, also, why we did not act them out. […]


Two Kinds of Thinking; Experiences of Working with Psychotic States: Averil Williams

12/03/2016 @ 9:45 am – 12:30 pm – Averil Williams This presentation will take the form of an informal sharing of thoughts drawn from clinical experience over the years working with psychotic states in patients. These states may be temporary or more prolonged as a result of long-term mental illness. ‘Psychotic’ is just one word, but in my experience these states have many and […]


Waterstones: A Poetics for Bullies with Marica Rytovaara

16/03/2016 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Waterstones: A Poetics for Bullies by Stanley Elkin Presented by Marica Rytovaara 07:30pm-09:00pm Stanley Elkin was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Chicago from age three onwards. He did both his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, receiving a bachelor’s degree in English in 1952 and a […]


To The Lighthouse by V.Woolf with Toby Brothers

18/04/2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Five evenings exploring Woolf’s modernist vision with Toby Brothers, Director of the London and Paris Literary Salon 18th April, 25th April, 9th May,16th May and 23rd May “Losing personality, one lost the fret, the hurry, the stir; and there rose to her lips always some exclamation of triumph over life when things came together in this […]


Symposium: Assisted Reproduction: Emotional and Identity Implications for Parents and Children

23/04/2016 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm – This one day symposium will bring together leading speakers from the academic, psychology and psychoanalytic/ psychodynamic traditions,  to help practitioners explore their understanding and thinking about working with members of families created by assisted reproduction technologies, including  IVF, gamete donation  and surrogacy. Topics Professor Golombok will give a lecture on Longitudinal studies of psychological well […]


Working with Traumatised Children in Special Educational Settings with Nina Wessels

13/05/2016 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Nina Wessels in dialogue with Alessandra Cavalli Nina Wessels will draw on her experience of working with children in two different special schools: one a 7-year-old girl with an ASD diagnosis, whom she saw for once weekly therapy in a special school for children with severe autism, and the other a 14-year old boy whom she saw […]



18/05/2016 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Waterstones: A Distant Episode by Paul Bowles Presented by Ali Zarbafi 07:30pm to 9:00pm Paul Bowles was born in New York City in 1910, and in addition to work as a composer for the theatre he achieved success with his short stories and novels. The Sheltering Sky, published in 1949 and based on expatriate life in Morocco, […]


SAP Annual Lecture

21/05/2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm –   Archetypes: Hit or myth? The Notion of Archetypal Transference in Clinical Practice Today Central to Jung’s thinking is the concept of archetypes, universal patterns which influence how we position ourselves in the world and in relation to each other. Myths, literature and film all follow and revise archetypal templates for human psychology. Freudian psychoanalysis […]


Somapsyche with Richard Carvalho

11/06/2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Speaker: Richard Carvalho Life, however it arises, can be shown to be the emergent property of organic chemistry; and intrinsic to it are properties which further its continuity and survival.  These might be seen as ‘intentional’ and as ‘psyche’, even at a bacterial level; something akin to problem solving has been shown at a unicellular […]

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