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Ego, Ideal, Superego: CFAR & Bristol Uni Lectures 2018/2019

CFAR IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISTOL UNIVERSITY 2018/2019

Ego, Ideal, Superego

Four public seminars on the theme of Ego, Ideal and Superego will take place throughout the year. No prior knowledge of Lacan is assumed and the seminars will all include clinical examples involving the kind of problems and questions common to diverse currents in contemporary psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

Saturday 20 October 2018
Speaker: Anouchka Grose

Saturday 16 February 2019
(speaker to be confirmed)

Saturday 18 May 2019
Speaker: Julia Carne

Saturday 22 June 2019
Speaker: Darian Leader

Attendance Fee: £15; students £10; staff and students at Bristol University free admittance.
Venue: Merchant Venturers Building, Room 1.11
Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UB
Time: 10am – 12 midday
Registration: 9.30am on the day

Please address enquiries to
Elizabeth O’Loughlin at elizaariadne@blueyonder.co.uk
Jill Brown at mjillbrown@hotmail.com
Kurt Lampe at clkwl@bristol.ac.uk

NB The Venue will be confirmed for each event as there may be changes.

Springsteen: “The Boss” and Psychoanalysis – by Thomas Svolos

Thomas Svolos writes in The Lacanian Review [read the whole article here]: 

“In the United States, many Americans within a generation or two of my age—meaning, many Americans—recognize the musician Bruce Springsteen as “The Boss.”  Springsteen’s songwriting, his lyrics, and his marathon, high energy concert performances have, for decades, attracted fans across the country, critical and popular acclaim, and enormous success.  He has been at the very top of the pop/rock music industry.

Springsteen recently published an autobiography, titled Born to Run, named after his 1975 breakout album.  I recently read this book and was immediately struck by the high level of awareness in his writing.  To me, his songs have always been straight up with a lyrical quality to them that, however, could have easily fallen flat, but—coming through in the songs and in his performances—Springsteen’s internal sensitivities and external perceptiveness elevate them to something very special in the pop/rock world.  This same quality of awareness comes through in the book as well, especially the first half or so up to his achievement of fame and major recognition.  Indeed, he spends a lot of time very carefully describing his background growing up in a tough, blue collar part of New Jersey with a stern and difficult father and the way in which he struggled to find both personal and professional identity (a word he uses often) and in which he developed his passion for the guitar, for playing music, and eventually for singing and writing.  He writes with this great awareness for what he is experiencing internally, as it were, and also the ways in which his relationships and the world he grew up in impacts his playing, the ways in which he works with his various groups, and the very themes of his songs and albums.  One thing he emphasizes is the very determined desire he had—his ambition for himself and for his music.

At one point, he has made it, achieved some serious recognition, and decides that he will travel across the United States—take a road trip—with a close friend.  Driving across Texas, he stops in a small town, watches the small town dance and celebrate one evening, and this, he writes, brings on a deep sense of dread and anguish—”a deeper anxiety than I’ve ever known.” Springsteen is paralyzed.  He talks about being, at that point in his life, forced finally to confront something that he had been defending against all his life (“the defenses I built… outlived their usefulness”), something that his passion, his ambition, and his desire was shielding himself from—something he allusively describes through the book as darkness, depression—what strikes me as some piece of the Real.  And, at that point in the book, some 300 pages in, he writes that he sought out counsel from his manager, a friend, who finds a professional for him to see in California, and that he is eventually referred to Wayne Myers, a New York psychoanalyst.  He writes that he saw his psychoanalyst for twenty five years: “The results of my work with Dr. Myers and my debt to him are at the heart of this book.”

[read the rest of the article here]…

CFAR/Bristol Uni: June 30th – Lacan’s of Clinical Structures – PERVERSION – Dr Anne Worthington

CFAR IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISTOL UNIVERSITY 2017/2018

Lacan’s Concept of Clinical Structures

PERVERSION – Dr Anne Worthington, Psychoanalyst and Senior Lecturer Centre for Psychoanalysis, Middlesex University

Four public seminars on the topics of Neurosis (hysteria and obsession), Psychosis and Perversion will take place throughout the year. No prior knowledge of Lacan is assumed and the seminars will all include clinical examples involving the kind of problems and questions common to diverse currents in contemporary psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Attendance Fee: £15 students £10
Bristol University students and staff : free of charge
Venue: Merchant Venturers Building, Room 1.11
Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UB
Time: 10am – 12 midday
Registration: 9.15am on the day

Please address enquiries to
Elizabeth O’Loughlin at elizaariadne@blueyonder.co.uk
Jill Brown at mjillbrown@hotmail.com
Kurt Lampe at clkwl@bristol.ac.uk

May 12th – Lacan’s Concept of Clinical Structures: Psychosis – Alexandra Langley

CFAR IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISTOL UNIVERSITY 2017/2018

Lacan’s Concept of Clinical Structures

May 12th 2018 – Psychosis – Alexandra Langley

Four public seminars on the topics of Neurosis (hysteria and obsession), Psychosis and Perversion will take place throughout the year. No prior knowledge of Lacan is assumed and the seminars will all include clinical examples involving the kind of problems and questions common to diverse currents in contemporary psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

Alexandra Langley is a psychoanalyst practising in Richmond. She is member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research and of The College of Psychoanalysts – UK.

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018

Attendance Fee: £15 students £10

Venue: (Please note venue change!) Lecturer Theatre 3; Arts Complex 3 – 5 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UB

Time: 10am – 12 midday Registration: 9.15am on the day

Please address enquiries to

Elizabeth O’Loughlin at elizaariadne@blueyonder.co.uk

Jill Brown at mjillbrown@hotmail.com

Kurt Lampe at clkwl@bristol.ac.uk

3/2/18 CFAR & Bristol University Lecture: ‘Hysteria And Obsession’ by Julia Carne

Lacan’s Concept of Clinical Structures

Four public seminars on the topics of Neurosis (hysteria and
obsession), Psychosis and Perversion are taking place
during the year. No prior knowledge of Lacan is
assumed and the seminars will all include clinical examples
involving the kind of problems and questions common to
diverse currents in contemporary psychoanalysis and
psychotherapy.

HYSTERIA AND OBSESSION with JULIA CARNE
Psychoanalyst CFAR & In private practice near Cambridge
Member of CFAR’s Training Committee

Date: February 3, 2018
Attendance Fee: £15 students £10
Bristol University Students and Staff: Free of charge
Venue: Merchant Venturers Building, Room 1.11
Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UB
Time: 10am – 12 midday
Registration: 9.30am on the day

Please address enquiries to
Elizabeth O’Loughlin at elizaariadne@blueyonder.co.uk
Jill Brown at mjillbrown@hotmail.com
Kurt Lampe at clkwl@bristol.ac.uk

Pope reveals he had weekly psychoanalysis sessions at age 42

Pope Francis has revealed that he sought the help of a psychoanalyst for six months when he was 42 and the leader of the Jesuit order in Argentina during the country’s military dictatorship.

The pope’s disclosure was made in a book based on 12 in-depth interviews with the French sociologist Dominique Wolton, to be published next week.

Francis said the weekly sessions with the psychoanalyst helped him a lot. “For six months, I went to her home once a week to clarify a few things. She was a doctor and psychoanalyst. She was always there,” he told Wolton for the 432-page book Pope Francis: Politics and Society.

[Read the rest of the article on the Guardian website]

Lacan’s Concept of Clinical Structures – CFAR/Bristol University 2017/2018

CFAR IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISTOL UNIVERSITY 2017/2018

Lacan’s Concept of Clinical Structures

Four public seminars on the topics of Neurosis (hysteria and obsession), Psychosis and Perversion will take place throughout the year.  No prior knowledge of Lacan is assumed and the seminars will all include clinical examples involving the kind of problems and questions common to diverse currents in contemporary psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

THE STRUCTURES WE CALL CLINICAL – VINCENT DACHY – Psychoanalyst in London and member of CFAR; NLS and WAP

 Date:  Saturday, October 7, 2017

Attendance Fee: £15 students £10

Venue: Merchant Venturers Building, Room 1.11

Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UB

Time: 10am – 12 midday

Registration: 9.15am on the day

 Please address enquiries to

Elizabeth O’Loughlin at elizaariadne@blueyonder.co.uk

Jill Brown at mjillbrown@hotmail.com  

Kurt Lampe at clkwl@bristol.ac.uk

3rd CFAR/Bristol University Lecture: ‘Repetition’ with Darian Leader

CFAR IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISTOL UNIVERSITY 2016/2017

 Lacan’s Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis.

 Four public seminars on the topics of transference, the unconscious, repetition and the drive will take place throughout the year. No prior knowledge of Lacan is assumed and the seminars will all include clinical examples involving the kind of problems and questions common to diverse currents in contemporary psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

REPETITION with DARIAN LEADER Psychoanalyst and Author

Date:  June 10, 2017

Attendance Fee: £15 students £10

Venue: Merchant Venturers Building, Room 1.11

Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UB

Time: 10am – 12 midday

Registration: 9.15am on the day

 Please address enquiries to

Elizabeth O’Loughlin at elizaariadne@blueyonder.co.uk

Jill Brown at mjillbrown@hotmail.com 

Kurt Lampe at clkwl@bristol.ac.uk

 Future date: July 1, 2017. The Drive

2nd CFAR & Bristol University Public Lecture: The Unconscious – Astrid Gessert – March 4th 2017

 

 

 

 

 

CFAR IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISTOL UNIVERSITY 2016/2017

Lacan’s Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis.

Four public seminars on the topics of transference, the unconscious, repetition and the drive will take place throughout the year. No prior knowledge of Lacan is assumed and the seminars will all include clinical examples involving the kind of problems and questions common to diverse currents in contemporary psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

THE UNCONSCIOUS

Astrid Gessert is a Psychoanalyst, a member of CFAR and the College of Psychoanalysts. She is a regular contributor to the CFAR Public Lecture and Training Programme

Date: March 4, 2017

Attendance Fee: £15 students £10

Venue: Merchant Venturers Building, Room 1.11

Woodland Road, BristolBS8 1UB

Time: 10am – 11.45am

Registration: 9.30am on the day

Please address enquiries to

Elizabeth O’Loughlin at elizaariadne@blueyonder.co.uk

Jill Brown at mjillbrown@hotmail.com

Kurt Lampe at clkwl@bristol.ac.uk

Future dates: June 10, 2017: Repetition & July 1, 2017: The Drive

Psychoanalyst & Author Anouchka Grose on life, training and practice as a psychoanalyst.

Recorded at the launch event of Lambeth and Southwark MIND psychotherapy clinic, psychoanalyst and author Anouchka Grose talks with Ajay Khandelwal about her life, the difficulties that took her into analysis as well as her subsequent training and practice as a psychoanalyst.