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Melanie Klein Trust

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English Speaking Weekend Conference

Organised by: The Institute of Psychoanalysis

Date: 28 Sep 2018 to 30 Sep 2018

Body - Affect - Representation: Psychoanalytic Dialogues

Location: The Royal College of Physicians, London

For full details and to book, visit the Institute of Psychoanalysis website

This conference will explore the vicissitudes of affects and the capacity to develop mental representations in relation to the body, in both adult and child analysis. Affects are rooted in the body and profoundly affect the functioning of the body and the mind. The quality and/or lack of the capacity to hold representations is paramount to the functioning of both mind and body. The speakers will explore these issues, focussing on three broad areas: psychosomatics; pain, self-harm and violence; and autism and autistic defences. Two clinical papers will be presented in each of these areas, followed by an open dialogue between the speakers and with the audience.

Outline programme

Friday 28 September
Optional clinical seminars and welcome reception at the Institute of Psychoanalysis (click for map)

Saturday 29 September
Main conference and evening party with drinks, light food and jazz at the Royal College of Physicians

Sunday 30 September
Main conference and final plenary at the Royal College of Physicians

Speakers in dialogue at main conference: Catalina Bronstein and Donald Campbell (Chair: Alessandra Lemma); Christine Anzieu-Premmereur and Maria Rhode (Chair: Robin Anderson); Jonathan Sklar and Megan Virtue (Chair: Joan Schachter)

Clinical seminar leaders: Rosemary Davies, Julia Fabricius, Michael Feldman, Angela Joyce, Leon Kleimberg, Gregorio Kohon,  Caroline Polmear and Priscilla Roth