Date: Friday, 28 February 2020
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Speaker: Dr Jonathan Sklar, Independent Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society
Respondent: Dr David Hewison, a Jungian training analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology, Consultant Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, and Head of Research and Ethics at Tavistock Relationships
Venue: Hallam House, 56-60 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JL
Course code: SC13a
The event is on the 4th floor and there is no lift.
Our trainings take place on upper floors, from Spring 2020 they will be accessible by lifts with the following specification: Type 1 provides only limited accessibility for persons using a manual wheelchair as described in EN 12183:2014 or an electrically powered wheelchair of class A described in EN 12184:2014. This car accommodates one wheelchair user without an accompanying person.
In states of severe attack, the mind needs protection from the impact of massive affect, and moves from psyche to soma. The body can take over and become detached from a mental capacity to free associate and emotionally feel, keeping a distance from what can threaten as some terrible knowing. The patient in his psychosomatic place is alone and does not expect, nor often wish for, the intervention of the other.
Michael Balint conceptualised an ‘area of basic fault’ where the patient is silent, lifeless and hopeless, and which Enid Balint said could be overcome only when the patient allows himself to feel alone in the analyst’s presence and enter the area of creativity.
The Enid Balint Lecture 2020 will explore the concept of basic fault as a way of thinking about the analytic journey, and the analyst’s capacity to listen, hold and find meaning in language, especially with patients with a history of early trauma.
The speaker will be Dr Jonathan Sklar, an Independent training and supervising psychoanalyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and the author of three books, Landscapes of the Dark: History, Trauma, Psychoanalysis (Karnac, 2011), Balint Matters: Psychosomatics and the Art of Assessment (Karnac, 2017) and Dark Times: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Politics, History and Mourning (Phoenix, 2018).
The respondent will be Dr David Hewison, a Jungian training analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology and consultant couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist and Head of Research and Ethics at Tavistock Relationships, where he is also programme leader of the Professional Doctorate in Couple Psychotherapy.
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