Presentations in Manchester (2018 to 2019) by Lacanians

by Julia Evans on August 9, 2018

Full details of the North West Regional Psychotherapy Association (NWRPA) programme are given here.

Links between the four presenters and Julia Evans :

 

Julia Evans– Member of Earl’s Court Clinical Group – see here– & Earl’s Court Collective (translating Seminar IV) – see here – & Member of a New Lacanian School cartel (2016 to 2018) on ‘Beyond the Pleasure Principle’ : 1920 : Sigmund Freud & Member of a New Lacanian School cartel (2014 to 2016) on ‘Interpretation of Dreams : 1900 : Sigmund Freud & currently a Member of a New Lacanian School cartel (2018 to 2220) on ‘Trauma’. See here or here.

Greg Hynds– Member of Earl’s Court Clinical Group – see here– & Earl’s Court Collective (translating Seminar IV) – see here   & Member of a New Lacanian School cartel (2014 to 2016) on ‘Interpretation of Dreams : 1900 : Sigmund Freud & currently a Member of a New Lacanian School cartel (2018 to 2220) on ‘Trauma’. See here or here

Owen Hewitson– Member of Earl’s Court Clinical Group – see here & Member of a New Lacanian School cartel (2014 to 2016) on ‘Interpretation of Dreams : 1900 : Sigmund Freud & & currently a Member of a New Lacanian School cartel (2018 to 2220) on ‘Trauma’. See here or here

Location of the presentations:

The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy
454 Barlow Moor Road
Chorlton,
Manchester
M21 0BQ

Details of the presentations during the NWRPA programme:

Is there a Good Death?

Mark Fisher
Friday 14 September 2018, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Much highbrow comment until recently used to inform us that talk about death in modern societies is as repressed as talk about sex and sexuality was in Victorian times. Things have already changed now: death, living wills, euthanasia, do-it-yourself funerals are spoken about regularly and openly. What, however, is a good death? Is the ending of therapy a sort of death?

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A Lacanian Approach to the Treatment of Trauma

Julia Evans
Friday 12 October 2018, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Julia is a practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst and member of the London Society of the New Lacanian School. Her website is Lacanian Works. She is a member of the Earl’s Court Collective who are translating Jacques Lacan’s Seminar IV from unedited tapes, the Earl’s Court Clinical Group and a cartel exploring ‘Trauma’.

A section of this talk is published Why is trauma urgent?[i] or here

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Understanding in Analysis

Greg Hynds
Friday 14 December 2018, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Has understanding ever helped anyone get better? This evening Greg will talk about understanding in analysis, looking at Freud’s and Lacan’s ideas about ‘understanding’ and drawing out some of the clinical consequences.
Greg is a reader of Freud and Lacan, and member of both the Earl’s Court Clinical Group and the Earl’s Court Collective.

Text now available http://gwh.xyz/understanding-in-analysis/ or Understanding in Analysis : 14th December 2018 (Manchester) : Greg Hynds or here

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Why is a trauma traumatic?

Owen Hewitson
Friday 8 February 2019, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Trauma often appears to be a very broadly-spread notion in psychotherapy, leading ‘trauma’ to have been ascribed to all kinds of experience, from birth, to sex, to war, and even to love. Often we find ourselves trying to locate a single event, and one of a specific magnitude, at the aetiology of a trauma. And yet we know that this choice is always somewhat arbitrary if we cannot account for how that event was inscribed, metabolised, or worked-through by the individual. This talk will argue that trauma is never simply about a single event, and that talking therapies reach a limit if they attempt to deal with trauma through speech alone. We will consider what the conditions for a ‘traumatic’ experience might be, the mechanism behind its action, and the most effective techniques for its handling in clinical settings.

Owen Hewitson is a PhD candidate in Psychoanalysis at the University of Middlesex and runs LacanOnline.com

Text available   What makes a trauma traumatic? : 8th February 2019 (Manchester) : Owen Hewitson or here

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Beyond Doubt : Alfred Hitchcock’s Lina

Paul Melia
Friday 12 April 2019, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

This clinically orientated workshop facilitated by Paul Melia (Practising Analyst with the School of the Freudian Letter) is organised around clips from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1941 thriller, Suspicion.

Following a ‘passage to the act’ – not an ‘acting out’ – Lina McLaidlaw marries Johnny Aysgarth. She compares him to the celebrated Rialto Footbridge in Venice. After their honeymoon Lina reluctantly realises her husband does not observe the moral law. Questions then begin to arise for her: What am I to him? Why has he married me? The image of a broken footbridge recurs repetitively as Lina’s questions give way to doubts and then to suspicions and then to certainties. In a radical move, a 1931 work by Picasso is introduced – Pitcher and Bowl of Fruit – in which the image is produced by a line wandering over the canvas. The film climaxes as Johnny submits to the law, enabling Lina – a keen horse rider – to ‘get the bit between his teeth’ and to recognise her folly. What are we to make of all this?

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Julia Evans

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst, Earl’s Court, London

 

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