Brazil: Psychoanalysis in the Shadow of Dictatorship : talk by Rafael Alves Lima : Manchester – 3rd December 2018 : London – 19th January 2019

by Julia Evans on November 17, 2018


Rafael Alves Lima will speak about ‘Challenges for psychoanalysis in the face of the current political situation in Brazil’ describing the grave situation that led Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency of the country and the real threats that psychoanalysis in Brazil will inevitably have to deal with.

The Speaker

Rafael Alves Lima is a psychoanalyst and member of the Laboratory of Social Theory, Philosophy and Psychoanalysis (LATESFIP-USP), member of the Clinical Network of Jacques Lacan Laboratory (IP-USP), member of the Margens Clínicas collective which offers psychoanalytic assistance to victims of State violence, and former member of the Testimonial Clinics project, with the Ministry of Justice of the Federal Government (Brazil). He is visiting the UK for three months from the University of São Paulo, where he investigates the history of psychoanalysis during the Brazilian military dictatorship.


Both meetings are organised by the College of Psychoanalysts – UK (

Meeting in London

Date & Time of Meeting : Saturday 19 January 2019, 11.00am to 2.00pm

Location : Guild of Psychotherapists, 47 Nelson Square, London, SE1 0QA,

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Meeting in Manchester

This meeting on Monday 3 December at 6pm in Room C3.30 of Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester. (The room C3.30 is in the Ellen Wilkinson C Block on the 3rd Floor.)

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This is one of a number of initiatives that the College of Psychoanalysts, who have organised this event, ( are taking to support our colleagues in Brazil.


Julia Evans

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst, Earl’s Court, London


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