Presentations in Manchester (2019 to 2020)

by Julia Evans on September 1, 2019

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

Location of the presentations:

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

Details of the presentations :


Where Does it Hurt? Pain and its Killing

Mark Fisher
Friday 13 September 2019, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

It has been estimated that within a recent two-year period, more Americans died from prescribed opioids and various other pain killers than in the entire Vietnam War. The Sunday Times included the diagram below in their report on Britain’s opioid crisis: we are sleepwalking towards carnage in our communities (24 February 2019). This discussion addresses: what is pain and why does it need killing?

Mark Fisher’s introduction to psychoanalysis took place during the 1970s when he worked at Oxford University for eight years. After many years of teaching and practice, Mark resigned as NHS professional lead in psychotherapy during November 2013. In July 2014 he became a member of a new analytic grouping, The School of the Freudian Letter. He has a private practice in Liverpool.

This text is now available here


On Interpretation

Julia Evans
Friday 11 October 2019, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Julia is a practising Lacanian Psychoanalyst and member of the London Society of the New Lacanian School. Her website is Lacanian Works.


Bodies and Books: An Art Therapist’s Reading of Lacan

Jo Rostron
Friday 8 November 2019, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

The body is the longest serving medium for the storage, retrieval and transmission of human knowledge. Touching upon the history of the book and manuscript we explore what kind of text it is that Lacan suggested can be inscribed into our bodies to create a knowledge which has the potential to be rewritten and renewed.

Jo Rostron has a background in Fine Art and is a Member of the School of the Freudian Letter and the London Society of the New Lacanian School.

Further texts by Jo Rostron available here


Behind Bars: therapeutic aspects of clinical work in prison settings

Andrew Shepherd
Friday 13 December 2019, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Prisons represent significant sites of complex suffering and distress – as represented by high estimated prevalence rates of mental disorder. In this talk I will attempt to consider some of the pertinent psychosocial and existential dynamics apparent within this population.

Andrew Shepherd is a clinical lecturer in forensic psychiatry at the University of Manchester and visiting psychiatrist within HMP Liverpool.


10 January 2020 – Greg Hynds  – ‘On the Topic of Love’

14 February 2020 –  Owen Hewitson – title to be announced

13 March 2020 – Penny Georgiou – ‘Working with Psychosis: Structure and Practice’.


Julia Evans

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst, Earl’s Court, London


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Other texts

Case studies here

Of the clinic here

Use of power here

Some Lacanian History here

Topology here

Lacanian Transmission here

Groups & Cartels here

By Sigmund Freud here

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud here

By Jacques Lacan here

Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan here