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CORNERSTONES OF CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOANALYSIS

New Visions for the Psychoanalysis of the XXI Century

An online seminar series based on the contributions of leading contemporary authors to expand the reach of our theory and practice to patients whose difficulties lie beyond the spectrum of neurotic disturbances for which classical psychoanalysis was originally intended.

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BION'S EXPEDITIONS INTO UNMAPPED MENTAL LIFE by Avner Bergstein

Dates - 06.02 | 20.02 | 06.03 | 20.03

Participation fee - 200€

Through closely reading together some of Bion's texts, this seminar will attempt to follow Bion's journey in thinking about an unmentalized, and perhaps even 'unmentalizable' psychic reality, beginning with his depiction of a so-called psychotic part of the personality up until his conceptualization of an ultimate reality which he denotes as O.

PATIENTS WHO ARE DIFFICULT TO REACH by Judy K. Eekhoff

Dates - 17.04 | 24.04 | 15.05 | 29.05

Participation fee - 200€

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Patients who have suffered childhood traumas often retreat from relationship in an effort to protect themselves. Yet their suffering continues unabated due to their inability to process and think about what they are experiencing.

THE RADICAL INFLUENCE OF BION & WINNICOTT by Ofra Eshel

Dates - 12.06 | 19.06 | 26.06 | 10.07

Participation fee - 200€

Wilfred R. Bion and Donald W. Winnicott have exerted a profound influence on the theory and practice of clinical psychoanalysis over the past sixty years.

BION AND THOUGHTS TOO DEEP FOR WORDS by Robert Caper

Dates - 18.09 | 02.10 | 16.10 | 30.10

Participation fee - 200€

In this series of seminars, we will consider body language and the musical aspects of speech as means of communicating unrepresentable, preverbal emotional states, as vehicles for unconscious projective identification, and as avenues for the practice of suggestion.

PARTICIPANT'S LOUNGE

Participants of a a given course find here the recordings of the seminars. You will need your password to access.

IN THE DEEP - The Analyst at Work

The IN THE DEEP clinical study days are follow up events of the CORNERSTONES OF CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOANALYSIS seminars. But the IN THE DEEP works also well as an independent learning opportunity.  You can think about it as a group inter-vision with highly trained colleagues from all over the word.

IN THE DEEP with Avner Berstein

Date: 10.04 | 65€

IN THE DEEP with Judy K. Eekhoff

Date: 06.06 | 65€

IN THE DEEP with Ofra Eshel

Date: 17.07 | 65€

 

FORWARD - Let's go anywhere, provided it be forward!

Moving FORWARD together we read psychoanalytic books and papers, invite the authors and organize public on-line conversations. Sebastian Thrul guides the conversation but the word is also yours. So, in the words of explorer David Livingston, let’s go anywhere, provided it be FORWARD.

FORWARD with Professor Brett Kahr

Brett Kahr is Senior Fellow at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology in London, and, also, Visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis and Mental Health in the Regent’s School of Psychotherapy and Psychology at Regent’s University London. Learn More.

FORWARD with Carlos Padrón

25.09 | 10€

Carlos Padrón is a licensed psychoanalyst with a background in philosophy and literary studies. He has written and presented on the intersections between philosophy, literature, psychoanalysis, and Latin American thought. Learn More.

VIBRATORIUM - One thing we can tell you, you just got to be Free!

Vibratorium is the place and the moment when signification, affect and representation look for establishing their sway. It is where our vibrations resonate with yours, even before sense emerges from them. It is where we play with reality.

INTERNAL HABITATS

The Internal Habitats is a monthly updated online interview magazine created by three psychologists, Alexandra Coimbra, Csongor Juhos and Teresa Abreu and a photographer, José Manuel Vera.  Every month we visit the internal habitat of a creative and captivating figure from the fields of mental health, culture, society and science. Learn More.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR.

The HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. Annual Psychoanalytical Happening Series aims to pay a tribute, to raise public awareness to psychoanalytic thinkers and to be an enjoyable get together. Each event of the series is a celebration of the birth and work of an emblematic figure of psychoanalytic history. Learn More.

SNOBLESS OBLIGE

SNOBLESS OBLIGE is a joyful collaboration with the Portuguese publisher house VS Editor. Week after week friends and family read exerts of book edited by the VS. It was a fun project. A tonic for the soul during the time of confinement.   Learn More.

THE GREAT PSYCHOANALYTICAL MASHUP

Welcome closet DJs to the first and perhaps one-time only Free Association Psychoanalytic Libidinal Mashup. Step out of the consulting room and enjoy our juicy, melting, instinctual mixes on the WR BeOn Single: Thus Far And No Further. Dance to the voice of BION (Sick & Tired, A Fresh Mind, Wrist Wrestlers), FREUD (The Struggle) & BETTY JOSEPH (What's Going On?).   Learn More.

THE WILD THOUGHTS BLOG

A polyphonic take on the polyedric nature of the human phenomenon. An international blog by Free Association Lisbon. Learn More

ABOUT US

The Free Association is a non-profit organization moved by the desire to learn. We create innovative opportunities of continuous learning in the field of psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

LOCALIZATION

We are based in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal,  with colleagues and partners around the world.

You can contact us at freeassociationlisbon@gmail.com

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