Recent Developments in Psychoanalysis
The Western Australian Psychoanalytic Association welcomes you to join us for two exciting presentations, which will explore recent advancements in psychoanalysis.
Psychoanalysis and Attachment Research: New Directions in Clinical Science and Practice
Presenter: Andrew Lewis
Andrew Lewis is an Associate Professor and Clinical Psychologist. He is the Director of the Clinical Psychology Program at Murdoch University. His research is mostly focused on infant, child and adolescent mental health. He trained in Psychoanalysis with the Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis and was a member of the training and teaching faculty until 2007. In 2001 he completed a Ph.D in the School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine at Monash University and until 2015 he was an academic at Deakin University in Melbourne.
Bowlby continually refers to attachment theory as a new paradigm within Psychoanalysis (Bowlby, 1998). It is apparent that one of the great successes of attachment theory is the now very substantial body of empirical findings about attachment which range from the original observations of distinct patterns of infant attachment in Ainsworth to discourse models of attachment-related narratives and neurobiological and endocrine studies of the biological correlates of attachment related behaviours and mental states. It is interesting then to consider the extent to which both the attachment theoretical framework and findings derived from attachment research allows psychoanalytic concepts from the different traditions to be critically examined, revised and integrated into a wider and more integrated developmental and clinical science. It is also interesting to consider how psychoanalytically informed developmental research might address longstanding concerns about the scientific credentials of psychoanalytic theories. This presentation will discuss several aspects on those questions.
Psychoanalysis and New Directions in Lacanian Clinical Practice
Presenter: Grace Tarpey
Dr Grace Tarpey is a clinical psychoanalyst, a member of the World Association of Psychoanalysis and the newly formed Lacan Circle of Australia. She has a PhD in Psychoanalysis and Philosophy and has had three psychoanalytic trainings. She has worked clinically in private practice for 17 years in West Perth. Grace also works as an academic, previously in Philosophy at Monash and Deakin Universities in Melbourne and Notre Dame in Perth and more recently in Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling at Murdoch and ECU.
Psychoanalysis is a continually evolving and developing clinical discipline and practice. In this presentation I will show how this growth is taking place under the auspices of The World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP). I will point out how the WAP adapts to our changing world in the 21stcentury arguing that Lacanian psychoanalysis is a unique response to some of the most pressing clinical needs of our time.
Today we are witnessing a rapidly changing era of a break down in traditional forms of the family, community, the work place and spirituality/religion, together with an openness to sexual and gender diversity, radical changes in IT, social media and reproductive technologies, all of which is affecting cultural transformations of identity, in our sense of self and relationship.
Contemporary Lacanian Psychoanalysis treats symptoms associated to this change with and beyond diagnoses of depression and anxiety, borderline and narcissistic personality disturbances and psychosis.
Date: 30th June 2018, 10am – 1pm.
Venue: Woolnough Lecture Theatre (225:107) - First Floor Room 107 (Geography & Geology Building) - University of Western Australia (Crawley). Closest parking in Carpark 20.
Ticket Pricing: $60.00. Purchase at the Eventbrite page.
Schedule: 10am - 1pm. Each presentation will run for approximately 40 minutes, followed by 10-15 minutes discussion time.
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