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Dr Françoise Davoine

Dr Françoise Davoine has worked as a psychoanalyst at a French psychiatric hospital for over thirty years. She also works in private practice as a supervisor and training analyst. She is retired professor at the École des Hautes Études en Science Sociales in Paris. She has an advanced degree in classics (French, Latin and Greek literature) and a doctorate in sociology. With her late husband Jean-Max Gaudillière, Françoise Davoine was a member of the École Freudienne de Paris until the death of Jacques Lacan (1981). She is a member of the International Symposium for the Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia (US branch) created by Gaetano Benedetti. Francoise Davoine


Past and present Confer events
Psychotherapeutic Work with Intergenerational Trauma
Online module

War in the Consulting Room
Saturday 10 December 2016

How do we Work with the Pre-Symbolic?
Saturday 7 May 2016

Psychotherapeutic Insights into Resolving Intergenerational Trauma
31 May and 1 June 2014

Countertransferences, Intersubjective Fields and Enactments
5 June, 26 June, 25 September & 6 November 2010
Intergenerational Trauma Conference
Thursday 10 - Sunday 13 September 2009






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Sharon Stanley
Relational and Body-Centered Practices for Healing Trauma: Lifting the Burdens of the Past


Relational and Body-Centered Practices for Healing Trauma provides psychotherapists and other helping professionals with a new body-based clinical model for the treatment of trauma. This model synthesizes emerging neurobiological....
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love — and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

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