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Desire in the Consulting Room

With Dr Andrea Celenza, Professor Joy Schaverien and the reading of a play by Laurie Slade

Saturday 4 November 2017 - London


"It has been said that psychoanalysis is all about sex; except for sex - that's about aggression." Andrea Celenza

This day puts sexuality back in the frame of psychoanalytic theorising with the aim of demarcating a place for pure erotic longing within psychotherapy. Using clinical histories, relational/field theories and theatre to imaginatively represent a possible scenario of love and desire between a psychotherapist and patient, our speakers will elaborate the meanings of love in the consulting room, both as transferential and real. We will consider how desire can be formulated, whether internally, within the therapeutic couple or in supervision without threatening professional boundaries and ethical responsibilities. Our speakers will aim to uncover multiple meanings underlying erotic transferences as a defensive structure, and question if it is really possible to have a compelling attraction between the two people in the therapy relationship that is based on love rather than need. The afternoon will explore these questions via a piece of theatre, when we will look at how the supervisor may find the transformative potential of this enchanting but dangerous interpersonal dynamic.


Speakers

Dr Andrea Celenza
Andrea Celenza, Ph.D. is Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School. Co-Director of an online program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy sponsored by William James College. As part of this program, she offers an on-line course, What, Where is Psychoanalysis? Classic Concepts, New Meanings, tracing a trajectory of psychoanalytic theorizing from the intrapsychic to the intersubjective... More >>

Professor Joy Schaverien
Professor Joy Schaverien PhD is a Jungian Psychoanalyst, a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology (London) with a private practice in the East Midlands. She is Visiting Professor at the Northern Programme for Art Psychotherapy (University of Sheffield). She teaches internationally and is a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology and of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology.. More >>

Laurie Slade
Laurie Slade is a UKCP registered analytical psychotherapist, in private practice in West London. He is a member of the Guild of Psychotherapists, the Confederation for Analytical Psychology, and the International Neuropsychoanalysis Association. He has been involved in social dreaming since 2001, hosting sessions in a variety of settings, in the UK and internationally, and regularly at Confer events... More >>


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Fees

Self-funded: £130
Self-funded x 2: £200
Organisationally-funded: £200
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CPD Hours

Certificates of attendance for 6.5 hours will be provided at the event
Venue

Tavistock Centre
120 Belsize Lane
London
NW3 5BA
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Schedule

Saturday
09.30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Start
11:15 Coffee
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Tea
17:00 End
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