Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy NOW 2015

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A day of thought-provoking presentations, workshops and debates on innovations in psychoanalytic psychotherapy: bridging the clinical and academic study of psychoanalytic psychotherapy with political discourse and social policy.

Getting to Grips with Society's Ills: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Holiday Inn, Kensington Forum, London

This year’s PP NOW conference will address the themes of Conflict, Poverty and Trauma, showcasing the impact that psychodynamic and psychoanalytic thinking can bring to a better understanding of some of the major social issues affecting society today.

Plus special Friday night lecture (separate ticketed event)

Competition and Capitalism: counting the human and societal cost

George Monbiot (Guardian columnist and author of books such as Captive State), Nick Pearce (Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research and former head of the No 10 Policy Unit) and BPC Chair Julian Lousada will discuss many of the issues raised by this subject. The lecture will be chaired by Helen Morgan, BPC Chair Elect.

More information and booking for the Friday evening PP NOW Lecture here
Venue: Tuke Hall, Regent's University, London


PP NOW Conference - Programme

Coffee and registration

Welcome and introduction: Gary Fereday, Chief Executive, BPC

Keynote Session: A Psychological Look at Terrorism

The plenary presentation will illustrate the psychology of an “encapsulated” religious fundamentalism, the story of a
religious cult. Using this story as a stepping stone Dr Volkan examines the psychology of “globalized” extreme fundamentalist religious terrorism. focusing on the fusion of individual and large-group identities and how people can exhibit extreme sadism and masochism  under the impact of large-group identity.

Keynote speaker: Vamik Volkan, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Virginia

Coffee break (tea and coffee available all day)

Breakout Sessions:

1. Social disorder, Marginalisation and Gang Culture 
Paul Kassman
Jean Knox

2. Domestic Violence and Hateful Relationships
Anna Motz
Joanna Rosenthall               
3. Psychotic Systems
Clare Gerada
Julian Lousada

4. Emotional Poverty
Sue Gerhardt
Graham Music


Breakout Sessions:

1. Antisocial Personality Disorder - New Directions
Gill McGauley
Jessica Yakeley

2. Perversion, Violence and Criminality - Child sexual abuse
Jon Brown
Estela Welldon

3. Poverty and the Psychological Impact of Money
Elizabeth Cotton
David Graeber

4. War and Modern Conflict
Philip Spencer
Vamik Volkan

Coffee break

Closing Plenary: Panel discussion reflecting on the key themes of the day and dialogue with the audience
With panel members Julian Lousada and Jean Knox

Reception and Awards Ceremony
Presentation of the PP NOW 2015 Awards

  • Innovative Excellence Award
  • Outstanding Professional Leadership Award
  • Bernard Ratigan Award for Psychoanalysis and Diversity

PP NOW will be held at the Holiday Inn, Kensington Forum, London on Saturday 6 June, preceded by the public lecture on Friday 5 June at Tuke Hall, Regent's University. The Holiday Inn Kensington is conveniently located near Gloucester Road underground station.

Payment and Registration Methods for the PP NOW Conference

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June 6th, 2015 9:30 AM   to   6:00 PM
97 Cromwell Road
London SW7 4DN
United Kingdom

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Phone: 0207 561 9240
PP NOW 2015
Self funding (Non BPC, APP, ACP) £ 125.00
BPC, APP or ACP member £ 99.00
BPC Trainee £ 63.00
Student (Non BPC) £ 83.00
Paid by institution £ 155.00
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