Conversations About Authors: David Taylor and Diane Turner on Herbert Rosenfeld

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Organised by:

Melanie Klein Trust

26 February 2022

Time: 16:00 - 17:30

Price: £20

Location: online


This event will explore Herbert Rosenfeld’s ideas on libidinal / destructive narcissism and therapeutic / anti-therapeutic factors in the light of children’s and young people’s responses to life with Type-1 diabetes.

The absolute dependence of our metabolism on insulin faces this particular group of patients with stark life and death conflicts. Diane Turner will discuss her work with patients with diabetes, particularly those who resort to extreme forms of denial of reality, and David Taylor will vividly bring to life just how vital Rosenfeld’s ideas are in understanding these life-threatening psychic conflicts.

David Taylor is a training and supervising analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society and is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and visiting professor at University College London.

Diane Turner is a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society and a psychotherapist for a pilot project at Kings’ College Hospital, London, working with patients with Type 1 diabetes and disordered eating.

The event will be chaired by psychoanalyst Susan Lawrence.

Everyone who registers will receive a link to a recording of the event a few days afterwards, which will be available to view for one month.

We are holding these events together with and in support of 10 Windsor Walk, a satellite site of the British Psychoanalytical Society linked to the Maudsley Hospital, where many Kleinian analysts have developed their work and their ideas.

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