In issue 13 of New Associations Mark Vernon gives us a report on the PP NOW conference and special Friday lecture with Iain McGilchrist; plus we have summaries of Frank Lowe's and Jean Knox's conference presentations that give a flavour of the day's work. We've published some moving responses to last issue's special reports on race and ethnicity. David Morgan writes on the vicissitudes of whistleblowing, Phillip Birch talks about training, and Joan Thompson reviews the poetry event at the Freud Museum. Plus much more!
Rozsika Parker, author of Torn in Two: The Experience of Maternal Ambivalence and The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine, represented WPF/FPC on the BJP’s Board for many years. She remained a member of the Journal’s Editorial Advisory Panel until her death in 2010. She was well known for her commitment to creativity, in both art and clinical practice, and our new Essay Prize focuses on a critical engagement with this theme.
I am writing this on behalf of the ISPS* UK psychodynamics and psychosis research group. This is a small group currently focusing on taking small steps towards being closer to a position where an RCT is feasible and fundable.