14/15/16 october 2016 LONDON Metapsychology in the Consulting Room
English Speaking Weekend Conference 2016
Metapsychology in the Consulting Room
Friday 14th, Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th October 2016
The theme of this conference will be the standing of metapsychological thinking in our theories and clinical practice today. We would like to revisit, discuss and debate Freud’s contention which makes use of Goethe’s words, to alert psychoanalysts to the centrality of metapsychological thinking. In a moment of adversity, Goethe’s Faust exclaims “We must call the Witch to our help after all!” “… the Witch metapsychology” Freud echoes; “without metapsychological speculation and theorizing, I had almost said ‘phantasying’, we shall not get another step further” (Freud, 1937 p.225).
The conference is open to members and candidates of the International Psychoanalytic Association, and members and candidates of member organisations of the British Psychoanalytic Council or equivalent.