Occupy the Couch: power or empowerment? A symposium on the politics of psychotherapy
Part of Psychopolitics: Occupy the Madness, a series of discussions on the connections between the political and the psychological, which asks:
How do we live together, work together, protest together, run Occupy together? How do we live with the emotional distress, anxiety and madness we all share? How do we live creatively with the unconscious and the ‘irrational’? What do the politics of mental health say to us about the organisation of power and inequality in our society?
If the personal is political, what does this mean for those of us who want to build Occupy, community and bottom-up democracy?
Speakers Bruce Scott, Jean-Francois Jacques and Darian Leader will
start the discussion
Bruce Scott is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, member of the Philadelphia Association, and interested in talking about ‘learned ignorance’ and the critique of psychotherapeutic ‘technologies’.
Jean-Francois Jacques is a dramatherapist, and a member of PCSR who has been actively involved with the Occupy welfare tent at St Paul’s. He will speak on the ‘ethics of the relational’ and the interdependence of psychic space and public space.
Darian Leader is a Lacanian psychoanalyst and writer. He will talk about aspects of his recent book What is Madness?
Sun 29 Jan 11:30 – 13:00 GMT (no daylight saving)
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