With less than two weeks to go we are in the final stages of preparing for this year’s PP Now Conference, 5th October 2013 in central London. It promises to be a day of thought-provoking presentations, workshops and debates on innovations in psychoanalytic psychotherapy: bridging the clinical and academic study of psychoanalysis with political discourse and social policy. We have some high profile speakers including a keynote session from Professor Salman Akhtar, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, USA.
The conference will consider the changing political landscape and the changing the welfare state and ‘social contract’. These changes, and the rise in reality TV and cult of celebrity, we seem to be living in an increasingly individualistic and narcissistic society. Picking up on themes such as individualism and consumerism, drugs and alcohol, families and young people, inequality and poverty, apathy and democratic deficit, the day will explore what psychoanalytic thinking can say to these issues, and how it can inform and support Government and policy makers. Full details can be found here: http://www.psychoanalytic-council.org/civicrm/event/info?id=1&reset=1
We have around 200 people already booked but would like to build numbers to help really celebrate what psychoanalytic thinking can offer ‘beyond the couch’.
I hope the conference might interest you and I might see you there.
Gary Fereday – Chief Executive
British Psychoanalytic Council
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