Freud’s Case Studies in Contemporary Contexts
October 29, 2021–May 27, 2022
Date: Friday 29th October 2021 – Tuesday 31st May 2022
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: Online event
Cost: €96.94 – €481.29
9-month course on Freud’s 6 Case Studies relative to clinical practice today w/each case study & themes explored by 2 tutors over 3 seminars
About This Event
Course Description: The program takes the psychoanalytic clinic as a starting point to consider key areas of psychological presentation and suffering that characterise the modern era. Clinical practice, beginning with Freud, revealed that symptoms could be grouped into a small number of diagnostic fields: hysteria, obsessional neurosis, psychosis, and perversion. This course explores all six of Freud’s major case studies, dedicating three weeks to each, as a backdrop to considering what analysands present with today and assessing the similarities and differences to Freud’s and Lacan’s clinical practices. The course will be of interest to practitioners, trainees, students, and those seeking to consider in-depth links between psychoanalytic theory, clinical practice, and the impact of contemporary culture on subjectivity.
Seminars will take place by Zoom on Fridays from 19:00-21:00 (Dublin-GMT). Each 3-week block of seminars will be co-delivered by two highly experienced tutors who are also clinical practitioners and come from different Lacanian groups throughout the English-speaking world. Participants can register for the full course (18 seminars plus introductory seminar), a half course (9 seminars), or a single module of 3 seminars.
CPD: 2 continuous professional development (CPD) points will be awarded per individual seminar, 38 points for the full course of 19 seminars. CPD awarded by APPI, the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (https://appi.ie)
Tutors: Anne Worthington (London), Guy Le Gaufey (Paris), Astrid Gessert (London), Rik Loose (Dublin), Annie Rogers (Amherst), Leon Brenner (Berlin), Rolf Flor (Boston), Anouchka Grose (London), Patricia Gherovici (Philadelphia), Carol Owens (Dublin), Kristen Hennessey (Pennsylvania), Jamieson Webster (New York), Olga Cox Cameron (Dublin), Eve Watson, facilitator (Dublin).
Schedule of Seminars (Oct 29, 2021 – May 27, 2022)
Oct 29th: Introductory Seminar of the Case Studies and Hysteria, w/ Anne Worthington.
Module 1: Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19.The “Rat-Man” and the Function of Rituals, Obsessions, and Compulsions (November). Tutors: Guy Le Gaufey and Astrid Gessert.
Module 2: Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28. The “Wolf-Man”: A Serious Neurosis or Untriggered Psychosis. Tutors: Tutors: Annie Rogers and Rik Loose.
Module 3 Feb 11, Feb 18, Feb 25. “Schreber” and the Necessity for Working with Psychosis Today. Tutors: Leon Brenner and Rolf Flor
Module 4:March 11, March 18, April 1. The “Young Homosexual Girl,” Sexuality, and the Psychoanalysis of Women. Tutors: Patricia Gherovici and Anouchka Grose.
Module 5: April 8, April 22, May 6th. “Little Hans” and Children’s Phobias and Symptoms in Context. Tutors: Carol Owens and Kristen Hennessey.
Module 6: May 13, May 20, May 27. From “Dora” to “Conversion Disorder”: Contemporary Clinical Aspects of Hysteria. Tutors: Jamieson Webster and Olga Cox Cameron.
Required Reading: All 6 of Freud’s Case Studies plus a small number of additional readings will be set by the course tutors.