18 Oct 2013 19:00 : Film: in session 2013 – 2014


This continuing professional development course provides a space in which to indulge our love of cinema in the context of psychoanalytic theory. For five months we will come together to share the experience of watching a film before engaging in an informal discussion loosely focused around particular themes relevant to psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice: sex, protest, nourishment, pain, and envy. Films include Shame, [Safe], Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Tarnation, and La Nana (The Maid).


This group is open to anyone with an interest in psychoanalysis and film. It will be of particular interest to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and counsellors, in addition to academics and postgraduate students who work on psychoanalytic theory and/or cultural studies. No previous knowledge of psychoanalytic theory or film studies is required. Places are limited so early registration is advised.




Noreen Giffney works as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Dublin. She completed an MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Department of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and a Diploma in Clinical Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with the Irish Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Before training as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, she was awarded a BA (Hons) and a PhD by University College Dublin. She

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