Psychoanalysis and Sexuality Clinical Conference

Psychoanalysis & Sexuality Today Clinical Conference: Psychosocial Influences on Transference & Countertransference in Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy

Saturday, 21 October 2017 from 9:00 am-5.15 pm

National Museum of Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7

This conference has 17 clinical speakers from all the psychoanalytic organisations on the island of Ireland: IFPP, APPI, IAPA, IFCAPP, IGAS, NIIHR, IPAA, ISLP, ICLO-NLS and NIASP. Speakers include Julie Brown, Gráinne Casey, José Castilho, Barbara Fitzgerald, Noreen Giffney, Belinda Moller, Ian Miller, Ann Murphy, Pauline O’Callaghan, Barry O’Donnell, Ray O’Neill, Medb Ruane, Florencia Shanahan, David Smith, Julie Sutton, Eve Watson and Rob Weatherill.

The conference is organised on the occasion of the publication of the book “Clinical Encounters in Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Practice & Queer Theory” (New York: Punctum Books 2017, 494 pp., 30 chapters, 32 contributors), eds. Noreen Giffney and Eve Watson.

The Conference will be of interest to anyone interested in psychoanalytic or psychodynamic contributions to therapeutic practice, particularly the unconscious dynamics underpinning the therapeutic relationship: transference and countertransference.

The conference is sponsored by the Psychoanalysis + initiative and the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI –

6.5 CPD points will be awarded by the Psychoanalytic Section of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP).

Places are limited and we expect the conference to book out, so early registration is advised. Booking is via Eventbrite:

For further information, the conference brochure and registration details are available from Noreen Giffney ( and Eve Watson (


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