Psychoanalysis, Psychiatry and Anti-Psychiatry: A Seminar with Dr Alain and Dr Catherine Vanier

Date: Saturday January 16th, 2021.

Time: 6pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

Registration Fee: €30

Psychoanalysis, Psychiatry and Anti-Psychiatry

Speakers will be Dr Catherine Vanier and Dr Alain Vanier, hosted by Espace Analytique Ireland –

About this Event

Starting with a brief history of psychoanalysis, psychiatry and anti-psychiatry in our French society, we will try to show the actual place of psychoanalysis in our country.

Where can a patient meet a psychoanalyst? In private or in a hospital? Where is his place in the field of medicine, psychiatry, and in different types of institutions?

We will present Bonneuil, the Day Hospital, still open today near Paris, and created by the psychoanalyst Maud Mannoni in 1969, and founded on psychoanalytic ideas.

The registration fee is €30. The seminar will take place on Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent before the seminar begins. To register please email Nade Chekurova or click on the Eventbrite link:

Dr Catherine Vanier is an analyst, member and former president of Espace Analytique Paris. Currently she is the President of Enfance en Jeu, an association for research in paediatrics, psychoanalysis, and pedagogy and is a psychoanalyst in the neonatology service of the Hôpital Delafontaine in Saint Denis. Her numerous articles and books include The Broken Piano: Lacanian Psychotherapy with Children (Other Press, 1999) and Premature Birth (Karnac, 2015). She was awarded the Knight of the Legion of Honour in 2010.

Dr. Alain Vanier is an analyst and president of Espace Analytique Paris. He completed a medical degree and worked in child and adult psychiatry for more than 15 years. He has also worked together with Maud Mannoni at the Experimental School of Bonneuil-sur-Marne. Since 1996 Alain has worked as a professor at Université Paris. He had written more than 280 publications, four books and delivered more than 800 lectures across the world. In 2018 he was made a Professor Emeritus at Université de Paris.