Psychoanalysis & Mental Health Seminar – October 2022

Psychoanalysis & Mental Health Seminar – October 2022

by The Association for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy in Ireland Ltd (APPI)

 Date: Saturday 8th October 2022

Time: 10am – 12pm IST

Location: Online event

Cost: €22.20 – €43.55

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Florencia F. C. Shanahan aims at interrogating the various possible relations between psychoanalysis and mental health.

About This Event

In many countries around the world psychoanalysis has a long tradition of being included in the academic and clinical training of mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers) as well as in the design and delivery of mental health services for adults and children.

This workshop, led by Florencia F. C. Shanahan, aims at interrogating the various possible relations between psychoanalysis and mental health, both from a theoretical perspective and from the point of view of its actual practice in a diversity of settings. It will be based on the elaboration of clinical situations.

Drawing from her experience working in psychiatric hospitals in Argentina and Ireland, Florencia would like to propose a conversation where practitioners may question and debate the place and function of psychoanalysis today with regards to hegemonic models of understanding and approaching mental health, and explore the paradoxes inherent to working in the intersection of discourses.

Together with an invited panel who have been for many years involved in a variety of settings, emphasis will be placed on participation, discussion, and inclusion of a diversity of experiences, with the aim of advancing Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalysis taking as departing point the actual practice sustained currently and in concrete contexts in Ireland.

Who Is This Event For?

This event will be of interest to those working in mental health including psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers.


This is a clinical event in which clinical material will be discussed. Attendees asking questions and offering comments during the event must respect the confidentiality of clients by avoiding all identifying details. We expect all attendees to privilege any clinical material shared during the event, and to forebear from sharing it outside the event.


Two CPD points are awarded for this event.


The talk will not be recorded. No recording is permitted.