Storytelling – A Talk by Stephen Grosz

Storytelling – A Talk by Stephen Grosz

by Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFPP)

Date: Saturday 29th October 2022

Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm IST

Location: Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2 D02 T258

Cost: €20 – €50

This event will now be held online and in person.

Stephen Grosz – Supervision Availability 29/10/22

After the event which is scheduled to end at 3:30pm, Stephen Grosz will offer a clinical seminar, or individual supervision to any ICP members who may be interested.

The clinical seminar would be for up to six ICP members. The seminar would last 90 minutes or so; one of the six participants would need to liaise with Melanie Taylor (IFPP Admin) in advance, and briefly present a case. The fee would be €50. per participant.

Alternately, Stephen can offer two individuals one hour’s supervision each. The fee for individual supervision would be €150.

If this is of interest, please respond as soon as possible to

Storytelling – A Talk by Stephen Grosz

About This Event

We are all storytellers – we make stories to make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to tell tales. There must be someone to listen.

The Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFPP) are delighted to invite you to an in-person event with the psychoanalyst and best-selling author, Stephen Grosz.

Stephen Grosz is a practicing psychoanalyst who has worked with patients for more than thirty-five years. Born in America, he was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Oxford University. He lives in London, where he is a Training Analyst at the Institute of Psychoanalysis.

In his book The Examined Life, Stephen Grosz distils 50,000 hours of clinical work as a psychoanalyst into a series of jargon-free stories. A Sunday Times bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book, The Examined Life has been translated into more than thirty languages. It was described by Michiko Kakutani, in the New York Times, as sharing “the best literary qualities of Freud’s most persuasive work…a series of slim, piercing chapters that read like a combination of Chekhov and Oliver Sacks.”

In this talk, Stephen Grosz will the discuss the importance of storytelling inside and outside of psychotherapy.

Note: The in-person event is strictly limited to 80 people.

IFPP Contact Details


Phone: 086 173 2238


  • 1:30pm – 2pm Registration / Tea & Coffee
  • 2pm – 2:45pm “An Examined Life” a reading by Stephen Grosz
  • 2:45pm – 3:30pm Q & A / Discussion
  • 3:30pm End

Praise for “The Examined Life”

Andrew Solomon, Author Of “Far From The Tree” “This book conveys the nuanced complexities of psychoanalysis in deceptively simple human stories. It is written with generosity toward both its subjects and its readers; with authentic wit; and with flashes of profound insight. The novelistic charm of its case histories makes it impossible to put down, but while you may read it for entertainment, it will leave you wiser about humanity than you were when you picked it up.”

Patrick Mcgrath, Author Of “Asylum” “Someone in pain enters an analyst’s consulting room, and is paid careful, intelligent attention. The Examined Life is a fascinating collection of quiet stories about very real human predicaments: the listening cure at its best.”

Victoria Hislop, Author of “The Thread” “I couldn’t put this down – I read about other people, but learned about myself at the same time. Real stories can be so much more fascinating than fictional ones, especially with Stephen Grosz. No preaching, no clichés – just wisdom.”

Ruth Padel, Author of “52 Ways Of Looking at a Poem” “A beautifully judged, wonderfully readable book with an unusually clear and kind voice. There is a rare integrity in the writing: no showing off, just honest attention to each trusted relationship. I read the whole thing in one sitting, cover to cover.”

Sophie Hannah, Author of “Little Face” “This gripping book offers psychological solutions to some extremely complex human puzzles and is full of wisdom and insight.”

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