Friday 22nd May 2009, 6pm
Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex
"What have they done to you, poor child?"
Freud ( Dec 14th 1897) Letter to Fliess
The brilliance and significance of early Freud in the fields of sexual abuse and trauma is often inadequately acknowledged. Due to the fearfulness of his followers and the subsequent privileging of the symbolic at the expense of literal experience. Using examples from clinical work in learning disability, abuse and dissociative identity disorder Valerie Sinason draws attention to key theoretical concepts on memory and trauma in Freud's early work that aid her as a clinician.
Valerie Sinason is a poet, writer, child and adult psychotherapist and adult psychoanalyst. For the last ten years she has been Director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies. Previously, she was a Consultant Psychotherapist at the Tavistock and St Georges Hospital Medical School, Psychiatry of Disability Dept. She is President of the Institute for Psychotherapy and Disability and Hon Consultant Psychotherapist at Cape Town Child Guidance Clinic.
Entry is without charge, but we would strongly advise registering to secure a place.
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