Tuesday, 26 January 2010

A.P.P.A.C. International Conference


May 4 – 7, 2010 the Athens Hilton Hotel, GREECE

Honorary Presidents: Prof. G. Lyketsos (GR), Prof. Ch. Ierodiakonou (GR) and Prof. Ph. Mazet (FR)

Neuropsychiatric, Psychological and Social Sciences Today

Call for Abstracts!

Dear Colleagues,

Continuing your information on the 15th International Conference of the Association of Psychology & Psychiatry for Adults & Children (A.P.P.A.C.) on May 4 - 7, 2010 at the Athens Hilton Hotel, we would like to inform you on the NEW ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE, which is on February 15, 2010.

The theme of the Conference is: “Neuropsychiatric, Psychological and Social Sciences Today”.

We are happy to present to you our brand NEW WEBSITE www.appac.gr (still under construction, but it contains most conference-related information).

We remain at your disposal for any further information you may need.


The A.P.P.A.C. Secretariat

18 Aigialias str., 15125 Maroussi GREECE
Tel: +30 210 6842 663
Fax: +30 210 6842 079
Conference Secretariat E-mail (1): appachellas@yahoo.gr
Conference Secretariat E-mail (2): congress@appac.gr
Conference Website: www.appac.gr

Monday, 25 January 2010

Psychoanalysis and Modern Music in Freud's Vienna

While Freud famously claimed that he could derive no pleasure from music, and was reputed to have been tone deaf and largely indifferent to the fecund musical culture surrounding him, it is nonetheless indisputable that Freud and psychoanalysis influenced the music and musicians of his Vienna. It is well known that Freud treated a number of Viennese musical luminaries, including Gustav Mahler and Bruno Walter; what is less well known and understood is that Freud's literature and pool of patients made direct and meaningful contact with the composer Arnold Schoenberg and his milieu. Schoenberg, one of the most important composers of the 20th century and the putative father of musical modernism, began to articulate what must be considered a psychoanalytic compositional ethos in the first decade of the 20th century; by 1909, he had composed the ephocal monodrama Erwartung, arguably the first psychoanalytic opera. This talk examines the extent to which Freud's early case histories--especially "Dora"--and texts like The Interpretation of Dreams shaped the advent of modern atonal music in Vienna.

This is the first of three evening talks about music and psychoanalysis. Further information forthcoming.

Tickets: £8 / £5 Friends. Please pay on the door but phone or email to secure a place.

Freud Museum
20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX
Tel: +44 (0)20 7435 2002

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Call for Papers


Date: 2-4 September, 2010

Venue: Wivenhoe Park Campus, University of Essex, Colchester, UK

An international conference organized by the Centre for Myth Studies at the University of Essex, supported by the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies and the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies

The Centre for Myth Studies at the University of Essex is pleased to announce an international conference on “Myth, Literature, and the Unconscious” to be held at the Wivenhoe Park campus, 2-4 September, 2010. We invite proposals for papers (of 20 minutes duration), or panel sessions, dealing with the conjunction of myth, psychoanalysis, and literary-artistic activity. While proposals on any aspect of myth, literary, and psychoanalytic studies are very welcome, the organisers would particularly encourage interdisciplinary contributions. The topics might include, but will not be confined to:
Literary re-inscriptions of myths and mythic patterns
Literature as mythmaking
The significance and meaning of myths in psychoanalytic theory
Myth as the language of the unconscious
Archetypes, symbols, and metamorphoses
Myths in the inner and outer worlds
Dreams, visions, myths
Myth and re-enchantment
The role of myth in medical practice
William Blake and myth
Time, space and the primordial
Myth and modernism

A selection of papers from the conference will be published.

The deadline for proposals is 28 February, 2010. Proposals should take the form of a title for the paper and a 250-word abstract, accompanied by a brief biographical note, including institutional affiliation where appropriate. To submit a proposal, or for more information, please write to Dr Sanja Bahun, Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ or, by e-mail, to mythic@essex.ac.uk.

Note: Thanks to the generosity of the Bean Trust, a limited number of bursaries will be made available to speakers contributing specifically to a panel session on the place that William Blake’s work occupies in the field of myth, literature, and the unconscious. If you are interested in applying for one of these bursaries, please indicate this in your proposal.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Seminar announcement, University of Essex


Wednesday 3rd February 2010

David Millar:

'The Manualisation of Persons
The Personalisation of Manuals'

David Millar is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in the North Essex Partnership (NHS) Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex

Abstract: Mental Health Services are increasingly being depersonalised in a variety of different ways from anonymous internet sites that give formulaic advice to the public to heavily researched treatment manuals that give advice to professionals on how to administer closely defined and proscribed 'therapies'. This paper attempts to look at why such movements are seen as 'progress' and whether and how they should be challenged.


Venue: Room 4N.6.1
Time: 5.00pm – 6:30pm

Information about our Open Seminars can be found at:

For further information or if you are interested in presenting an Open Seminar
please contact:
Chris Nicholson or Alison Evans, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex
Tel: 01206 873958 / Email: cpsugrad@essex.ac.uk

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Win Hearts and Minds at the Freud Museum

Love is in the air...

With Valentine's Day hoving in to view and fluffy teddies and spangly cards popping up at every turn, we recommend you escape the naff and the nauseous and make your way to the Freud Museum to explore love through a Freudian lens!

With music and games in Freud's extraordinary house, you never know, you just might meet someone interesting...

The event on 11 February will be the first in the series, Lessons in Love, marking the 100th anniversary of Freud's 'Contributions to the Psychology of Love'.

This event has been produced in collaboration with Past Caring, an innovative partnership of museums, archives, and higher education organisations. Follow the link to find out about other mind-expanding events across London.


Date: 11 Febuary 2010

Time: 7.30pm - 10.30pm

Venue: Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SX

Tickets: £10 to include a drink on arrival.
Discount: Friends of the Museum and group bookings of 3 or more: £8

To book: email marion@freud.org.uk, or call ++44 (0)20 7435 2002

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Lecturing Post at University of Essex

The Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer/Reader to teach on and play a major role in the development of its new Foundation Degree (and BA Hons) in Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations aimed at those working with troubled, challenging, or vulnerable adults. The successful applicant will help develop a staff team for this programme and work closely with the team staffing a parallel programme for those working with children. Applicants must be a member of the BPC, UKCP, or equivalent, must have a relevant MA/MSc or equivalent professional qualification, and must have experience of working with adults in a therapeutic or caring context. Possession of a doctorate or equivalent level qualification is desirable. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to the research profile of the Centre. The post is available either full-time or half-time (with proportionate duties) to suit the needs of different applicants; we aim to appoint the strongest applicant on whichever basis.

Please use the link below for a full job description, person specification and further information relating to this post. Please read this information carefully before applying for this post as it contains details of documents that must be attached to your application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone (01206 874588/873521).