Monday, 25 October 2010

Remote Control: Psychoanalysis and Television


Saturday 30 October 2010

Day Conference at the Anna Freud Centre

Psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, academics, programme makers and presenters discuss the emotional function and ethics of TV in the modern world.

SATURDAY 30TH OCTOBER 9.30am - 5.00pm

Candida Yates (Introduction)
'Staging the Debate: Remote Control: Television, Media and the Inner World'

Panel 1: Television from both sides of the couch
How does TV culture infiltrate the therapeutic space, and how is psychotherapy represented on TV?

Brett Kahr: Television as Rorschach
Caroline Bainbridge: Psychotherapy on the Couch: Exploring the Fantasies of In Treatment

Chair and respondent: Dan Chambers (Independent producer and former director of Programmes for Ch 5)

Panel 2: Ethics and Therapy on TV
The ethical dilemmas of putting real lives on TV

Richard McKerrow (producer) discusses his Marchioness Documentary;
Oliver James discusses his TV programmes including Under Fives; Room 113 and Men on Violence.

Chair and Respondent: Valerie Sinason (Psychoanalyst)

Panel 3: Watercooler Moments: TV as Transitional Object
TV offers the possibility of shared cultural experiences. Does it also have therapeutic potential?

Tom Sutcliffe (presenter and journalist)
Sue Vice (Professor of English)
Carol Leader (psychotherapist; former presenter and actor)

Chair: Sara Ramsden (Consultant executive producer for the BBC)

Panel 4: Roundtable discussion
Barry Richards - summary and reflections with speakers from the day

This conference is organised in conjunction with Media and the Inner World

The Saturday Conference is preceded by an 'in conversation' with award-winning television scriptwriter Laurence Marks and psychoanalyst Valerie Sinason.

Laurence Marks is a Bafta award winning writer and producer of shows and plays for stage and screen; he is well known for his collaborative writing work with Maurice Gran. His TV work includes a number of highly successful comedy sitcoms, including: Shine on Harvey Moon (1982), Birds of a Feather (1989-1998), The New Statesman (1987-1992), Goodnight Sweetheart (1993-99) and Love Hurts (1992-94). He has also written for the theatre, including the acclaimed play Dr. Freud Will See You Now Mrs. Hitler (BBC Radio 4, and Tricycle Theatre, 2007) and the West End Musical Dreamboats and Petticoats (nominated for a Lawrence Olivier Award for 'Best New Musical', 2010).


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