Psychoanalytic Filiations: Mapping The Psychoanalytic Movement

psychoanalytic filiations 18 July

Workshop 2-6pm 18 July 2015

How does one write the history of the psychoanalytic movement? This event marks the publication of Ernst Falzeder’s book, ‘Psychoanalytic Filiations: Mapping the Psychoanalytic Movement’, with a series of discussions and debates on this theme.

Written over a span of nearly a quarter century, the “red thread” running through the book is its focus on the network of psychoanalytic “filiations” (who analysed whom), and how crucial concepts of depth psychology were developed before the background of those intense relationships: for example, Freud’s technical recommendations, the therapeutic use of countertransference and the view of the psychoanalytic situation as a social, interactive process, the introduction of the anal phase, the birth of the object-relations-model as opposed to the drive-model in psychoanalysis, or the psychotherapeutic treatment of psychoses. Several chapters deal with key figures in that history, such as Sándor Ferenczi, Karl Abraham, Eugen Bleuler, Otto Rank, and C. G. Jung, their respective relationships to each other and to Freud, and the consequences that their collaboration, as well as conflicts, with him had for the further development of psychoanalysis up to the present day. Other chapters give an overview on the publications of Freud’s texts and on unpublished documents (the “unknown Freud”), the editorial policy of the publications of Freud’s letters.


Dr. Ernst Falzeder (UCL)

Dr. Shaul Bar-Heim (Birkbeck College)

Arthur Eaton (UCL)

Prof. Brett Kahr (Roehampton University)

Dr. Matt ffytche (University of Essex)

Dr. Sarah Marks (University of Cambridge)

Dee McQuillan (UCL)

Dr. Richard Skues (London Metropolitan University)

Chair: Prof. Sonu Shamdasani (UCL).

Cost: £20

UCL staff and students: free.

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