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15:00 - 17:00


Standard ticket £ 40.00
bpf member ticket £ 30.00


British Psychotherapy Foundation
37 Mapesbury Road
London, NW2 4HJ
United Kingdom

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psychoanalytic writing workshop: creativity in clinical composition

(Please mind that registration and refreshments will start at 2.30)

This workshop will explore the problems and possibilities of psychoanalytic writing.

Why do its generic boundaries and forms seem so rigidly fixed? This tendency seems especially curious (as well as ironic) when we consider the strong emphasis in much British psychoanalysis on nurturing creative freedom and the singular voice.

How might we discover and develop this creative freedom in our own writing? We will look at a few examples of psychoanalytic writing that might point the way here, and open up the discussion to the difficulties participants have experienced in their own attempts at writing about their work.


about the course leader

Josh Cohen is Professor of Modern Literary Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London and a psychoanalyst in private practice. He is the author of many books and articles on modern literature, cultural theory, and psychoanalysis, including "How to Read Freud", "The Private Life: Why We Remain in the Dark" and his most recent book, "Not Working: Why We Have to Stop".


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Standard ticket £ 40.00
bpf member ticket £ 30.00