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start date

21-03-2020

end date

21-03-2020

time

11:00 - 13:00

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Event Fee(s)
Standard rate £ 20.00
Students & trainees £ 15.00
bpf trainees £ 0.00

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

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audiences with authors: dissecting the superego: moralities under the psychoanalytic microscope

 

In her presentation, Celia Harding will address the question:

What has become of the Superego in our Selfie Society?

We seem to be living in an Age of Narcissism: ‘selfies’, ‘snowflake’s, identity politics and self-obsessed political leaders seem to be the order of the day. It is as if Freud’s aphorism has reversed into ‘where ego was, id shall be’. If the Superego is the internalised object of ‘the common good’; the ‘representation of society in mind’, which regulates the relationship between self and other, what role is it playing in society today? Is it a useful concept for thinking about these issues?

With these thoughts and questions in mind, Celia will introduce her new book of collected papers ‘Dissecting the Superego: Moralities under the Psychoanalytic Microscope’. Chapters cover many areas of superego functioning, for example: in perverse and in borderline mental functioning; in psychopathic and in fundamentalist states of mind, in depression and in its archaic form as simultaneously a defence but also ego-crushing conscience.

In this talk, we will focus on the role of the Superego in the Age of Narcissism - highly topical and one very much in all of our minds in the markedly individualistic climate we find ourselves in today.

This event is chaired by Elizabeth Reddish and qualifies for 1.5 CPD hours. Registation opens at 10:30 and the talk is followed by a wine reception from 12:30.
 

about the speaker

Celia Harding B.Ed, M.Sc. Member of the fpc (wpf). She has worked as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in private practice in East London for over thirty years and is a founder member of the Association for Psychotherapy in East London. She edited Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Perspectives (2001) and Aggression and Destructiveness (2006). She Supervises, Consults and Teaches.

The discussion will be chaired by Elizabeth Reddish, D Psych, BA (Hons Linguistics) who is a bpf member and has worked as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in London since 1996. Her book ‘The Petrified Ego (Karnac 2014) is based on her doctoral thesis ‘The Structuring Function of the Superego’. She also consults on career development. Her clinical experience of the debilitating impact of an over-critical conscience informs the psychoanalytic model she has designed to help individuals fulfil their potential at work.

 

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Event Fee(s)
Standard rate £ 20.00
Students & trainees £ 15.00
bpf trainees £ 0.00