Freud Memorial Lecture 2013: " The Unspeakable and the Unbearable: the challenges of facing reality inside and outside the consulting room" Julian Lousada

Freud Memorial Lecture
Freud Memorial Lecture

29 May 2013 at 18:00 in The Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Campus.
This paper seeks to illustrate how thinking that does not have access to, or the wish to transform, emotion, can produce an impasse, which gives the appearance of an engagement but in effect is dedicated to frustrating it. The result of this is that not only does the internal world remain hidden but also the relatedness between it and the outside world is avoided. A case will be presented and then illustrations will be given of how some of the same processes can be recognised in organizational behaviour. The final section will consider how the psychoanalytic “community” seems in its conduct and strategic thinking to be relatively untroubled by the rapidly changing environment in which it operates. The suggestion will be made that what links each of the examples is the difficulty of imagining the future which in turn provides a very partial construction of the present.
Julian Lousada is a Psychoanalyst with the BPA; Former Clinical Director of the Adult Department and Principal Organisational Consultant at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. He is Chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council and now works In private practice. He is co-author with Andrew Cooper (1995) ‘Borderline Welfare :Feeling and the fear of feeling in Contemporary Welfare’.
Entry is without charge but please contact Debbie Stewart to register for a place. Telephone 01206 873640 or E-Mail