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EVENT RESCHEDULED: SIP Study morning | What is psychosis, and how can we work with it?

04/11/2023 @ 10:00 AM 12:30 PM GMT

  • When: Saturday 4th November 2023, 10 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Where: Orchard Street Therapy Rooms (11 Orchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5EH)
  • Tickets: £15 – £30 + booking fee (This will be a small in-person event, so book ahead to avoid missing out)
  • Who’s it for? This event will be of interest to anyone interested in the topic, including counsellors, psychotherapists and the general public.

What can we learn about psychosis from the fundamental concepts of Lacanian theory? What does Lacan have to tell us about the Big Other? How can this abstraction be of help in clinical work with psychotic patients?

Conor’s talk will focus on clinical work with people with a psychotic structure. This will include an overview of the Lacanian theory of psychosis; an exposition of how a clinician makes a diagnosis of psychosis and how this informs the direction of the treatment. Conor will explore the development of approaches to working psychoanalytically with psychosis. He will use a visual presentation and clinical examples to elaborate the Lacanian approach.

Conor McCormack is a Bristol-based Lacanian psychoanalyst in private practice.  He is a member of The College of Psychoanalysts and The Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research.  Conor has extensive experience in working as a psychotherapist in the NHS and is a frequent lecturer in a number of psychoanalytic and psychotherapy training organisations.