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In his book, The Long Weekend, 1897-1919: Part of a Life which was published in 1982, Bion wrote that his book was “about the relationships of one man and not about the people, communities, or groups whose names are mentioned.” He also confided, “If I could have resorted to abstractions, I would have done so. However, such a procedure, without any preparation, would leave the reader grappling with meaningless manipulations of jargon.”Find out more »
Working with Suicidal Patients: An online workshop with Donald Campbell for SIP Members and Trainees
Working with Suicidal Patients begins with Freud’s view in Mourning and Melancholia (1917) that “sadism alone … solves the riddle of the tendency to suicide…” and will explore the nature of ruthless and sadistic violence....
The workshop will begin with a talk by Donald Campbell, followed by a case presentation and discussion (the presentation will be given by an SIP member).Find out more »
Choose your Christmas wines at a fun and informative evening of wine tasting and socialising, raising funds towards our ‘A home for SIP’ campaign for the benefit of future generations of patients and trainees.
Taste 6 suitably Christmassy wines, each with an introduction and comments from Tom Pridham (former sommelier at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and wine consultant for Corbin and King restaurateurs).Find out more »
Sally will share some of her thinking, such as the culture of uncare, the ecological imaginary and the nature and role of exceptionalism in both self and society. But in this conversation Sally will also reflect upon how her engagement with these issues has arisen in the course of her own life history, growing up in apartheid South Africa, and later developing her practice as a psychoanalyst in the UK.Find out more »
SIP members & associates event | The psychoanalytic encounter with transgender and non-binary patients presented by Dr. Guido Giovanardi
Giovanardi will review the history of psychoanalysis and the experience of trans people. He will illustrate what are the strengths and potentials of the psychoanalytic approach when working with trans patients and will provide clinical examples from his practice.Find out more »
Curious about training with SIP? Our Open morning will include brief presentations about each of SIPs courses and a Q&A opportunity; those attending in person will be able to see our venue and those on Zoom, a video of it.Find out more »
SIPs Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee is organising a members-only clinical seminar in a format similar to the BJPs Clinical commentaries. Two SIP members will comment on a case study presented by another member, speaking from two different analytical approaches.Find out more »
Our Open evening will include brief presentations on SIP's training courses, followed by an opportunity to participate in breakout room sessions to explore each course in more depth and ask questions.Find out more »
Connecting Conversation with psychoanalyst & former test cricket captain Mike Brearley | An event in aid of our ‘A Home for SIP’ campaign
This conversation between former test cricket captain and psychoanalyst, Mike Brearley, and SIP member and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, Mike Snudden, will explore topics such as sport and psychoanalysis, but no question from the online audience will be too broad. The profit from the evening will go towards the fundraising effort of our ‘A Home for SIP’ campaign.Find out more »