What is Anxiety? Conference on Friday 9th December 2016 Dublin
The conference is organised by The School of Psychotherapy
The School of Psychotherapy was set up in 1983 to develop the teaching of psychotherapy in the Department of Psychiatry in St. Vincent’s Hospital (subsequently St. Vincent’s University Hospital).
Location: Education and Research Centre, St Vincent’s University Hospital
From: 8:45am – 5:45pm
Everyday psychiatrists, general practitioners, psychotherapists, psychologists, nurses and other health practitioners face the challenge of responding to phenomena which fall under the term anxiety. For over 100 years the psychoanalytic field has produced clinical literature that articulates these phenomena. This one day conference provides an opportunity to hear psychoanalytic perspectives on this most relevant question: what is anxiety? The clinical findings from the psychoanalytic field can inform the response to the handling of the phenomena of anxiety.
Psychoanalysis has found that anxiety is related to our wishes, desires and our relation to enjoyment. In other words it constitutes activity fundamental to subjectivity. Anxiety, therefore, is complex and its sufferer can be recommended a psychoanalytic listening alongside any other intervention.
Dr. Aisling Campbell (psychiatrist) Cork
Dr. Christian Fierens (psychiatrist, doctor of psychology, psychoanalyst, author) Brussels
Prof. Brendan Kelly (psychiatrist, author) Dublin
Guy LeGaufey (psychoanalyst, author) Paris
Dr. Anthony McCarthy (psychiatrist, clinical director) Dublin
Dr. Patricia McCarthy (psychoanalyst, psychiatrist) Dublin
Malachi McCoy (psychoanalyst),Dublin
Dr. Charles Melman (psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, co-founder of Association Lacanienne Internationale [ALI]) Paris
Dr. Barry O Donnell (psychoanalyst, Director of the School of Psychotherapy) Dublin
Dr. Helen Sheehan (psychoanalyst) Dublin
Friday, 9 December 2016 from 08.45 to 17.45
Education and Research Centre, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Merrion Road, Dublin 4