Psychoanalysis Today: Relationships, Authenticity and the Social World
Thursday 25 July 2019 - London
Dr Stephen Seligman in interview with Dr Anne Alvarez
Psychoanalysis can be a powerful resource for subversive thinking, even if it has sometimes fallen into complacency and been too quick to affirm the prejudices of the cultures within which it has functioned. New developments in the field are affirming the humanism and compassion which was always part of its project. Contemporary psychoanalysis is reaching out beyond its traditional rigidities to affirm the value of relationships and direct responsiveness to basic human needs. Race, gender, history, and political economy are increasingly taken into account in both its theories and practices.
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