Past Events

Dr John McClean “Narcissism and Politics”

Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association Inc. Dr John McClean “Narcissism and Politics” Continuing the theme of last year’s meeting, John McClean will explore some of the ways psychoanalysts have understood narcissistic states of mind. In particular he will look at the distinction between destructive narcissism and the benign […]

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Dr Louis Roussel “Necessary Illusions in Work with Narcissistically Vulnerable Patients”

Brisbane Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies Inc Dr Louis Roussel “Necessary Illusions in Work with Narcissistically Vulnerable Patients” In this presentation Dr Roussel will look closely at analytic work with narcissistically vulnerable patients, patients for whom the psychotherapist’s presence is an overwhelming threat to their narcissistic equilibrium. He […]

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Dr John McClean on “Working Analytically”

Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association Inc. Dr John McClean on “Working Analytically” This paper will address the debate about psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, to argue that it is an unhelpful distinction. He proposes to look at what he calls “working analytically” and to see how that applies in […]

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Noel Hess – On Making Emotional Contact with a Schizoid Patient

Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association Inc. Noel Hess On Making Emotional Contact with a Schizoid Patient” This lecture will describe and discuss those aspects of the treatment of schizoid patients which present particular challenges and difficulties to the clinician. These challenges are nonrelatedness, emotional unavailability and absence of […]

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Web Event

Dr John Mclean, Psychoanalyst gave a public lecture on “Oedipus is Complex” followed by screening of the French film “In the House” and discussion. The film illustrated the adolescent frame of mind, the intrusions and the passions and the many ways in which Oedipus is complex. Saturday […]

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