BIO: Dr JOHN McCLEAN - John McClean is a training analyst based in Sydney, a member and past president of the Australian Psychoanalytical Society. For many years he has been involved in the Outreach activities of APAS, and for 10 years was on the organising committee of the annual Literature and Psychoanalysis Conference. He has had a particular interest in using film and literature to illustrate and discuss psychoanalytic ideas and technique.
Seminar theme - MR HOLMES AND THE LOST GOOD OBJECTS
The recent film “Mr Holmes” starring Ian McKellen allows us to explore the fundamental distinction in our psychic life, between mourning and melancholia. We will see the influence of narcissistic states of mind on relationships and emotional growth so well illustrated in the movie. We will begin with a talk to outline the history of these ideas in psychoanalytic thinking, as background to a more detailed discussion of the film
It is recommended that participants view the film before attending in order to benefit fully from the morning.
October 26th 2019
Saturday morning seminar – 10 am to 12.30 pm (registration from 9.30am)
- 10.00am to 10.45am - Lecture
- 10.45am to 11.15am - Morning tea / coffee
- 11.15am to 12.30pm - Discussion of film with excerpts
Trinity on Hampden
230 Hampden Rd, Crawley WA 6009