Dr John McClean

Date: 26th October 2019

Price: $80

Venue: Trinity on Hampden, Crawley

How to Register:
Event Date: 26-Oct-2019


Dr John McClean
Psychoanalyst   
presents

'MR HOLMES AND THE LOST GOOD OBJECTS'

APPWA is delighted to welcome Dr John McClean back to Perth for a Saturday morning event on October
26th 2019.  


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.
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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        
Event Date: 26-Oct-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
Venue
Trinity on Hampden
230 Hampden Rd, Crawley WA 6009

Recommended reading

A lecture by Dr John McClean on the APAS website/Shop/Controversial Discussions No3 “Freud, Abraham and Klein” - https://www.psychoanalysis.asn.au/shop

Balint, A. (1949). "Love for the Mother and Mother Love." International Journal of Psychoanalysis, vol 30:251 on Pepweb

Steiner, J. (1993). "Review: Narcissistic Object Relations and Pathological Organisations of the Personality" (Chapter 4) in Psychic Retreats, Routledge: London.

Steiner, J. (2005). “The conflict between mourning and melancholia.” Psychoanalytic Quarterly, vol 74:83 on Pepweb and in John Steiner's book "Seeing and Being Seen." 


Event Date: 26-Oct-2019