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2023-2024 Course Registration

    • 22 Jun 2024
    • (CDT)
    • 23 Jun 2024
    • (CDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Kinzie Hotel, 20 West Kinzie St., Chicago, IL (and via Zoom)

    Paul Williams, PhD

       June 21-23, 2024

    Kinzie Hotel ( Wolf Point Room)

    20 West Kinzie Street, Chicago 

    & ZOOM

    Dr Paul Williams trained as a Psychoanalyst with The British Psychoanalytical Society where he was a Training and Supervising Analyst. He won the Rosenfeld Essay Prize for the treatment of severe disturbance. He was Joint Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis with Glen Gabbard between 2001 and 2007 and became a Consultant Psychotherapist in the British National Health Service in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he worked in an out-patient clinic and a Forensic Unit to provide treatment for traumatized patients. He lives and works in private psychoanalytic practice in Northern California. He has published many papers and books on the subject of severe disturbance and psychosis. He recently produced a highly acclaimed experimental trilogy on the literary depiction of severe disturbance from the inside: The Fifth Principle (Routledge, 2010). Scum (Routledge, 2013), The Authority of Tenderness (Routledge 2021). 

    Seminar title : Reflections on some clinical consequences of Trauma, Psychosis and Soul Murder

    Seminar Description:  This seminar will consider clinical work with severely disturbed individuals through the lens of experiences of Trauma, Psychosis and Soul Murder. Psychoanalysis has, historically, maintained an uneasy relationship with traumatic events, despite a great deal of knowledge about them.  How can we think about phenomena of impingement, the intra-psychic consequences, the contribution of subjective fantasy to severe disturbance, and the interplay of fantasy and reality in a traumatized mind? The focus of the seminar will be on experiences more than attempts to theorize experiences.

    Readings:  Pending

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