Clinical Forum

Documentary – Controversial Discussions For the XXIst Century

SPEAKER: Liat Levy in conversation with Svetlana Palmer

It is a pleasure to invite you to a screening of the Controversial Discussions For the XXIst Century with the film maker Svetlana Palmer, followed by a conversation, along with Q & A.

Taking both title and spirit from the Controversial Discussions which took place after the death of Freud in wartime London, PEP Web Video Grant Project Winner Controversial Discussions For the XXIst Century examines the history, legacy and contemporary resonance of the discussions regarded by Andre Green as ‘the most important document in the history of psychoanalysis’. The film features contributions from several generations of British psychoanalysts including Anne-Marie Sandler, Peter Fonagy and Riccardo Steiner, as well as proponent of modern attachment theory Allan Schore and founder of neuropsychoanalysis Mark Solms.

In this clinical forum screening of the film will be followed by a conversation as well as Q & A. We will discuss issues raised by the film including historic difficulties in communication and cross-pollination across modalities which remain endemic to contemporary psychotherapy together with integrating recent findings from neuroscience and neurology which back Bowlby’s original ideas about the key role of attachment in human development.

About Liat Levy

Liat is an experienced Psychoanalytic Adult Psychotherapist and Supervisor. Liat is a Training Therapist, Supervisor, and a teacher on the training programme at the Bowlby Centre. For the last ten years she has worked, part-time, as a Senior Adult Psychotherapist within the NHS for Lambeth Integrative Psychological Therapy, which is part of South London and Maudsley Trust. Liat has a lively private practice based in North London, where she offers psychotherapy, as well as clinical supervision.

About Svetlana Palmer

Svetlana is a British documentary film-maker and author. Her credits include BAFTA-nominated Cold War (BBC2/CNN) RTS-winner The Second World War in Colour (ITV) and The First World War (C4). She is co-author of A War in Words (Simon&Schuster 2003) and We Were Young and At War (Collins 2009). Svetlana graduated as a psychodynamic psychotherapist in 2016 and currently developing her private practice in North London alongside her film-making and writing projects.

Time: Saturday, 8th April 2017, 11.00am – 1.00pm (Registration 10.45)

Cost: £30
(Bowlby Centre members and students – free)

Venue: The Bowlby Centre 1 Highbury Crescent, London N5 1RN

CPD: 2 hours
(CPD certificate provided)

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