The Boardroom (C219), Middlesex University, the Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT
This symposium organised by the Psychoanalysis and Liberation Research Network continues our on-going discussion of ways in which the practice and theory of psychoanalysis can contribute to human liberation today.
What is the place of human liberation in psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice? Can and does psychoanalysis contribute to liberation? What role does the discourse of liberation play today, in mental health but also more widely in contemporary society and culture?
These are some of the questions the Network investigates by creating opportunities for dialogue, interdisciplinary connectivity and participatory inquiry between academics, clinicians, activists, artists and others with an interest in the work of liberation.
Tomasz Fortuna will discuss 'Tension at the border – A question of freedom in creativity and falsehood.'
Tomasz trained as a psychoanalyst at the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London. He is a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, Hanna Segal Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies and the scientific committees of both organizations.
He has worked as a psychiatrist in the NHS for over ten years and currently he works at the Portman Clinic, Newham Adolescent Mental Health Team and he is in private psychoanalytic practice. His professional interests include the relationship between psychoanalysis and the arts and the understanding of severe emotional disturbance.
He published papers: 'Tension at the Border, Emotional Freedom and Creative Process' and 'Rhythm, Pulse and Space: Thoughts on Creativity, Communication and Falsehood.' He is a guest-editor of Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication.
To register for the event Psychoanalysis and Liberation III please register here.