Is Neuroscience Saving or Destroying Psychoanalysis?

A Debate hosted by the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies

  • Sat 18 May 19

    09:00 - 17:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Essex Busness School, Room EBS.2.1

  • Event speaker

    Professor Mark Solms, University of Cape Town and Professor R.D. Hinshelwood, University of Essex

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of

  • Contact details

    Debbie Stewart

Join us as we host two renowned speakers in the fields of neuroscience and psychoanalysis to debate the implications of advances in neuroscience for clinical psychoanalytic practice.

The day will feature discussion between Professor Mark Solms and Professor RD Hinshelwood and will examine the impact of neuroscience on psychoanalysis.

The speakers

Professor Mark Solms is Visiting Professor at the University if Essex. He holds the Chair of Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital. He is an 'A1' rated researcher of the National Research Foundation and recipient of numerous prizes and honours, such as the Sigourney Award and Honorary Fellowship of the American College of Psychiatrists. He is Director of the Science Dept of the American Psychoanalytic Association and Research Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He has published 350 articles in both neuroscientific and psychoanalytic journals, and he has authored eight scientific books. The Brain and the Inner World was translated into 12 languages. His collected papers were published recently as The Feeling Brain. He is the editor and translator of the forthcoming Revised Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (24 vols) and Complete Neuroscientific Works of Sigmund Freud (4 vols).

Professor R.D.  Hinshelwood is Professor Emeritus at the University of Essex, a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  He has written on a number of topics including Kleinian psychoanalysis and on research in the clinical setting.

Book your place

This all day event is open to staff, students, clinical practitioners and those interested in the interface between neuroscience and psychoanalytic theory.

Register your place now to avoid disappointment. This is a paid event and concessions are available to Essex students.

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