Dr Manuel Batsch

Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Dr Manuel Batsch



  • PhD University College London, (2015)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Freuds metapsychology

The connections between the theory and the practice of psychoanalysis

The writing of psychoanalytic session

Psychoanalysis and the post-structuralism

Psychodynamic approaches of depression

Conferences and presentations

June 2014: Freud: Memory and the Metapsychological Witch. Paper given at the PhD seminar run by Professor Juliet Mitchell.


December 2012: Project For A Scientific Psychology: The Impossibility of a Text. Paper given at the conference Unconscious Phantasy Today, UCL, London.

London, United Kingdom, 2012

May 2012: A Metapsychological Writing. Paper discussed at the forum: Psychoanalysis History and Political Thought run by Professors Jacqueline Rose & Daniel Pick.


April 2012: Psychology of Knowledge vs. Psychology of Information: A Reading of Civilization and Its Discontent. Paper given at the PhD seminar run by Professor Juliet Mitchell.


November 2011: Sadism and Masochism: A reading of A Child is Being Beaten. Paper given at the PhD seminar run by Professor Juliet Mitchell.


May 2011: The Symptom and its Vicissitudes. Paper given at Middlesex Postgraduate Conference

London, United Kingdom, 2011

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to Psychodynamic Observation and Reflective Practice (PA124)

  • Therapeutic Practice and Responsibility: Statutory Frameworks (PA126)

  • Work Based Learning for Care (PA127)

  • Observation Skills and Reflective Practice (PA128)

  • Trauma and Recovery: A Psychodynamic Approach (PA223)

  • Violence and Projective Processes in Individuals and Society (PA225)

  • Reflective Practice and Professional Development (PA250)

  • Dissertation (PA254)


Journal articles (5)

Batsch, MNT., Rost, F., Holloway, S., Fay, M. and Midgley, N., ‘The Battle is in my Head’ – Patients’ Conceptualisation of Treatment-Resistant Depression. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Batsch, MNT., The Infantile Prophecy: Description of a Hallucinatory Mode of Thinking in The Interpretation of Dreams. Psychoanalytic Perspective

Batsch, M., Project for a Scientific Psychology: The Impossibility of a Text

Batsch, MNT., (2016). Sex Versus Survival: The Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein by John Launer (London: Duckworth Overlook, 2014; 307pp); reviewed by Manuel Batsch.. Psychoanalysis and History

Batsch, M., (2012). Hallucinatory and Verbal Modes of Thinking. Language and Psychoanalysis. 1 (1), 5-18

Book chapters (2)

Batsch, MNT., Project for a Scientific Psychology: The Impossibility of a Text. In: Psychoanalysis and the Humanities in the Twenty-First Century.. Editors: Tyson, H., Bar-Haim, S. and Coles, E., . Routledge

Batsch, MNT. and Berry, M., (2012). The Symptom and its Vicissitudes: On the Function of Clinical Psychoanalysis. In: Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society.. Editors: Henderson, D., . Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 1-4438-3731-8. 978-1-4438-3731-6



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