Talking Therapy: Psychotherapy, Prozac and the Psyche. Can we talk ourselves sane in an insane world?
|30th May 2013 - 30th May 2013|
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 42-44, Pollard Row, London, E2 6NB
Ruby Wax and Peter Fonagy
19.30 Thursday 30th May
Join Ruby Wax, comedian, psychotherapist, neuroscientist and one of the one in four people in the UK with a mental health problem, and Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis at UCL, in conversation about the many methods of mind-taming, from the “talking cure” and self-help to drugs and neuroscience.
Performer, Writer and Mental Health Campaigner
After arriving in Britain from the United States in 1977 and training as an actress, Ruby Wax began her career with the Royal Shakespeare Company before developing her own brand of highly amusing 'attitude TV'. In addition to performing and presenting, she has contributed to, written and edited numerous scripts for TV shows including 'Absolutely Fabulous' and created some of UK TV's most memorable moments.
After three decades working on stage, TV and radio she has recently changed direction, completing both a Psychotherapy Diploma and a Masters Degree in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from Oxford University. She now presents workshops for corporate leaders, enabling them to come to a deeper and more direct level of communication with their clients and colleagues.
Having suffered from depression from an early age, Ruby was recently inspired to establish Black Dog Tribe, a social networking site providing information about and social support for people suffering with mental health issues, and has recently completed an international tour and West End run with her one woman show 'Out of Her Mind'. She also presented her TedTalk at TedGlobal 2012 “What’s So Funny about Mental Illness”?
Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and Head of Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London
Peter Fonagy is a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist. His work focuses on psychopathology, violence and early attachment and integrates empirical research with psychoanalytic theory. He has published over 700 chapters and articles.
|Contact: Rose Palmer|