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Selected Recent Conference Presentations
Conference of the Oregon Psychoanalytic Centre, Portland OR.
1) A discussion of the role of recovering memories of early experience versus working in the transference;
2) Using Winnicott’s concepts to think about initiating analysis with resistant patients;
3) An exploration of how early “embodied” experiences are expressed in analysis.
Oregon Health Sciences University, Dept of Psychiatry. Invited Grand Rounds: “Treating Teens Suffering Moderate Depression: Research Design and Rationale of an RCT Examining the Impact of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Medication Management”.
Oregon Psychoanalytic Centre, Portland OR. The Development of a Sense of Psychic Reality.
British Psychoanalytic Council Conference on Homosexuality. Exploring the complexities of conscious and unconscious sexual orientation in the clinical relationship (with Leezah Hertzmann).
Keynote presentation to Cambridge Convention of Independent Psychoanalysts. “Stage I – hesitation. Patients who back away from engagement.”
Issues in technique with entrenched personality disorders. Innsbruck University, Austria.
Plenary presentation at UCL/AFC conference on Mentalisation. London. “What does it mean to base treatment on mentalization?”
Paris. World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP). “Child attachment and mental health”.
Norway – Oslo University. Reflective Functioning, Attachment and Personality Disorders: the role of deceit.
Porto, Portugal: Society for Psychotherapy Research Annual Conference. Using mixed methods within a psychotherapy RCT.
“The impact of early life environments on development“ Presentation to Ministerial Seminar, UK Dept for Education.
The Capacity for Self-Observation in Psychotherapy. Linköping University, Sweden.
Invited Annual Research Lecture at the Institute of Psychoanalysis, London. “Testing Times: The demand for evidence and the future of child analytic work.”
Some thoughts on lying and pretending. In Scientific Meeting, Oregon Psychoanalytic Institute. Portland, OR, USA..
From the cradle to the grave: Psychoanalytic implications of attachment theory for personality through life. In The Herbert M Woodcock Lecture. Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR, USA.
Measuring attachment and social cognition in the school years.. In Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Oregon Health Sciences University. Portland, OR, USA.
Deformations of psychic reality in successful narcissism.. In Midwinter Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Assn, Discussion Group on Modern Ego Psychology. New York, USA.
The theory of mentalization.. In Institute Representative Workshop on Curriculum and Didactic Teaching, Midwinter Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Assn. New York, USA.
Some thoughts on lying and pretending. In Meaning and Mindedness: Encounters between Philosophy and Psychoanalysis. London, UK.
An archeology of character.. In Invited Symposium on The Development of Character: The Aristotelian Tradition and Contemporary Developmental Psychology. Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University, UK.
How useful is the theory of mentalization in treating higher functioning borderline patients? In One Day Conference of the Netherlands Psychoanalytic Institute. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Can Psychoanalysis be a Science? In Science Museum Debate on Psychoanalysis. London, UK.
Pathways of care and service use in adolescent depression.. In Scientific Meeting, University of Cambridge Dept of Developmental Psychiatry. Cambridge, UK.
A case that challenges standard technique. In Candidates’ Colloquium, San Francisco Psychoanalytic Center. San Francisco, USA.
Analysing liars. In Scientific Meeting, San Francisco Psychoanalytic Center. San Francisco, USA.
Attachment, love and the peculiarities of sexual desire.. In Morning dialogue with the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Center. San Francisco, USA.
Different models of psychoanalysis with children. In Child Analysis Colloquium, San Francisco Psychoanalytic Center. San Francisco, USA.
The deceptively nice person. In Oxford University Interdisciplinary Philosophy Series. Oxford, UK.
Joint individual and group clinical approaches to severe personality disorders. In One Day Conference of the Netherlands Psychoanalytic Institute. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Mentalization, a common factor across psychotherapies? In Closing Keynote Address to the Society for Psychotherapy Research Main Conference. Bern, Switzerland.
Discovering and playing with reality in the social development of a child. In Keynote paper, 25th International Congress of Individual Psychology. Vienna, Austria.
One Day Workshop of Mentalization in Research and Clinical Practice. In World Congress of Psychotherapy. Sydney, Australia.
One Day Workshop on Child Attachment. In World Congress of Psychotherapy. Sydney, Australia.
Playing oneself: Weaving the world and the 'dream' into a person. In World Congress of Psychotherapy. Sydney, Australia.
Technical dilemmas in using psychoanalytic ideas in the community. In Invited colloquium. San Francisco, USA..
Adolescents' representations of themselves and their families: Narratives from the child attachment interview with 15 year olds.. In Annual Conference of the International Society for Adolescent Psychology and Psychiatry. Berlin, Germany.
A psychoanalytic angle on the film 'Princesas' (Fernando León de Aranoa, Spain 2005). Dialogue with the director. In epff6: Sixth European Psychoanalytic Film Festival. London, UK.
Integrating diverse methodologies in understanding outcomes. In International pathways of study in psychiatry, La Sapienza University, Rome. Rome, Italy.
The HCAM: A measure of child and adolescent development and adaptation from the Anna Freud Centre.. In “International pathways of study in psychiatry”, La Sapienza University, Rome. Rome, Italy.
Is sexuality meant to be normal? Tirol Seminar, Innsbruck.
Introduction of mentalization based technique workshop (with Peter Fonagy), Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge MA.
Measuring Mentalization in Children and Parents: If 'the child is father to the man', why can't a child be more like a man? Mentalisation Based Therapy for Young People, Children and Families Conference, SOAS, London.
Keynote speaker on the modernisation of the Anna Freud Centre and follow-up studies. Jerusalem Mental Health Centre Conference. Jerusalem.
Research. Research seminar. Tavistock Centre, London.
Keynote speaker. Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis Symposium, Boston.
The failure of intersubjectivity and the development of psychopathology (with Peter Fonagy and György Gergely). DISCOS Summer School. Budapest.
Mentalization based family therapy (with Pasco Fearon). DISCOS Summer School. Budapest.
Psychoanalytic work with narcissistic patients. Dutch Psychoanalytic Institute. Amsterdam.
The place of long-term psychotherapy in the current research scene. Annual Confer Conference. London.
The Interface between neurobiological research and psychoanalysis. American Psychoanalytic Association Midwinter Meeting. New York.
Senior Analyst All Day Clinical Case Workshop. American Psychoanalytic Association Midwinter Meeting. New York.
Attachment within the developing personality. DISCOS EU project scientific conference. London.
Attachment in adult life. Advances in the measurement of attachment through the lifespan. London.
Why does attachment matter? Advances in the measurement of attachment through the Lifespan. London.
Attachment, mentalization, and the experience of the Self: Adolescence and Personality Disorder. Conference of the Schools of Psychotherapy, Campertogno Italy.
Attachment, love and sexual desire. Public Lecture, University of Turin.
Attachment and the life of the self. Kids Company conference, London.
Working with recovered memories of early child abuse: Setting aside the then and staying with the now. The Far Fund Lecture, City College, New York.
The place of psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the modern mental health scene. Anna Freud Centre, London.
Attachment, love and sexual desire. Conference for the School of Psychotherapy, Rome.
Is our sexuality our own? A developmental model of sexuality based on early affect mirroring. Scientific Meeting of the Vienna Association for Psychoanalysis.
Psychoanalysts and Family Therapists Develop a short-term Family Consultation Model Linking Mentalization, Relationships and Problems in School-age Children. Vienna.
Psychoanalytic Work with Traumatised Patients. Dutch Psychoanalytic Institute. Amsterdam.
Closing address: Where Now? BPC Conference Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy NOW. London.
Opening Keynote address on the Future of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. BPC Conference Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy NOW. London.
How can we understand the depth of investment in being a training analyst? IPA Congress panel presentation, Chicago.
Does psychoanalysis offer insight? Mental suffering observed with different lenses. The Freud Public Lecture, Amsterdam.
Psychoanalytic work with Borderline patients. Dutch Psychoanalytic Institute. Amsterdam.
Playing dangerously with reality: the sinister split within Personality Disorder. Interdisciplinary Open Day for the Australian Psychoanalytic Society, Melbourne.
Working with recovered memories of early child abuse: Setting aside the then and staying with the now. Annual Conference of the Australian Psychoanalytic Society, Melbourne.
Is our sexuality our own? A developmental model of sexuality based on early affect mirroring. Annual Conference of the Australian Psychoanalytic Society, Melbourne.
Developmental issues in normal adolescence and adolescent breakdown: A perspective from attachment and neuroscience. Open Day for the Australian Psychoanalytic Society, Melbourne.
Psychotherapy in the brave new world of evidence. The West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy, Birmingham.
Keynote address. Child Abuse: Neuroscience and Intervention Conference. University College London, London.
Does psychoanalysis offer insight? Its place among psychological perspectives. Anna Freud Centre, London.
Attachment within the developing personality. Yale University Medical School, New Haven CT.
Keynote address. 2009 Psychologies in the NHS Conference. New Savoy Partnership, London.
Closing address. Attachment in Middle Childhood: New Research on Risk and Resilience Conference. Anna Freud Centre, London,
The usefulness of a developmental psychoanalytic model of the transition to adulthood. New Frontiers in Research in Adolescence. University of Rome.
Attachment and the Unconscious in Psychoanalytic Training. European Psychoanalytic Federation, London.
The Unconscious at Work. Conference on Why Psychoanalysts Insist on the Unconscious, Institute of Psychiatry, London.
Is there life after adolescence? Anna Freud Centre, London.
The Assessment and Meaning of Attachment in Adolescence. Conference on Adolescent Mental Health, Houston.
Attachment and Social Cognition in the School Years. ACAMH National Conference, London.
Neurobiological Perspectives in ADHD. IPA Research Conference, Frankfurt.
Attachment and Mentalizing in Children and Adolescence. Grand Rounds, Cornell Dept of Psychiatry, Manhattan Division, New York.
How Can We Assess Attachment and Mentalizing in School-Age Children? Grand Rounds, Cornell Dept of Psychiatry, Westchester Division, New York.
Can we be NICE and not get depressed? 2008 Annual Lecture to the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists. London.
Some Thoughts on Lying and Pretending. Scientific Meeting of the British Psycho-Analytic Society, London.
Using the Concept of Mentalization in Psychoanalytic Work. Dutch Psychoanalytic Institute. Amsterdam.
Egoism and the Ego. Annual Conference of the LCP, London.
Successful Narcissism Breaking Down: In Life And In Treatment. Paper to the Guildford Centre for Psychotherapy.
One step forward and two back? Trying to help people give up the fun of 'manic defences'. Paper to the British Association for Psychotherapy, Reading.
Discussion of Paper Symposium 'Attachment in Middle Childhood: Methodological Challenges of Assessing Attachment Representations and Behavioral Manifestations'. Society for Research in Child Development. Boston.
A model of working in psychoanalysis with split psychic reality in narcissistic and borderline patients. Conference of the Medical University of Vienna 'State of the Art at the Borderline', Vienna.
One step forward and two back? Trying to help people give up the fun of 'manic defences'. Paper to the British Association for Psychotherapy, Reading.
Assessing attachment in the maltreated child. York University, Ontario.
Can attachment theory usefully inform our psychoanalytic clinical work? Institute of Psycho-Analysis CAPS Clinical Workshop Series,
From the Cradle to the Grave: Psychoanalytic Implications of Attachment Theory Through the Life Cycle. Annual Conference of the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Toronto, Canada.
The Successful Narcissist Hits Midlife. Annual Conference of the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Toronto, Canada.
Commentary on 'Negative Capability - that irritable reaching after fact and reason - what doing research can show us' by Dr David Taylor. Institute of Psycho-Analysis Annual Research Lecture.
Breaking the loop: lying and pretending as a resistance to analysis, and to life. Invited Major Lecture, Congress of the International Psychoanalytic Association, Berlin.
The use of brief psychodynamic psychotherapy for depression. Congress of the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Florence.
How Can We Assess Attachment and Mentalizing in School-Age Children? Congress of the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Florence.
Attachment and Breakdown in Adolescence. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
The European Training Analyst Interview Project. Norwegian Psychoanalytic Society, Oslo.
Finding new ways of applying Anna Freud’s principles 25 years on. AFC / Freud Museum / COWAP Conference on The Legacy of Anna Freud, London.
Breaking the loop: lying and pretending as a resistance to analysis, and to life. Conference on Attachment, Mentalization and Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Therapies, Seattle.
Psychoanalysts and Family Therapists Develop a Short-term Family Consultation Model: A Brief, Structured Family Approach Linking Mentalization, Relationships and Problems in School-age. Conference on Attachment, Mentalization and Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Therapies, Seattle.
Individual Therapies in Adolescent Crisis. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
The Clinical relevance of the concept of mentalization, and the impact on psychoanalytic work. Keynote talk at the Annual Conference of the Munich Association for Psychotherapy, Munich,
The ‘Pretend Mode’ of Psychic Reality in Everyday Practice. Keynote address to the Royal College of Psychiatry Psychotherapy Section. Perth, Scotland,
Mentalization-based family therapy. 2 day conference on mentalization approaches, Riverduinen, Netherlands.
Adolescence and the reorganisation of affects and attachments. Tavistock Clinic, London,
Life After Child Analysis. Scientific Meeting of the Anna Freud Centre, London,
Attachment and Emotional Awareness - tensions and growth throughout life. Institute of Psycho-Analysis, London,
Going Global: Establishing a High Prestige Collaborative Teaching Program with an Ivy League University. Conference on Innovations in Academic Practice, University College London,
Methods and Findings in an International Study of Psychoanalytic Education: Conscious Aims, Unconscious Meanings and What Actually Happens. Western New England Psychoanalytic Institute, New Haven CN,
A Long-Term Follow-Up of Treated and Untreated Children from Childhood: the Impact of Treatment on Risk and Resilience. Grand Rounds, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT,
An Attachment Model of Self Development in Childhood. International Institute for Object Relations Therapy. Washington DC,
Research on Attachment and Emotional Understanding: Infancy to Adulthood. International Institute for Object Relations Therapy. Washington DC,
Mind as World I: Developmental Theory and Technique as Successful Thin-Skinned Narcissism Breaks Down. International Institute for Object Relations Therapy. Washington DC,
Mind as World II: Analysing Thick-Skinned Narcissists, Omnipotent Concrete Thinking as a Manifestation of Psychic Equivalence. International Institute for Object Relations Therapy. Washington DC, .
Measuring the Outcome of Psychoanalytic Treatments, a Moral Obligation, a Methodological Nightmare and the answers we get if we do not duck. Chairs Address, Main Conference of the British Psychological Society Psychotherapy Section.
Attachment Theory, Psychoanalysis, and the Understanding of Severe Personality Disorders. National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei,
A Case of Severe Hypochondriasis: Psychoanalytic Understanding and an Integrated Cognitive-Analytic Treatment Approach. National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei,.
Borderline Personality Disorder: Contemporary Freudian and Kleinian Approaches. Taipei City Psychiatric Hospital, Taiwan,
An Old-Fashioned Case of Hysteria Understood through Theory and Research. Taipei City Psychiatric Hospital, Taiwan,
The Development of the Self and Its Pathology Within an Attachment Framework. Taiwan Psychoanalytic Centre, Taipei, .
Variants of Narcissism. Taiwan Psychoanalytic Centre, Taipei,
The Life and Death Instincts. Taiwan Psychoanalytic Centre, Taipei, .
Dilemmas, Opportunities and Progress in Evaluating the Outcomes of Child Psychotherapy. Tavistock Centre, London.
Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis. Northern Ireland Assn for the Study of Psychoanalysis, Belfast,
An In-Depth Interview Study on Psychoanalytic Education: modern qualitative analytic research methods allow us to answer an old question. Main Conference of the European Psychoanalytic Federation, Athens,
Thinking about the patterning of attachment in the therapeutic encounter. Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships. (With Dr Avi Shmueli.)
Playing With Reality as Adults and Children. Peninsula Medical School, Exeter, May 2006.
Relational Perspectives on Attachment Theory. Northern Ireland Assn for the Study of Psychoanalysis, Belfast, May 2006.
Can Attachment Theory Inform our Understanding of Sex and Relationships? British Association for Sexual and Relationship Therapy Annual Conference, Warwick University, May 2006.
Short-Term Mentalizing and Relational Therapy for Children and Families: Identifying the Common Therapeutic Techniques with Families. International Conference on Widening the Scope of Mentalization-Based Treatments. London.
Thin- and thick-skinned narcissism understood in analysis in terms of split experiences of psychic reality. Conference on Mentalization, Development of the Self and Attachment. Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest.
Developmental Theory and Technique as Narcissistic Defenses Break Down: The Example of Pretend Mode. Keynote Lecture to Annual Congress of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, Ottawa,
Panel Discussion of film A Married Couple with Allan King, Director and Dr George Maclean, Annual Congress of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, Ottawa,
How Our Relationships, Thinking and Feeling Processes Develop, and Make Us Who We Are. Outreach Lecture on behalf of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, Ottawa,
Assessing Psychological Changes in Children in Psychotherapy: Showing and Telling the Inner World. Tavistock Centre, London,
Mentalization: Theory, Assessment and Treatment. Institute of Psychiatry, London,
The Use of Narratives as a Core Paradigm for Psychoanalytic Research. Tavistock Centre, London,
Playing With Reality: an Extension to Winnicotts Theory of Mirroring in the Treatment of Narcissistic Disorders. Plenary paper at the UCL-New Library Winnicott Conference, London,
Psychic Reality and its Development in the Context of Attachment. Northern Ireland Assn for the Study of Psychoanalysis, Belfast,
Overview of Attachment Theory, and Its Relationship to Love and Sexual Desire. International Congress on Neuro-Psychoanalysis: Love And Lust In Attachment. Pasadena, CA,
Is our sexuality our own? A developmental model of sexuality based in early affect mirroring. Day Conference for the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy, Bristol,
The Child Attachment Interview: Development and Validation. Cambridge University Department of Psychiatry,
Children's Literature and Psychoanalysis - Stories for children and stories about childhood. One Day Conference on Children's Literature hosted by Yale University and the Anna Freud Centre, New York City, .
A Mentalization-Based, Community, Multimodal Program for Adolescent Crisis. Presentation at One-Day Institute of the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, San Diego, October 2006. Short-Term Mentalization and Relational Therapy: Training Weekend. Houston TX,
Commentary within psychoanalytic framework on presentation of an intractable case in CBT. 'Life Isn't Like That' Multi-Model Clinical Conference jointly organised by The Institute of Psycho-analysis, Tavistock Clinic, Anna Freud Centre and BPS Psychotherapy Section. London,
Commentary on 'Working with Early Relational Trauma, a Jungian Clinical Perspective' by Dr M Wilkinson. Institute of Psycho-Analysis Scientific Meeting,
Evidence-Based Treatments for Young People with Identified Disorders. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Research Conference. Birmingham.
An in-depth, qualitative interview method and analytic protocol, for the study of psychoanalytic training models. London.
Attachment, Emotional Awareness & Affect Regulation in Childhood. One-Day Training Workshop for the Hincks-Dellcrest Institute, Toronto.
Adolescent and Adult Personality Functioning: A Mentalization-Based Model of Psychopathology & Psychotherapy. A Day of Theoretical and Clinical Presentations for the Hincks-Dellcrest Institute, Toronto.
Attachment and the Growth of Emotional Awareness. Public Lecture at the Institute of Psycho-Analysis. London.
A Short-Term Family-Based Therapy for School-Aged Children: SMART. Yale University Child Study Center, New Haven, USA.
Trauma, Attachment and the Brain. Invited Symposium on Trauma and Neuroscience, Yale University Child Study Center, New Haven, USA.
Trauma, Early Relationships and the Developing Brain. Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, USA.
Borderline Personality Disorder and Early Experience. Society for Research in Child Development. Atlanta, USA.
A New Theory of Psychosexuality. Conference of the Tavistock Clinic, London.
Breakdowns of 'Successful' Narcissism: Two Clinical Cases. Australian Psychoanalytic Society, Melbourne.
Brain, behaviour, mind, feelings and character evidence based medicine and longer-term / psychodynamic treatments. Opening Keynote address to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry. Sydney.
Attachment And Theory of Mind Assessments: Ongoing Developments. 2-Day Workshop for Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry. Sydney.
The evidence base of child mental health treatments. Panel for Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry. Sydney.
Analysts 'creating the next generation': can we study it? Annual Research Lecture, the British Psycho-Analytical Society, London.
Different Meetings with Different Minds: An Attachment-Based Understanding of Personality and its Problems. Conference of the WPF North, Leeds.
Being the World: Two Clinical Cases and a Theoretical Account of Narcissistic Enactments. British Association of Psychotherapists, London.
A quantitative and qualitative study of psychoanalytic education across Europe. Congress of the International Psychoanalytic Association, Rio de Janeiro.
The Contribution of Conceptual Research to the Understanding of Trauma. Congress of the International Psychoanalytic Association, Rio de Janeiro.
Assessing attachment and social cognition through the school years. Four-day workshop for South American University Psychology Depts, Uruguay..
The Disorganization of Attachment in Children Exposed to Maltreatment. University of Santiago, Chile.
The interface between infancy research in neuroscience, and clinical psychotherapy. London Centre for Psychotherapy.
Developing a new method of qualitative analysis which includes the unconscious level in interview narratives. University of Bremen,
Mentalization and split psychic reality: An attachment theory approach to trauma and the distortion of personality. New York,
Refusing to be Excluded: Integrating therapeutic work in a pupil referral unit in continual crisis. International Society for Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. London,
Measuring mentalisation and attachment in school-aged children. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Toronto,
Thin-skinned and thick-skinned narcissistic character: their developmental origins and the analytic process. Finnish Psychoanalytic Society, Helsinki,
Psychological Treatments. Launch Conference for the NICE Clinical Guideline on Childhood Depression. London,
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