Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Intersections in Transcultural Histories of Psychotherapies

27 July 2019, 10:45 am–5:30 pm


The IAS is delighted to host the 4th Annual One day International Conference on 'Intersections in Transcultural Histories of Psychotherapies'.

Event Information

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UCL Health Humanities Centre


IAS Forum
South Wing
Gower Street
United Kingdom

Psychotherapeutic practices have spread through the world through intersecting trade routes, and reshaped the social sphere. This conference draws together scholars working on histories of psychotherapies in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Japan, Italy, the UK and the US to explore the convergences and divergences of these developments in different cultures.



  • 10.45-11.15am registration/coffee
  • 11.15-11.30am Professor Sonu Shamdasani (chair) (UCL) Introduction
  • 11.30-12.00am Professor Mariano Ruperthuz (University of Santiago, Chile), Psychotherapy in Chile: The Acceleration of Time and the Generation of New Psychopathologies.
  • 12.00-12.30am Professor Christiana Faccinetti (Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Art in Asylums in the Age of Catastrophe: Between Degeneration and the Vanguard (Brazil, 1914-1945)
  • 12.30-1pm Professor Akihito Suzuki (Keio University, Tokyo), Communities in the Psychiatric Hospital in Tokyo: Long-Term Confinement and Patient's Relationships in the Early Twentieth Century
  • 1.00-2.30pm lunch
  • 2.30-3.00pm Dr. Suzanne Hollman (Divine Mercy University, USA/UCL), William Alanson White and Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital:  1915-1937
  • 3.00-3.30pm Professor Marco Innamorati (University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy), Jung in Italy: The First Years
  • 3.30-4.00pm Professor Alejandro Dagfal (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), Glory, Decline and Rebirth of French Lacanianism (1964-1984). From Intellectual Adventure to Psychoanalytic Diaspora
  • 4.00-4.30 tea
  • 4.30-5.00pm Dr. Ulrich Koch (George Washington University, USA), Writing the History of Psychotherapeutics in the Age of Psychopharmacology. The Case of Methadone Maintenance Treatment, 1964-1973 
  • 5.00-5.30pm Dr. Sarah Marks (Birkbeck University), CBT: The Long View

Sponsored by the UCL Global Engagement Office

(Image: Nova totius Terrarum Orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula, Hendrik Hondius, 1630)


Regular tickets £30; Registered Students (bring proof of ID) £20; UCL staff/student (with UCL ID) free.