Conference: What Might Clinical Psychoanalysis Learn from Queer Theories of Sexuality?
SESSION 2: What Might Clinical Psychoanalysis Learn from Queer Theories of Sexuality?
Session two begins by talking about the Introduction (by Noreen) and Afterword (by Eve) to Clinical Encounters in Sexuality, before broadening out the discussion to consider the ways in which queer theories of sexuality might enrich and enliven clinical psychoanalytic considerations of sexuality. The session begins with four brief, informal responses (10 mins each), followed by discussion with delegates.
Dr Raluca Soreanu is Wellcome Trust Fellow in Medical Humanities in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. She is a psychoanalyst in private practice, an associate member of the Círculo Psicanalítico do Rio de Janeiro (CPRJ), and of the Instituto de Estudos da Complexidade (IEC), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is the author of Working-through Collective Wounds: Trauma, Denial, Recognition in the Brazilian Uprising (forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan 2018) and of various articles in psychoanalytic theory and psychosocial studies. She is studying the Balint Archives, held by the British Psychoanalytical Society, with a four-year research project supported by the Wellcome Trust that looks at the relationship between psychoanalysis and medicine in Michael Balint’s group work with medical doctors. She has recently joined the research team of the ‘Waiting Times’ Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award, led by Dr Lisa Baraitser and Professor Laura Salisbury. She has a particular interest in the work of the psychoanalysts Sándor Ferenczi and Michael Balint. She is convener of the Psychoanalysis Working Group at Birkbeck.
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