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On Psychoanalytic Formation in Ireland: Questions and Reflections
Barry O’Donnell, Donna Redmond, Eve Watson

Saturday, October 31, 2020
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
ONLINE VIA ZOOM


Inherent in Jacques Lacan’s Founding Act of June 21, 1964 is the reality that the relationship between leader and group is a permanent problem. Within his innovation Lacan highlighted a possible way to forge one’s own way rather than become a disciple who follows a master. This is the onerous and creative task faced by those who have the desire to pass the baton that Freud first wielded.

Barry O’Donnell: “An feidir an chúis Freud agus Lacan á dheileadh ón chúis an Phiarsaigh?” (Can the Cause of Freud and Lacan Be Turned out of the Cause of Pearse?): Ireland and the Transmission of Psychoanalysis
Donna Redmond: Squaring the Circle—The Impossibility of Psychoanalysis
Eve Watson: A ‘Quare’ Scene: Psychoanalytic Praxis and the Other in Ireland
Barry O’Donnell practices psychoanalysis in Dublin, where he directs the Psychotherapy Programmes of the School of Medicine, U. College Dublin and the School of Psychotherapy, St. Vincent’s U. Hospital. A member of the Irish School for Lacanian Psychoanalysis, he is Chair of its editorial board and a contributor to its journal The Letter.

Donna Redmond directs a psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic clinic in Dublin city center. A registered practitioner and Chair of the Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFPP) she is a member of the Irish School of Lacanian Psychoanalysis (ISLP).

Eve Watson is a registered practitioner member of the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Ireland (APPI), Dublin, and course director of the recently founded Freud-Lacan Institute.

Location: Online via Zoom. Registration details to be announced.

Fee: $30. For students with ID: $20.

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