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On Clinical Work with Children
Angelo Villa

FIRST MEETING: Sunday, November 6, 2022
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

The doubts arising out of today's clinical work with children require us to thoroughly question our therapeutic practice. This reading group will go back and rethink the conceptual assumptions of psychoanalysis through a return to the canonical texts of child analysis, from Freud to Klein, from Winnicott to Lacan, and through examples the group's participants will provide from their own clinical experience.

Our readings will start with Freud’s “Analysis of a Phobia in a Five-Year-Old Boy” (“Little Hans,” 1909) and Melanie Klein’s Narrative of a Child Analysis (1961).

Angelo Villa practices psychoanalysis in Milan. He is a member of Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association and Espace Analytique. Among his book publications is the English translation Psychoanalysis and Severe Handicap (Karnac Press).

Dates: Online meetings will take place between 12 PM and 2 PM on the first Sunday of the month from November through June, with the exception of January, which, tentatively, will be moved to the 8th.

Registration: The group will be limited to eight. Please contact Angelo Villa at angvil.ssg@libero.it .