Introduction to Psychoanalytic Thought

On July 30th & 31st (Saturday & Sunday), 2016

By Sarala Kapoor

(Training & Supervising Psychoanalyst)

This workshop, which is the first in the series of four planned for 2016-17, will focus on introducing psychoanalysis starting off with Freud's topographic model of the mind and then transition to the structural model, the role and characteristics of the Unconscious, dynamics of repression (and other defenses), etc. Saralaji will contextualize these concepts with the current understanding during the discussions.

The second workshop in the series will be on November 16-17, 2016.

Pre-Workshop Reading: Three of Freud’s papers:
◊ Formulations on the Two Principles of Mental Functioning (1911)
◊ Repression (1915)
◊ The Unconscious (1915)

If you want a scanned copy of these papers, we can make it available to you at nominal cost.

Venue: 402 Shikhar, Mithakali Six Roads, Ahmedabad.
Timings: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (Both days)

Fees: In the interest of making this workshop accessible widely to students and clinicians, Antarnad would like to keep the fees just to cover the incidentals:
1. For Students: Rs. 500 for the 2 days.
2. For Professionals / practicing clinicians: Rs. 1500 for the 2 days.

We will have a simple vegetarian lunch and tea/refreshment served on both days for all the participants.

Registration: Please fill up the registration form (attached) and send it to us (scan/email, by post or in-person). Participation will be confirmed on first-come-first basis since space is limited.

Sarala Kapoor is a training and supervising analyst with the Indian Psychoanalytical Society (IPS;, Kolkata – the premier psychoanalytic professional body in India. In addition to her career with the Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, she represented IPS at the International Psychoanalytic Studies Organization (IPSO), Hague. She has also authored a number of papers (“Freedom from known: A transference-countertransference relationship”, “The Necrophilic society”, “Ardhnariswara: From the perspective of dynamic energy”, etc.) and organized workshops (e.g. Human sexuality, Ethics of Psychotherapy, Drug abuse).
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