Freud Conference Melbourne


Turbulent Times: Populism and the attack on knowledge elites – psychoanalytic and political science perspectives”

Date: Saturday 26th May 2018
Melbourne Brain Centre, Kenneth Myer Building, 30 Royal Parade,  Parkville

Guest speakers:
Dr Philip Stokoe, London, psychoanalyst and group relations’ consultant.
Dr Richard Chauvel, Hon Fellow, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne.

Drawing upon the above perspectives the speakers will develop a model for understanding the growing nationalistic and xenophobic sentiments within large numbers of voters, in first world democracies. The phenomena of Brexit, Trumpism and Hansonism will be explored, in the context of a paranoid schizoid state of mind, in which thinking is hated and certainty is preferred.

The guest speakers will be joined by Dr Allan Shafer, psychoanalytic psychotherapist and group relations’ consultant, VAPP, Melbourne, to lead the discussion..

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