About this event

  • Date and time Thu 24 Nov 2022 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Psychiatry

Psychoanalysis is one of the early, controversial, and enduring contributions of the 20th century to contemporary practice in psychiatry, psychotherapy and mental health care. Formulated initially by the Viennese neurologist Sigmund Freud it has had a profound influence both in clinical practice and wider culture.

Specific contributions of psychoanalysis have included the appreciation of the importance of unconscious mechanisms of defence, transference and countertransference, and identification of the therapeutic relationship as a core feature in commonly used psychodynamic psychotherapy and a major feature in a wide range of psychotherapies. Its updated formulations remain relevant to a wide range of mental and functional neurological and mental disorder.

Join us for the first episode of the Mind Matters Series, the purpose of this webinar is to gain an in-depth understanding of psychoanalytic theory in the light of contemporary developments in neuroscience and discuss the implications for clinical practice in Neuropsychoanalysis, psychiatry and mental health. 

Benefits of attending: 

  • Recognise the significance of biology in Freud's formulation of the core concerns of psychoanalysis
  • Understand the changes in psychoanalytic case formulation and treatment in the light of contemporary neuroscience
  • Learn about Neuropsychoanalysis and its relevance to practice in psychiatry, psychotherapy, and mental health care

This is a part of the Mind Matters webinar series presented by the RSM Psychiatry section. This webinar is CPD accredited.
A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 60 days for those that watch the recording. 
A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued 7 days after the webinar. 
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Welcome and introduction

Professor George Ikkos, Past-President, Psychiatry Section, Royal Society of Medicine, and Former Chair and Director of Psychiatry in Dialogue, Neuroscience Medicine and Society

Freud, biology and contemporary psychoanalysis

Professor Mark Solms, Professor of Neuropsychology, University of Cape Town, South Africa 

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Close of meeting




Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 1 hour before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.