The workshops last for about ten hours in total and use the CCM method of discussion.The workshops are informed by the ongoing work of the CCM Association moderators for the past fifteen years.This will also make your travel and accommodation more reasonable.The fee covers participation in all events and coffee and snacks during the meeting Participants make their own arrangements about meals and accommodation.Large Group Plenaries Friday and Saturday Afternoon, Sunday morning.
We think recognising and differentiating when and how one is in pain and when and how the patient is feeling pain, may be crucial if analysts are to seize any opportunity there may be to transform pain into change.
Presenters might be implicitly criticised by some at this point or defended by others, as though the analysts were extremely fragile.
Clearly, when threats are in the atmosphere, doors get closed as ways of thinking about them, their origin and the alternative ways they might be dealt with, all become hard.
Pain seems to be around a lot in current discourse.
Some psychoanalysts and their institutions are experiencing profound existential pain: at the institutional level, some think psychoanalysis is endangered because modern economic, social and emotional pressures are creating patients who do not fit classical descriptions so that practice and training needs to be much less “rigid”.