Conference and new book on Psychosis

Robert Maxwell Young (
Fri, 27 Oct 1995 06:31:17 +0000

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Thanks, Bob Young

In the early 1900s a group of psychotherapists set out to build bridges
between their discipline and other approaches to understanding and treating
psychosis. They drew together psychiatrists, psychoanalysts and other
mental health workers to reconsider psychotic phenomena: how we think about
them and approach them clinically.
There was an international conference in 1992, a second one in 1994, and
one is planned for September 1996,
at the University of Essex, Colchester, England.
These conferences have been sponsored by
The Guild of Psychotherapists,
The journal _Free Associations_,
The Area Health Authority and
The University of Essex.
The proceedings of the first conference have now been published:

edited by Jane Ellwood


Jane Ellwood

Part One: Understanding

1 Learning to Think About Schizoid Thinking
2 Manfred Bleuler and the Understanding of Psychosis
Peter Barham
3 The Ubiquity of Psychotic Anxieties
Robert M. Young
4 Schizophrenia: A Constructive Analogy or a Convenient Construct?
Richard Marshall
5 Knowledge and its Pretenders:
Bion's Contribution to Knowledge and Thought
David L. Bell
6 Murderousness in Relationship to Psychotic Breakdown (Madness)
Arthur Hyatt Williams
7 Psychosis: The Sacrifice that Fails?
Eleanore M. Armstrong-Perlman

Part Two: Treatment

8 Working with Psychotic Processes in Art Therapy
Katherine Killick
9 Psychotic Interventions at the Arbours Crisis Centre
Joseph H. Berke
10 Breaking and Entering in Phantasy and Fact
Christopher Cordess
11 The Return from Mindlessness
Kenneth Sanders
12 Individual Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy with
Severely and Profoundly Handicapped Patients
Valerie Sinason
13 The Management of Projective Identification in the
Treatment of a Borderline Psychotic Patient
M. Fakhry Davids

Paperback Pp. vi+186 ISBN1-85302-265-9
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
116 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JB, England
1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007, U. S. A.

For further information about attending or contributing to
the 1996 conference,

| Robert Maxwell Young:
| 26 Freegrove Rd., London N7 9RQ England
| tel. +44 171 607 8306 fax. +44 171 6094837
| Professor of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Studies,
| Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies,
| University of Sheffield:
| Home page and writings:
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