APPI presents Two Online Workshops

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1. The Clinical Case Study as Psychoanalytic Research Workshop

10:00 – 12:00 Saturday 23rd September, 2023

This 2 hr. online workshop offers APPI members and the wider psychoanalytic community an opportunity to explore this important topic in relation to their own work, to share experiences and to encourage discussion prior to and in support of the upcoming 2023 APPI Congress: Returning to the Clinical Case Study. The panel consists of 5 invited practitioners with expertise in clinical case studies and psychoanalytic research. The format of this workshop is conversational and discursive to encourage engagement and sharing of questions and knowledge. Panel members for this workshop are Gerry Moore, Helena Texier, Ali Khoshfetrat, Mou Sultana and Julie Brown. Mou Sultana will represent the APPI Events Committee as host.

2 CPD points are awarded for this event.


Helena Texier has been a psychoanalytic practitioner for more than 25 years, and is a training analyst and supervisor. She has been involved in teaching psychoanalysis at Trinity College Dublin and The School of Psychotherapy at St Vincent’s University Hospital. From (its inception in) 1993 – 2003, she was editor of the first journal for Lacanian psychoanalysis in English: THE LETTER – Lacanian Perspectives on Psychoanalysis. She has had articles published in English, French and German and contributed to the Edinburgh International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis. She was Chair of APPI (the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland) and is currently a director of the Freud Lacan institute (FLi). Currently preparing (with Eve Watson) an Edited Collection on Freud’s Case Studies – the first in a series of FLi books for Routledge. She is a doctoral researcher at UCL and is looking at psychoanalytic practitioners’ perspectives of science and research. She works in Dublin currently and lives in Wicklow.

Dr. Ali Khoshfetrat is a full-time lecturer in the school of psychology, University of Worcester, and is the module lead for the clinical and counselling psychology modules. He joined the University of Worcester in 2023, following completion of his postdoctoral project in Bangor University. Prior to this, Ali contributed to teaching psychology and psychotherapy programmes for both BSc and MSc programs in Dublin City University (DCU) and the Institute for Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (IICP) in Ireland.

Dr. Julie Brown is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. She has worked in the area of sexual violence and trauma for twenty years. She in Clinical Director of One in Four where she manages a team of eight therapists in delivering individual and group therapy to survivors of child sexual abuse, perpetrators of child sexual abuse, and the families of both. Julie is a Training Analyst and teaches on the MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at Trinity College Dublin. Her doctoral study explored the unconscious functions of Child Sexual Exploitation Material.

Dr. Mou Sultana is a Psychotherapist in private practice & Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol, BPS) at Vhi. Specialising in: Trauma, Sexuality, Perinatal mental health, Domestic Violence and Neuroscience. She is a senior lecturer and supervisor at the Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences, Limerick. She holds the following qualifications: BA Hons. Counselling Psychotherapy (IICP, Dublin), MA Sociology (UL), MSc Psychology (RGU, Abardeen) and MSc. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy UCD (St. Vincent’s UH). Following her PhD in Perinatal Mental Health from UCD she undertook Neuroscience training from King’s College London. Her first book ‘What’s so natural about sexuality?’ was published by Routledge in 2018. Her second book ‘The Becoming Model : Integrative Perinatal Counselling’ is due to be published by Routledge in Dec 2023.

Dr. Gerard Moore is an Associate Professor at DCU and a registered practitioner member of APPI. His research work includes psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, addiction, mental health and social services. He has worked on funded research projects in Harm Reduction, Dual Diagnosis, Prison based psychotherapy, Interventions for Suicide. Recent research supervision included projects on Vicarious Trauma, Addiction. Bibliotherapy, Anger management, Young Peoples experience of Counselling, Male relationships, the Visual in male sexual identity, Paedophilia, Prescribed psychotropic substances and Psychotherapy, Psychopathology, Transference, Psychoanalytic Supervision and Student Counselling Services. Gerry has over sixty publications consisting of book chapters, commissioned reports, conference presentations and journal articles.


This is a clinical event in which clinical material may be discussed. Attendees asking questions and offering comments during the event must respect the confidentiality of clients by avoiding all identifying details. We expect all attendees to privilege any clinical material shared during the event, and to forebear from sharing it outside the event.


The talk will not be recorded. No recording is permitted.


2. The Logic of the Clinical Case Study Workshop

10:00 – 13:00 Saturday 14th October 2023

This 3 hour online workshop offers a unique opportunity for members of the national and international psychoanalytic community to hear presentations from a variety of psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic practitioners on this topic, prior to and in support of the upcoming 2023 APPI Congress: Returning to The Clinical Case Study. The 6 guest speakers will present their papers for 15-20 minutes, followed by a Q & A session. Guest speakers are Dr. Derek Hook, Dr. Noreen Giffney, Dr. David Morgan, Ms. Maryrose Kiernan, Dr. Michael Holohan and Ms. Diana Gouveia. Ms. Geraldine McLoughlin will represent the APPI Events Committee as host.

3 CPD points are awarded for this event.



Derek Hook is a Professor in Psychology and a clinical supervisor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He is one of the editors (along with Calum Neill) of the Palgrave Lacan Series and also of the four-volume Reading Lacan’s Ecrits (with Calum Neill and Stijn Vanheule) Along with Sheldon George he edited the collection ‘Lacan on Race’, and along with Leswin Laubscher and Miraj Desai he edited ‘Fanon, Phenomenology and Psychology’. Derek began his analytical training in London, at the Center for Freudian Analysis and Research. He is also the author of ‘Six Moments in Lacan’ and the co-editor of ‘Lacan on Depression and Melancholia’, in addition to many papers on various facets of the clinical and cultural dimensions of Lacanian Psychoanalysis. He runs a YouTube channel with many lectures on Lacanian Psychoanalysis.

David Morgan worked as a consultant psychotherapist in the NHS and in private practice as a Psychoanalyst for 30 years. He is now in private practice. He is chair of the Political Minds Seminars at the London Institute of Psychoanalysis. His recent research has focused on the psychological implications for whistleblowers and the conditions, socially, politically and psychologically under which a person may “turn a blind eye” or take on the responsibility of whistleblowing. He has also presented a podcast called Frontier Psychoanalyst. He is editor of two books on The Unc in Political and Social Life (Phoenix) (2020) and A Deeper Cut Further Thoughts on the Unconscious in Political and Social Life(2021). Plus an earlier book on Violence Perversion and Delinquency (2007). He is also a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and member of British Psychological Society. He provides court reports for a wide range of issues. He became a consultant to a whistleblower organisation at the behest of Prof Gavin Macfadyen. He has now seen over 300 people with issues arising from Whistleblowing initiatives. He has recently become a consultant for Transparency International Ireland – a whistleblower organisation offering support and therapeutic involvement.

Dr. Noreen Giffney is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a psychosocial theorist based in County Donegal. She is the author of the book, The Culture-Breast in Psychoanalysis: Cultural Experiences and the Clinic (Routledge 2021), and the author and/or co-editor of a number of articles and additional books on psychoanalysis and psychosocial studies. She is particularly interested in Kleinian psychoanalysis, the writings of Wilfed Bion, psychosocial factors and their impact on transference-countertransference dynamics, and arts and health initiatives. She has developed the Cultural Encounters Case Study Method over the past decade, which is a new theoretical-experiential pedagogy for facilitating thinking about psychoanalytic concepts through the use of cultural objects. Noreen is the Director of ‘Psychoanalysis +’, an international, interdisciplinary initiative that brings together clinical, academic and artistic approaches to, and applications of, psychoanalysis. She is a lecturer and researcher in counselling and psychotherapy at Ulster University in Belfast.

Maryrose Kiernan is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Group Analytic Psychotherapist, Clinical Group, and Individual Supervisor. She studied in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin in conjunction with the Department of Medicine, University College, Dublin and in the Institute of Group Analysis, London. She is a registered clinical practitioner with ICP, APPI, IGAS (Ireland), IGA (London) and a member of GASi and FLI. Additionally, she has studied Sociology and Theology, and is a Visual Artist. Maryrose has a broad range of therapeutic experience spanning over 25 years. She worked in the National Health Service, England and the Health Service Executive, Ireland. Maryrose worked for many years in the National Counselling Service for Adult Survivors of Institutional Abuse and Childhood Abuse. She has lectured in TCD and DIT. She now works in private practice and educational settings.

Diana Gouveia is an analysand-in-formation working in placement in Dublin. Diana holds a PhD in Anthropology and her thesis focused on debt, freedom, and melancholia in the context of return migration. Diana is a student member of APPI.

Dr. Michael Holohan has a background in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, literary theory, and philosophy. He holds a PhD in the History of Consciousness from the University of California Santa Cruz and an MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the School of Psychotherapy, University College Dublin. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of History and Ethics in Medicine at the School of Medicine of the Technical University of Munich, where he explores the relationship between different conceptions of the mind in psychoanalysis and biomedicine and the relevance of psychoanalytic thought for contemporary biomedical practice, research and ethics. Michael is also a psychoanalyst in private practice in Munich. He is a member of APPI and ICP.


This is a clinical event in which clinical material may be discussed. Attendees asking questions and offering comments during the event must respect the confidentiality of clients by avoiding all identifying details. We expect all attendees to privilege any clinical material shared during the event, and to forebear from sharing it outside the event.


The talk will not be recorded. No recording is permitted.

Workshop Tickets: discount offered if you attend both.

Students : €20.00 for one workshop / €30.00 for both workshops

APPI Members : €30.00 for one workshop / €50.00 for both workshops

Non-Members : €40.00 for one workshop / €70.00 for both workshops