Clinical Seminar with Catherine Mathelin-Vanier and Alan Vanier


Saturday, June 22, 2013 – 10:00 to 15:00
St. Teresa’s, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2 (enter through Priory Cafe)

A clinical seminar in two parts by
Catherine Vanier (‘Psychoanalysis and Children’) & Alain Vanier (‘Treating Psychosis Today’)

‘Psychoanalysis and Children’
Catherine Vanier (formerly Mathelin)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Abstract: If ‘Psychoanalysis with children, is Psychoanalysis,’ as Maud Mannoni puts it, we do need some others tools to work with children. The usual analytical set is not enough. Children don’t lie on the couch, and toys as well as drawings may be used. The part parents will take in the session and the way to work with them is also very important. With clinical examples, we will try to show how, in the Lacanian approach with children, those ‘interventions’ give to child psychoanalysis a different style to the usual ‘technique.’

Catherine Vanier is a psychoanalyst practicing in Paris. She is a member and past president of Espace Analytique. A contributor to numerous edited volumes and journals, she is author of books including Lacanian Psychotherapy with Children: The Broken Piano, Le sourire de la Joconde, Clinique psychanalytique avec les bébés prématurés, Comment survivre en famille,, Qu’est-ce qu’on a fait à Freud pour avoir des enfants pareils? and this year, Naître prématuré le bébé son médecin et son psychanalyste. She also works in a neonatal intensive care, and is associate researcher at the Research Centre for Psychoanalysis, Medicine, and Society of the University of Paris Diderot – Paris 7.

‘Treating Psychosis Today’
Alain Vanier
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Abstract: The psychoanalytic treatment of a psychotic patient, where psychoanalysis had something to do with his delusion, leads to working with two questions: how psychoanalysis is a part of our modernity and builds its own resistance, and how do we work with psychotic patients.
Alain Vanier is a psychoanalyst practicing in Paris, a member and former president of Espace Analytique. He is the author of numerous articles on psychoanalysis and culture, most recently in English: ‘Winnicott and Lacan: A Missed Encounter ?’ in The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Vol. LXXXI, No. 2, June 2012, ‘The Object between Mother and Child: From Winnicott to Lacan,’ in Between Winnicott and Lacan: A Clinical Engagement (Routledge, 2011) ; ‘Fear, Paranoia and Politics,’ in The Psychoanalytic Review, Vol. 97, No 2, April 2010 and Lacan, published by Other Press, New York, 2000. He is a Full Professor of psychopathology and Psychoanalysis and the Director of graduate studies at the University of Paris Diderot – Paris 7, where he also heads the Centre de Recherches Psychanalyse, Médecine et Société (C.R.P.M.S.)

Price: €25 (full member); €35 (non-member); €15 (student w/id)
(For further info: Eve Watson 087 9678965 or Mary Barry at 086 7849145)