Psychoanalysis and Mental Health

Saturday 8th October 2022
10.00 am – 12.00 noon
On-line via Zoom


In many countries around the world psychoanalysis has a long tradition of being included in the academic and clinical training of mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers) as well as in the design and delivery of mental health services for adults and children.

This workshop, led by Florencia F. C. Shanahan, together with an invited panel, aims at interrogating the various possible relations between psychoanalysis and mental health, both from a theoretical perspective and from the point of view of its actual practice in a diversity of settings. It will be based on the elaboration of clinical situations.

Drawing from her experience working in psychiatric hospitals in Argentina and Ireland, Florencia would like to propose a conversation where practitioners may question and debate the place and function of psychoanalysis today with regards to hegemonic models of understanding and approaching mental health, and explore the paradoxes inherent to working in the intersection of discourses.

Who is this event for?

This event will be of interest to those working in mental health including psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers.