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Treating Perverse Patients: A discussion between Don Campbell and Sira Dermen

Location: The Institute of Psychoanalysis, 112a Shirland Road (nr junction with Elgin Avenue), London, W9 2EQ - Click for map

Drinks from 6.30pm, discussion from 7.00pm

Psychoanalysts Don Campbell and Sira Derman will each explore one aspect of the dynamics of perversion as manifested in the consulting room. Don Campbell will present his views about the nature and function of doubt in the paedophilic act and its enactment in the therapeutic session, followed by Sira Dermen's discussion. Sira Dermen will then discuss her concept of reification of experience and its potential to illuminate the recalcitrance to change encountered in the treatment of perverse patients, which will in turn be discussed by Don Campbell. 

Don Campbell is a training analyst and former President of The Institute of Psychoanalysis, former General Secretary of the International Psychoanalytic Association and previously served as Chair of the Portman Clinic, where he worked for 30 years. He has written on the subjects of violence, suicide, child sexual abuse and adolescence.

Sira Dermen is a training analyst and former Vice-Chair of the Portman Clinic where she worked for 17 years. She has written on violence and perversion. 

To reserve a place at this lecture please contact Marjory Goodall on 0207 563 5016 or email   Attendance costs £15.00 or £8.00 for concessions.  Venue:  Institute of Psychoanalysis, 112a Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London W9 2EQ.

This lecture is one of a series from the Institute of Psychoanalysis' Centre for the Advancement of Analytic Studies (CAPS).