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You are warmly invited to join us for a special event hosted by MiW and the Freud Museum on 30th October 2010.
REMOTE CONTROL: PSYCHOANALYSIS AND TELEVISION
October 30th, 2010
At the Anna Freud Centre<http://www.annafreud.org/howtofind.htm>
Psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, academics and TV insiders will come together to discuss the function and ethics of TV in the modern world and the emotional experience it creates for us. Still the most common form in which images and narratives are transmitted, how does TV work at the level of the psyche and what is its importance for psychotherapy? How do we make use of TV to help us to relate to others?
9.30am - 5.00pm
Speakers and Panels
'Staging the Debate: Remote Control: Television, Media and the Inner World'
Panel 1: Television from both sides of the couch
How does TV culture infiltrate the therapeutic space, and how is psychotherapy represented on TV?
Brett Kahr (Psychotherapist): Television as Rorschach
Caroline Bainbridge (Director, MiW; Roehampton University): Psychotherapy on the Couch: Exploring the Fantasies of In Treatment
Dan Chambers (Managing Director, Blink Films) (Chair and Respondent)
Panel 2: Ethics and Therapy on TV
The ethical dilemmas of putting real lives on TV
Richard McKerrow (Creative & Managing Director, Love Productions) discusses The Marchioness Documentary;
Oliver James (Clinical Psychologist, author and broadcaster) discusses his TV programmes including Under Fives; Room 113 and Men on Violence.
Valerie Sinason (Chair and Respondent )
Panel 3: Watercooler Moments: TV as Transitional Object
TV offers the possibility of shared cultural experiences. Does it also have therapeutic potential?
Tom Sutcliffe (Broadcaster, author and journalist)
Sue Vice (Professor of English, Sheffield University)
Carol Leader (Psychotherapist; former TV presenter and actor)
Sara Ramsden (Consultant executive producer for the BBC) (Chair)
Barry Richards (Professor of Public Communication, Bournemouth University) Summary and reflections with speakers from the day
SATURDAY: £50 Full Price; £35 Students and unwaged (£5 discount for Friends)
Please click here for online booking<http://www.freud.org.uk/shop/CONFERENCE__REMOTE_CONTROL__PSYCHOANALYSIS_AND_TELEVISION.html>
Further information available online: www.miwnet.org<http://www.miwnet.org> and http://www.freud.org.uk/events/73588/remote-control-psychoanalysis-and-television/
Dr Caroline Bainbridge
Reader in Visual Culture
Research Student Coordinator
Programme Convener MA Media &Cultural Studies
Director, Media and the Inner World AHRC Research Network
Department of Media, Culture & Language
London SW15 5SL
Tel: +44 20 8392 3506
Room: Queen's Building 027
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