THE BRITISH INDEPENDENT TRADITION: FROM THE CONTROVERSIAL DISCUSSIONS TO THE PRESENT--LESLEY CALDWELL

This course aims to introduce the approaches of the British Independent Group, to locate them in regard to earlier Independent thinkers in the psychoanalytic tradition, notably Sandor Ferenczi, and to place them in the wider field of British object relations and its trajectory.  The scope of the course will include theoretical, clinical and technical approaches and demonstrate differences in this tradition from the Kleinian tradition. This bi-monthly course will begin in March 2021 and continue into the fall with the intention of continuing as an on-going seminar.  

Lesley Caldwell is a member of the BPA in private practice in London. She is a corresponding member of LAISPS, and from 2006 to 2020 she was a guest member of the BPAS. She is a TA for the London Independent Child and Adolescent trainings (IPCAPA) and a member of its Training Analysts’ Committee.  She is Honorary Professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit at UCL, and a European representative for COWAP, the IPA committee for women in psychoanalysis.  With Helen Taylor Robinson she is General Editor of the Collected Works of Donald Winnicott (2016, OUP) and is responsible for the more than 100 additions recently added to the online CW, and freely available at Volume 12 from OUP online.  She is interested in forms of analytic communication and their implications for the analytic project.

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