June 29, 2021
Interpretation of Dreams, by Rod Moss
Craig San Roque, community psychologist and psychotherapist has, for the past 30 years lived in Central Australia working within indigenous Australian circumstances. He has written many careful accounts of the existential realities of intercultural collaborations and tensions. Trained in London, with the Society for Analytical Psychology, he cautiously adapts and applies psychoanalytic insights to help negotiate the rough environment of Aboriginal/white Australian relations.
Mourning Melancholia and The Echo Effect - on aspects of unconscious transference within black/white relations - is distilled from experience in a project co-developed with indigenous friends who are part of the Central Australian NPY Women’s Council, Uti Kulintjaku/Clear Thinking project, initiated by traditional healers (Ngangkari).
The Passion, by Rod Moss
References to the Uti Kulintjaku projects, including evaluations by Samantha Togni may be found through the NPY Women’s Council website - npywc.org.au - see section on Ngangkari-traditional healers and Uti Kulintjaku project.
NPY Women’s Council is an Anangu led organisation that delivers heath, social and cultural services in the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) region of Central Australia.
Link to the paper https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vCDPRxFRbe11hJh-N8pQzhE0fV7p-2tI/view?usp=sharing
December 8, 2020
In today’s episode, we’ll listen to Gregorio Kohon’s work on “Monuments and Denials: Creating and Re-creating History”, that follows on from his book on Reflections on the Aesthetic Experience - Psychoanalysis and the Uncanny.
It is argued that denials are daily events at all levels of human existence. Denials can also work in a negative way: memories, for example, can create events that might have never occurred; even if not true, mnemic inventions may still make sense and become meaningful. Historical and religious monuments are a case in point. They are political statements which work through denials, not always representing historical “truth”.
Gregorio Kohon is a Training Analyst from the British Psychoanalytical Society. He lived in Australia, where he co-founded (together with Valli Shaio Kohon) The Brisbane Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies. He published No Lost Certainties to be Recovered; Reflections on the Aesthetic Experience - Psychoanalysis and the Uncanny, and Considering the Nature of Psychoanalysis. He edited The British School of Psychoanalysis - The Independent Tradition; The Dead Mother - The Work of André Green; and British Psychoanalysis - New Perspectives in the Independent Tradition. He edited, together with Rosine Perelberg, The Greening of Psychoanalysis, and co-authored with André Green, Love and its Vicissitudes. His works have been translated into many languages. He is also a poet and a novelist.
Reflections on the Aesthetic Experience - Psychoanalysis and the Uncanny,
This episode is available also in Spanish