‘Researching psychodynamic defences: a lifetime’s work’
The University of Essex and The Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust's 2nd Joint Annual Research Conference.
Harvard psychiatrist Professor George Vaillant’s work will be the focus of the second Joint University of Essex and Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust Annual Research Conference in June.
The conference, which is part of the Tavistock Research Week, takes place in London on 24 June.
‘Researching psychodynamic defences: a lifetime’s work’ will offer participants an insight into the issues and challenges of researching the unconscious. Professor Vaillant, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Consultant at the Department of Psychiatry, will highlight the importance of longitudinal cohort studies such as the Harvard Study of Adult Development. He will also talk about his long experience as a teacher and a writer bringing to life the manifestations of psychological defences.