The Contemporary Observer: Learning and Teaching Psychoanalytic Observation Today

Conference overview

8th International Conference for Teachers of Infant Observation

The 8th International Conference for Teachers of Infant Observation will focus on exploring the many dimensions of the observer role in current contexts. 

The theme of the conference – the contemporary observer - will focus on exploring the many dimensions of the observer role in current contexts. Themes will include: 

  • What do we want today’s students to learn from taking up the observer role?
  • What are the challenges in teaching observation and helping students to take up the observer role?
  • Identity and culture in observation
  • Working with difference and diversity in observation seminars
  • Gender in psychoanalytic observation
  • Researching the benefits of observation training / participant observation 
  • Qualitative research and infant, young child or institutional observation

Where possible, the main plenary papers will be delivered with simultaneous translation available in English, Italian and French (subject to demand) and plenary papers will also be provided in written translation. 

There will be opportunities for small group discussions of observation material and teaching issues during the conference. 

An evening buffet reception, with music, will be organised for delegates who choose to attend (there will be an additional charge for this event). 


Geraldine Crehan, Katie Argent, Kathryn Fenton, Lydia Hartland-Rowe, Trudy Klauber, Fanny Lena, Hilary Stonebridge, Biddy Youell

This conference will take place on Thursday 30 August - Saturday 1 September 2018 at The Tavistock Centre, London.

£400 (reduced fees available for presenters)

Type:
Conference
Location:
London
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Date:
30 August 2018 09:00 to 1 September 2018 17:00

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