April meeting of the NPSA Ireland Study Group
What body am I (and how would I know)?
Can we provide a useful framework that can include the brain, mind and the body? How is the body represented in the brain? What does it mean to say the brain is embodied? What consequences does this have for how we understand consciousness?
In this seminar, Barbara Fitzgerald will introduce us to insights from neuropsychoanalysis and somatic psychology that will assist us address these questions and which will lay the ground for further discussion.
As many of you will know, Barbara is a highly-esteemed and well-respected figure in Irish, European and international circles. We have also been very grateful for her support in our endeavours in spreading the word about neuropsychoanalysis in Ireland over the last 2 years.
Barbara Fitzgerald is a Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer with a private practice in Dublin. She is a full member of the IPAA, one of the oldest Psychoanalytic associations in Ireland. Having worked in hospital, clinical and private institutions over a period of thirty five years she has also taught extensively in different educational institutions, has both lectured and presented at conferences internationally, been involved with the design and delivery of many training courses for professionals and has worked as a consultant to organisations and companies. She has a long term interest in Somatic Psychology and was a Director of Somatic Courses in Eckhart House, for over twenty seven years. She is a founder member of European Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (ECPP) and its former President (2012-2016) and currently a Board member. She is an International expert for Psychoanalysis on the Training Standards Committee of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP), member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal for Psychotherapy and an international reviewer for that journal. Currently Barbara serves as the Chair of the Psychoanalytic Section of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy.
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Please note the presentation will take place on a Wednesday, a change from the usual day.