We are delighted to announce the following speakers are confirmed for the 6th International Conference on the Work of Frances Tustin.
Alina Schellekes is a clinical psychologist and a training, supervising and teaching psychoanalyst of The Israeli Psychoanalytic Society. She teaches and supervises at the Tel-Aviv University Program of Psychotherapy, where she is part of the curriculum committee and head of the program of advanced studies on primitive mental states, which she initiated in 2007.
In 2006 she received the Honorary Mention of the Phillys Meadow Award in New York for excellence in psychoanalytical writing.
(In May 2008 she chaired the Fourth Frances Tustin International Conference "From the Black Hole of Nothingness to the Emergence of Meaning" that took place in Tel Aviv.)
In November 2008 she received the 12th Tustin International Prize for her paper: "The Dread of Falling and Dissolving".
She is a training and supervising psychoanalyst at the Israeli Psychoanalytic Society.
Dr JoAnn Culbert-Koehn is a Jungian analyst in private practice with adults and children in Santa Monica, California. She is past president and former Dean of the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, where she also served as director of training and co-director of the Hilde Kirsch Children’s Center. She is a founding board member of the Frances Tustin Memorial Trust and is on the executive committee of the International Association of Analytical Psychology. She has published widely and lectures in the United States, Mexico, and Europe on issues of separation and birth trauma. In 2006, JoAnn received the Distinguished Educator Award from the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education.
JoAnn was trained in the developmental tradition of Analytical Psychology, she is an internationally popular speaker and educator who has been bridging the gap between Kleinian and Jungian ideas for over two decades.
Anne Alvarez, PhD, M.A.C.P is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (and retired Co-Convener of the Autism Service, Child and Family Department. Tavistock Clinic, London). She is author of Live Company: Psychotherapy with Autistic, Borderline, Deprived and Abused Children. and has edited with Susan Reid, Autism and Personality: Findings from the Tavistock Autism Workshop. A book in her honour, edited by Judith Edwards, entitled Being Alive: Building on the Work of Anne Alvarez was published in 2002. She was Visiting Professor at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Society in November 2005 and is completing a book on levels of psychotherapeutic technique with severely disturbed and developmentally delayed children.
Neville Symington is a psycho-analyst in private practice in Sydney, Australia. As a young man he completed a diploma in Philosophy and then in Theology. He later did a degree in Psychology and completed a diploma in Clinical Psychology. He did his psycho-analytic training in London and is a Fellow of the British Psycho-Analytical Society. He held a senior staff position in the Adult Department of the Tavistock Clinic from 1977-85. He was also Chairman of the Psychology Discipline for the Adult and Adolescent Departments at the Tavistock Clinic in London. In 1986 he migrated to Sydney, Australia where he was Chairman of the Sydney Institute for Psycho-Analysis from 1987-93. He was President of the Australian Psycho-Analytic Society from 1999-2002.
He is the author of The Analytic Experience,Emotion and Spirit,Narcissism: A New Theory, The Making of a Psychotherapist, The Spirit of Sanity, A Pattern of Madness, How to Choose a Psychotherapist, The Blind Man Sees,A Healing Conversation and Becoming a Person through Psycho-Analysis.
In 2007 he started a clinical organization called Psychotherapy with Psychotic Patients (PPP). He has lectured in Britain, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Germany, the United States, Brazil, Israel, India, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.
Kate Barrows is a Training Analyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society and works in private practice in Bristol, England. She is also a Tavistock trained Child Psychotherapist and currently works in the Child and Family Service at the Bridge Foundation for Psychotherapy and the Arts.
She writes and lectures on a variety of clinical topics in England and abroad and has written several papers about the relationship between literature and psychoanalysis. Her publications include 'Ghosts in the Swamp’ IJPA 1999,in which she describes an adult with autistic features,and Envy,Icon Books 2004. She edited Autism in Childhood and Autistic Features in Adults,Karnac Books 2008. This is the first book to be published in England which spans work with children on the autistic spectrum and adults with autistic features.
Maria Rhode is Emeritus Professor of Child Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic/University of East London, Honorary Consultant Child Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, and Associate of the British Psychoanalytical Society.
She is co-editor of three books (Psychotic States in Children; The Many Faces of Asperger's Syndrome; and Invisible Boundaries: Psychosis and Autism in Childhood and Adolescence), and has published and lectured widely in the UK and abroad. One of her main interests concerns early intervention with toddlers at risk of autism. She is a winner of the Frances Tustin Memorial Prize.
Peter worked as a clinical psychologist in Child and Family Mental Health until 1976. He qualified as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in 1983 at the Tavistock Clinic and set up the Sydney Observation Course with Dr Averil Earnshaw, a fellow Tavistock-trained Child Psychotherapist. He has been a guest lecturer at Wollongong University, the University of New South Wales and Macquarie University.
He established the Child Psychoanalytic Foundation in 1991 (and was Foundation President) and the Psychoanalytic Gazette. He has been a clinical field supervisor for post-graduate clinical psychology students from the University of Wollongong and Macquarie University. Peter has given numerous public lectures top organizations such as the Crippled Children’s Society (Northcott), Nursing Mothers, Preschool, primary and secondary schools in NSW, Karitane, the Institute of Psychotherapy, the Australian Psychoanalytic Society, the Australian Psychological Society, the Victorian Association of Child Psychotherapists and the Brisbane Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies.
For many years he has supervised staff at STARTTS, a service for refugee family survivors of trauma. He has published articles in the Child Psychoanalytic Gazette, the Australian Journal of Psychotherapy, the Journal of Child Psychotherapy (UK), contributed a paper to ‘Being Alive’ edited by Judith Edwards (Brunner-Routledge, 2001). He is author of ‘Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy’ (IP Communications, 2008).