The Freud Conference


Freud Conference: 26 May 2018 – Melbourne

The Freud Conference is an annual Melbourne event which applies psychoanalytic thinking to the broader psychosocial context, combined with clinical material. Based on different themes each year, and linked with current affairs, eminent international and local speakers from the psychoanalytic community and related academic fields are invited to present their work. This Conference was originally established and organized for 21 years by Douglas Kirsner, Deakin University. Since 1999 representatives from three of the major clinical Australian Psychoanalytic Associations have taken over organizing the Freud Conference which attracts very wide attendances from all over Australia and internationally.

This year’s theme is Turbulent Times: Populism and the attack on knowledge elites – psychoanalytic and political science perspectives

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