Events 2022

The Narcissistic Dynamics of Submission: The Attraction of the Powerless to Authoritarian Leaders.

Paper and dialogue: Jay Frankel will present his paper The Narcissistic Dynamics of Submission: The Attraction of the Powerless to Authoritarian Leaders.
Jay Frankel uses Ferenczi’s trauma theory to think about what compels people towards authoritarian leaders and refers to more recent events.
There will be space to think with Jay about his presentation.

Date & time: Sunday March 27th 2022 3-5pm London time. Note: British summer time begins that day.
Venue: Zoom – a link will be sent the day of the event to registrants.
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You can find an earlier paper that introduces some of the ideas he works with here:   

Jay Frankel, Ph. D., is a psychologist and psychoanalyst. He is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, and Clinical Consultant, in the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, at New York University; Associate Editor, and previously Executive Editor, of the journal Psychoanalytic Dialogues; co-author (with Neil Altman, Richard Briggs, Daniel Gensler, and Pasqual Pantone) of Relational Child Psychotherapy (Other Press, 2002); co-editor (with Aleksandar Dimitrijevic and Gabriele Cassullo) of Ferenczi’s Influence on Contemporary Psychoanalytic Traditions (Routledge, 2018); and author of three dozen journal articles, book chapters, as well as numerous conference presentations and lectures, on topics including trauma, identification with the aggressor, authoritarianism, the analytic relationship, the work of Sándor Ferenczi, play, child psychotherapy, relational psychoanalysis, and others.

TRS AGM: Sunday 27th February 2022 3-5pm

We will start the meeting with an opportunity to get to re-connect and meet one another through ‘what have you been reading lately – or not so recently – your call?’.   

Activity 1: Following on from the recent invitation on the list –  please bring a sentence, a paragraph, a poem – something that has informed, infused or inspired you that you would like to share. It doesn’t have to be from some theoretical relational text book, it is an open invitation to share something.  

Activity 2:  We will then reflect on the shape TRS could take as a learning community.  It has been around as an organisation for a good while now and we wish to review and reflect on the how and the what of the organisation. 

What kind of learning community experiences do you want to co-create?  Make happen? Participate in?

So we will imagine together for a while and we invite you to bring your imaginings to share. 

If you can’t make the meeting we invite your responses to the questionnaire posted on the list.  

Please book your place so that we know numbers and can be quorate.

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