What we are about

Psyche & Society, directed by Dr. Talia Morag, organises events that explore the potential of psychoanalysis to provide new conceptual tools to articulate and provide a deeper understanding of contemporary social problems that otherwise seem baffling, incomprehensible, and because of that, resisting resolution or improvement.

By developing conceptions such as the social unconscious and investigating the effects of societal moralisms, we hope to shed new light on major Australian social issues such as racism, sexism, stereotyping, indigenous recognition, alternative family structures, and religious fundamentalism.

We believe that the best way forward is through open and widely accessible conversations, conducted in ordinary language, free from technical terminology. We provide a platform for discussion that is uniquely inclusive, where psychoanalysts from various schools meet with academics, public intellectuals, artists and members of the wider community.

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'Thinking with Psychoanalysis'
Conversation Series

The series brings together academics of various disciplines, psychoanalysts and public intellectuals to explore various ways of using psychoanalysis as a fruitful matrix through which to understand complex and puzzling cultural and social phenomena of importance in the contemporary world.

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Conferences + Workshops

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November 22, 2018
Psychoanalysis and Philosophy panel at the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Annual Conference.
2.30 - 4.00pm
Chair: Joanne Faulkner
Sigi Jottkandt: Angelic Names - Irigaray, Serres, Nabokov, Benjamin, Lispector, Lacan
Neville Symington: Paranoia and Persons
4.30 - 6.00pm
Chair: Cindy Zeiher
John Monteleone: How Sophisticated is Freudian Wish-Fulfillment?
Talia Morag: Psychoanalysis and Purposiveness
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November 24 in Sydney, November 25 in Melbourne, 2018
Eyal Rozmarin - Working with the Socio-Political in Psychotherapy.
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November 30, 2018
P+S 'Thinking with Psychoanalysis' Conversation Series
Gill Straker and Jacqui Winship on Ordinary Madness.
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March 15 - 17, 2019
Empathink Conference Series presented by Empathink Association of Psychoanalytic Self-Psychology (EAPSP).
For more information contact Paula Davis (EAPSP Secretary)

March - October, 2019
Ehe Melbourne Institute for Psychoanalysis is please to announce - Models of the Mind - An Introductory Course to Psychoanalytic Thinking.
For more information contact Tim Alexander

In The Media

The Unconscious - The Philosopher's Zone
ABC Radio National, 29 November 2015
Dr. Talia Morag with presenter Joe Gelonesi
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P+S would like to thank the following organisations/institutions for their on-going support:
Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation.
Creating a Safe Supportive Environment (CASSE).
Sydney Institute for Psychoanalysis.
Australian Psychoanalytical Society.