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 Pyschoanalysis'
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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Next Event:
December 8, 2017
Truth, Bullshit and Donald Trump with Russell Grigg + David Macarthur

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Conferences + Workshops

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March 2 to 4, 2018
2018 EAPSP Conference
St Vincent’s Aikenhead Wing, Fitzroy, Melbourne

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Saturday November 25, 2017
EQ Seminar Series: Intersubjective Vulnerability in Development and Transference with Peter N. Maduro J.D., Psy.D.

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Saturday October 21, 2017
The Analyst as New and Old Object with Special Emphasis on Play with Steven Cooper PhD

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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.