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Conference: Psychotherapeutics from the York Retreat to the Present Day

UCL Health Humanities Centre

Friday, 11 October 2013 at 10:00 - Sunday, 13 October 2013 at 15:00 (BST)

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University College London, 11th-13th October 2013


Conference Programme 


Friday 11th October


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10.30 Registration opens, Arts and Humanities Common Room, UCL Foster Court, Malet Place




Welcome address




18th and 19th Centuries


Edward Brown (Brown University)


François Leuret:  Nineteenth Century Psychotherapist


Sharlene Walbaum (Quinnipiac University, Connecticut)


Moral Therapies Before the York Retreat: Work and Therapeutics in 18th C English and Scottish Asylums’


Andrea Korenjak (Paris-Lodron-University, Salzburg)


Music and “Moral Treatment”: Music as Therapeutic Medium in the 19th Century as Reflected by Present-Day Music Therapy Concepts


Lunch 12.30-14.00




Late 19th Century


Sarah Chaney (University College London)


The Action of the Imagination: Daniel Hack Tuke and Late Victorian Psychotherapeutics


 C. Bartolucci and G.P Lombardo (University of Rome Sapienza)


The renewal in the diagnosis and treatment of the abnormal subjects according to Enrico Morselli (1852-1929)


14.45-15.15 coffee break




Early-Mid 20th Century


Monika Ankele (University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf)


Occupational Therapy in Germany during the Weimar Period (1918-1933)


David Freis (European University Institute, Florence)


Subordination, Authority, Psychotherapy: Mental Hygiene and Politics in Interwar Vienna


Simon Taylor (Columbia University New York)


Between Philosophy and Psychotherapeutics: Existential Analysis and the Birth of Anxiety




Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis


Susan Lamb (McGill University)


Importing, Appropriating, and Condemning Psychoanalysis: Adolf Meyer’s Use of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Technique at Johns Hopkins, 1913-1917


Felicity Callard (University of Durham)


The Consulting Room: Towards a Historical Geography of the Psychoanalytic Setting


Dee McQuillan (University College London)


James Strachey and the Usefulness of Psychoanalytic Technique




17.30 Conference Reception


Saturday 12th October




Therapeutics in the ‘60s and ‘70s


Peter Agulnik, Craig Fees, David Kennard, David Millard, & John Hall 


Harnessing personal experience in understanding the development of therapeutic communities and environments: an Oxford case history


Kateřina Lišková (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)


Everything for the Couple: Sex Therapy in Czechoslovakia during Normalization


Matei Iagher (University College London)


Ronald Sandison and the Use of LSD in Psychotherapy


Jelena Martinovic (University of Lausanne)


Bootstrappers Seeking to Understand Creativity: Experimental Science, Psychiatry and Cybernetics (1960-1970)


12.30-14.00 lunch




Keynote Lecture: Susan Hogan (University of Derby)


The History of Art Therapy in Britain




Art Therapies


Imogen Wiltshire (University of Birmingham)


On the Historical Origins of British Art Therapy: Arthur Segal, Painting and German Modernism


Cristina Hanganu-Bresch (University of the Sciences, Philadelphia)


The Proof is in the Brush-Stroke: Diagnosing and Treating Psychiatric Patients through Art


15.15-15.45 coffee break




New Paradigms in Modern Psychotherapy


Sonu Shamdasani (University College London)


Notes on Wellbeing in 20th Century Psychotherapy


Sarah Marks (University College London)


Rediscovering Pavlov: The Creation of Behavioural Therapies in Postwar Britain


Rachel Rosner (Independent Scholar)


To Manualize Psychotherapy: Aaron T. Beck and the Creation of the Manualized Treatment Protocol




Sunday 13th October




Transcultural and Extra-European Contexts


Roland Littlewood (University College London)


Anthropological Approaches and Transcultural Psychiatry


Martin Liebscher (University College London)


Analytical Psychology in Tel Aviv in the ’30s: The Controversy between Erich Neumann and Max M. Stern.


Debjani Das (Vidyasagar University, West Bengal)Treatment of ‘Insane’ in the


Asylums of Bengal in the Nineteenth Century: Therapy or Affliction?


Yu-Chuan Wu (Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan)


Psychotherapy at Home: Morita Therapy for Neurotic Disposition in Japan, 1919-1945


12.30-14.00 lunch




Concepts and Debates in Modern Psychotherapy


Stephanie Pache (University of Lausanne)


Feminist Therapy: How Feminism Shapes Psychotherapy


Ulrich Koch (Johns Hopkins University)


Cruel to be kind? The politics of professionalism and the controversies over therapists’ displays of emotions in the consulting room (ca. 1940-1980)


Andreas Sommer (University of Cambridge)


Discarnate Spirits as Pathogens and Cure in Modern Western Psychiatry


Conference end: 15.00

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When & Where

UCL Arts and Humanities Common Room, Foster Court (ground floor), Malet Place
Malet Place
WC1E London
United Kingdom

Friday, 11 October 2013 at 10:00 - Sunday, 13 October 2013 at 15:00 (BST)

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