General Psychoanalysis

The Institute of Psychoanalysis Audio-Visual Project:

This site contains short videos, often featuring interviews with analysts, on topics including: ‘What is Psychoanalysis?’, ‘British Psychoanalysis: Yesterday and Today’, ‘Training to be a Psychoanalyst’, ‘Encounters Through Generations’ (a short film about eminent psychoanalysts in conversation with a younger genertation of colleagues), and ‘Iago on the Couch’ (threatre practitioners and analysts discussing Shakespeare’s infamous villain).

The Freud Museum Lecture and Conference Podcast Archive:

Podcasts of a wide range of Freud Museum events can be found here for download, including for instance Lisa Appignanesi’s ‘All About Love – what can psychoanalysis tell us?’, Marina Warner’s ‘Family Romances: The Daughters of Eve, the Sisters of Cain’, Deborah Levy’s ‘The Lost Objects of Childhood’ and the 2012 conference on Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

In Our Time: Psychoanalysis and Its Legacy (1999):

A podcast of Melvyn Bragg’s BBC Radio 4 programme on the relevance of psychoanalysis at the end of the 20th century.

In Our Time: Psychoanalysis and Literature (2000):

A podcast of Melvyn Bragg’s BBC Radio 4 programme on the role of Freudian analysis in understanding literature.

‘Creation of a Self: Color & Trauma in the Life of a Child’ Public Forum:

This Forum was held in 1997, at the meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, to explore the powerful influence violence and trauma can have on the development of children of color, and the need for psychoanalysis to engage with the reality of racism and the way that racism violates our understanding of how children grow and develop.

‘Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Cultural, Racial, and Ethnic Diversity’ Bibliography:

A very useful bibliography of texts addressing the above issues, prepared by Salman Akhtar for the Committe on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CORED) of the American Psychoanalytic Association.