“Being and becoming” in D.W. Winnicott’s metapsychology

Nov 10, 2017

Lecture by Irish clinical and counseling psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, Margaret Boyle Spelman…

Lecture by Irish psychologist and psychotherapist, Margaret Boyle Spelman

On the occasion of the Greek edition of D. W. Winnicott’s Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment, Margaret Boyle Spelman's address attempts to revisit the notion of “being and becoming” as a continuum, from the growth of a boundary during the stage of absolute dependence to the nature of the “distance between” in the stage of relevant dependence. By means of numerous examples, alternating between analytical procedure and maternal engagement, emphasis is placed on the role of the facilitating environment in the maturational processes of both the baby and the patient.

The lecture is delivered in English featuring a projection of the lecturer’s speech in Greek. Psychologist Marianthi Kalatzi comments and psychoanalyst (SPF) Thanassis Hatzopoulos coordinates the event.

Margaret Boyle Spelman is a clinical and counseling psychologist and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She has worked for three decades as a clinical psychologist in the Irish Health Services with particular interest in the areas of early intervention, early parenting, and learning disabilities.  Three of her books on D. W. Winnicott have been published by Karnac Books: Winnicott’s Babies and Winnicott’s Patients: Psychoanalysis as transitional space (2013), The Evolution of Winnicott’s Thinking: Examining the growth of psychoanalytic thought over three generations (2013) and The Winnicott Tradition (2014).



Organizer Greek team of International Winnicott Association, Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College (HAEC), Gavrielides Books, Epekeina Editions
Venue Hellenic American Union Theater
Start Date 10/11/2017
End Date 10/11/2017
Starting Time 19:00
Type Talk - Presentation
Participants Margaret Boyle Spelman, Marianthi Kalatzi, Thanassis Hatzopoulos
Languages: EN
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2017/11/13 - 12:56:13



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