Monday, 1 April 1996

‘The Stones Speak!’ Inner Circle Seminar 1 (21 April 1996)

‘THE STONES SPEAK!

FREUDS SEDUCTION THEORY
AND THE BIRTH OF PSYCHOANALYSIS

21 APRIL 1896 – 21 APRIL 1996

ANTHONY STADLEN
CONDUCTS
AN ALL-DAY SEMINAR
ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF FREUD’S DOUBLE ANNOUNCEMENT
OF THE ‘SEDUCTION THEORY’ AND OF ‘PSYCHOANALYSIS’
TO THE SOCIETY FOR PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGY IN VIENNA

Sunday 21 April 1996
Morning 10-1 Afternoon 2-5

Freud in his lecture of 21 April 1896 announced a new method: ‘psychoanalysis’. He claimed it revealed ‘repressed’ memories of childhood sexual abuse in 100% of adult ‘hysterics’. This was his ‘seduction theory’.

Anthony Stadlen has for nearly two decades conducted historical research on Freud’s case-histories. He will present some of his unpublished research findings and invite the seminar to discuss what light they throw on Freud’s seduction theory and subsequent retraction. He will invite participants to join him in examining false reasoning both in Freud and in the later literature on the seduction theory. He will propose for discussion an existential seduction theory renewing Freud’s vision a hundred years later.

‘The authority on Freud’s original seduction” theory, its genesis and its ultimate fate, is surely Anthony Stadlen of the Freud Museum in London.’

John Kerr (1993) A Most Dangerous Method

Anthony Stadlen is an existential analyst in private practice. His research on the paradigm cases of psychoanalysis and existential analysis is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Essex and supported by the Nuffield Foundation. He teaches and supervises on the M.A. and Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy at Regent’s College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling; at the London Centre for Psychotherapy; and at the Association of Independent Psychotherapists. He is a former Research Fellow of the Freud Museum, London.

Venue:
School of Psychotherapy and Counselling
Regent’s College
Inner Circle
Regent’s Park
London NW1 4NS
Telephone: 0171 487 7406

Cost: £51.50 (£41.20 for RSPC students)
Early enrolment is recommended as numbers are limited
Anthony Stadlen may be contacted at 0171 485 3896

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