Sanity, Madness and the Family
40 Years On
Family 7: The Golds
Inner Circle Seminar No. 86
Sunday 13 March 2005
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thus, in 1964, R. D. Laing and Aaron Esterson introduced their great phenomenological descriptions of eleven families of ‘schizophrenics’. But forty years on, the ‘clinical viewpoint’ still reigns supreme. Is current work on families and ‘schizophrenia’ an existential retrogression? Eleven seminars, studying each family in depth, offer an unprecedented opportunity to explore this question.
You are welcome to attend any or all of the seminars.
The research was carried out by Aaron Esterson, who invented the method of phenomenological investigation of all subsets of a family.
Anthony Stadlen, existential psychotherapist and convenor of the Inner Circle Seminars, was a colleague of Aaron Esterson for many years, and continues Esterson’s method of social phenomenology in his own research and practice.
Venue: Room E, Acland Building, Regent’s College, London NW1 4NS
Apply to: Anthony Stadlen, 64 Dartmouth Park Road, London NW5 1S
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7485 3896 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org