6. Ludwig Binswanger
The Case of Ellen West
A Daseinsanalytic-Historical Symposium
90 Years after her Death
Inner Circle Seminar No. 162
Sunday 3 April 2011
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ludwig Binswanger (1881—1966) said ‘Ellen West’ (1944) was his ‘paradigm’ case. He claimed that his daseinsanalytic method, based on ‘love’, revealed that he was right to dismiss her as a hopeless case in 1921, and that her suicide a few days later was both an inevitable consequence of her ‘schizophrenia’ and the most ‘authentic’ act of her life.
Alice Holzhey-Kunz is a leading Swiss Daseinsanalyst, who studied and collaborated with Medard Boss, but whose thinking diverges from that of both Binswanger and Boss. She has edited, and written extensively on, Binswanger’s works, including the case of ‘Ellen West’.
Anthony Stadlen is an existential psychotherapist and the convenor of the Inner Circle Seminars. He has researched many of the canonical case studies of psychoanalysis, analytical psychology, Daseinsanalysis and existential analysis, including ‘Ellen West’.
Cost: Students £108, others £135, some bursaries; mineral water, coffee, tea, biscuits, liquorice allsorts included
Apply to: Anthony Stadlen, ‘Oakleigh’, 2A Alexandra Avenue, London N22 7XE
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