Wednesday 9 January 2002

Boss: Sexual Perversions. Inner Circle Seminars Existential Apprenticeship (Autumn 2002)

Inner Circle Seminars
Existential Apprenticeship

First Term: Autumn 2002 (Wednesday evenings)
Medard Boss: The Meaning and Content of Sexual Perversions (1947)

This is a unique venture in existential psychotherapy training. It may complement existing training, or help qualified psychotherapists to deepen their knowledge and improve their practice.
The heart of the training is the ethical, existential, phenomenological exploration of a ‘canon’ of more than one hundred case studies, some classic, some less well known. The spirit of the training is the existential principle that theory, in its original Greek meaning, is contemplation of practice. Existential training will, therefore, include as a central component, in addition to personal analysis and supervision, critical contemplation of the practice of leading practitioners, as recorded in their case studies, or in autobiographical accounts by clients.
The first term’s seminars, conducted by Anthony Stadlen, are devoted to a rigorous study of Medard Boss’s ‘daseinsanalytic’ case studies in his 1947 book on sexual ‘perversions’. (Boss’s book was written under the influence of his personal relationship with Binswanger and, especially from the second edition on, with Heidegger.)
1. 2 October Introduction
2. 9 October ‘Fetishist’ Konrad Schwing
3. 16 October ‘Coprophiliac’ Rico Daterra
4. 23 October ‘Kleptomaniac’ Erika Pe├čner
5 . 30 October ‘Voyeur and exhibitionist’ Eugen Sommer
6. 6 November ‘Sado-masochist’ Erich Klotz
7. 13 November ‘Psychoneurotic-homosexual woman’ Bruna Tedeschi
8. 20 November ‘Psychotic homosexual’ Josef Wernle
9. 27 November ‘“Constitutionally” homosexual woman’ Claudine Anderson
10. 4 December Reflections

Seminars on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Venue: Regent’s College Conference Centre, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NS
Cost: students £29 per seminar, £252 per term; others £38 per seminar, £315 per term Parking is free in the Inner Circle after 6.30 p.m. Baker Street underground is ten minutes’ walk. Breastfeeding mothers and babies are welcome in the seminars. There is access for people with disabilities. Delicious refreshments will be provided without charge during the break.
Apply to: Anthony Stadlen, 64 Dartmouth Park Road, London NW5 1SN Tel: +44 (0) 20 7485 3896 E-mail:

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