Tuesday 4 January 2011

Existential Pioneers. 6. Binswanger on ‘Ellen West’. Holzhey-Kunz & Stadlen conduct Inner Circle Seminar 162 (3 April 2011)

Ludwig Binswanger

Existential Pioneers

6. Ludwig Binswanger
The Case of Ellen West
A Daseinsanalytic-Historical Symposium
90 Years after her Death

Alice Holzhey-Kunz
Anthony Stadlen


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’.

Venue: Durrants Hotel, 26–32 George Street, Marylebone, London W1H 5BJ (http://www.durrantshotel.co.uk/)
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
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8888 6857 E-mail: stadlen@aol.com
For further information on seminars, visit: http://anthonystadlen.blogspot.com/

The Inner Circle Seminars were founded by Anthony Stadlen in 1996 as an ethical, existential, phenomenological search for truth in psychotherapy. They have been kindly described by Thomas Szasz as ‘Institute for Advanced Studies in the Moral Foundations of Human Decency and Helpfulness’. But they are independent of all institutes, schools and colleges.

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