Abstract. Writing my book, The Rough Beast: Psychoanalysis in Everyday Life, was like a profound meditation on my craft. What did I have to say to an everyday, curious, suspicious reader about psychoanalysis? What were the most important things to describe - away from the jargon and over-intellectualising we can sometimes do? What is psychoanalysis (or less intensive analytically-based psychotherapy)? How does it work? Is there anything in it to offer other professionals, too?
Feb 1st, 2020
Ten Things I Love About Psychoanalysis (This lecture is taking place in Studio 1, not the usual Studio 3; they are next to each other)
Denise Cullington was lucky enough to train at the Tavistock Clinic and the Institute of Psychoanalysis, London. Her core profession was Clinical Psychology. Prior to that she lived and painted in the US and Puerto Rico.
Her first book, Breaking Up Blues (Routledge, 2008) "by far and away the very best I have ever read on the emotional and psychological cost of divorce. It …has the uncanny ability to cut right through to the heart of the issues. (Heiss, Amazon).
Her second book, The Rough Beast (Routledge, 2018 "so beautifully written some readers may find this book almost impossible to put down… this remarkable book calls out to be read and re-read. There will be more to find and to enjoy with each reading. It is so readily accessible, and yet much of it so profound" Patrick Casement.