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Convened by Dr Noreen Giffney (Lecturer in Counselling at Ulster University/ Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist) and Dr Eve Watson (Psychoanalytic Practitioner, Dublin) in collaboration with Mr Ivan Ward (Deputy Director of the Freud Museum).

The event brings together psychoanalytic clinicians, artists and academic researchers to think about the enduring influence of Sigmund Freud’s ‘Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality’ (1905) on contemporary clinical, societal and cultural understandings of sexuality.

The event will focus on the following three questions:

  1. What is the influence of Sigmund Freud’s ‘Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality’ on contemporary clinical psychoanalytic practice and psychosocial considerations of sexuality?
  2. What might clinical psychoanalysis learn from queer theories of sexuality?
  3. What do we mean when we speak of ‘experience’ and ‘encounter’ within the context of practice and theory?

The event has been awarded 6.5 CPD points by the Psychoanalytic Section of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) for clinicians who attend.

The event is sponsored by the Freud Museum, Psychoanalysis +, the Centre for Media Research at Ulster University, and the College of Psychoanalysts — UK.

Registration will open in late November/early December and will be via the Freud Museum. Tickets are £70 (full fee)/ £50 (reduced fee)/ £45 members of the Freud Museum. We expect the event to book out very quickly when registration opens. To join the mailing list to be informed as soon as registration opens, email

The 15 invited speakers are:

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Saturday 24 February

9am to 5.15pm

The Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX

Noreen Giffney

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