WELCOME TO THE SA PSYCHOANALYTIC CONFEDERATION
This site is for professionals and the public. Here you will find upcoming psychoanalytic events and can explore resources that are available in your area (e.g. lectures, reading groups and training programs) and on the internet (be sure to see the on-line resources tab above).
SAPC POCKET DIRECTORY
The SAPC is a confederation of 47 different groups with over 550 members. This booklet showcases the rich and varied work of SAPC members and the impact and reach that psychoanalytic thinking can have across all levels of mental health care.
2015 EXCO MEMBERS
Chair: Irene Chait , National Rep/Communications: Nicola Dugmore, Registrar: Geordie Pilkington, Treasurer: Linda Rudenberg , Diversity: Matshidiso Maseko , Media: Dain Peters , Secretary Simona Maraschin , Ethics Julie Green , Communications: Michelle Scott, Advocacy: Vacant
Couple Therapy Course by Ian Donald and Stanley Singer
Date: April 2015
Cost: R250 per session, fortnightly seminars
What is a mind?
This question has perplexed philosophers, scientists, historians and ordinary people across time and cultures.
While advances in the medical understanding of how the brain functions can shed light on neurological functions and disorders, the essential question of what the mind is speaks to a different problem.
This problem cannot be answered by a purely scientific understanding of the brain, nor by a purely philosophical or psychological approach. Many disciplines have attempted to address the question’, resulting in multiple and sometimes antithetical answers.
New understandings of the mind
On this course, Professor Mark Solms, Chair of Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town, will adopt a multidisciplinary approach.
He will bring in perspectives from a range of disciplines, to explore four specific aspects of the mind- subjectivity, intentionality, consciousness and agency. Together, these will help us think about the fundamental questions: what it is to be a mind, why we have a mind and what it feels like to have a mind.
This course will give you the opportunity to purchase a Statement of Participation.