Burgh House Lecture – Adam Phillips

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MULTI-LINGUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY CENTRE

BURGH HOUSE LECTURE

‘ON TRANSLATING MYSELF’

By

ADAM PHILLIPS

SATURDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2002

In this forthcoming Burgh House Lecture Adam Phillips the distinguished writer, broadcaster and child psychotherapist will, through his seductive use of language and his radical ideas on contingency and the pleasures of uncertainty, explore his Jewish childhood in Wales and his journey to London.

Adam Phillips was Principal Child Psychotherapist at Charing Cross hospital. He is a member of the Guild of Psychotherapists and author of the highly acclaimed  ‘On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored’, ‘Terrors and Experts’, ‘On Flirtation’, ‘Winnicott’, ‘The Electrified Tightrope’, ‘Selected Psychoanalytic Papers of Michael Eigen’, ‘The Beast in the Nursery’ and his latest book, ‘Houdini’.

Christopher Bollas has said of Adam Phillips, ‘He is the great doubter, debunker and blurrer of boundaries, and in this charmingly anecdotal vein, draws us deftly into what seems to us from the outside, the dogmatic solemn world apart that his profession…. The writing has the unaffected grace that comes over writers when they are not ‘writing’ but simply trying urgently to put down an idea that matters to them’.

Venue:     Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead, London NW3

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