Lecture History

Since 1997, MLPC has convened lectures and workshops on the theme of multilingualism in psychotherapy. Lectures were initially held in Burgh House, before moving to Friends’ House and finally on the Freud Museum, in London.


Burgh House Lecture
“Mixed Marriages and Tongue-Tied Children?” by Leila Collins and Geri Dogmetchi
October  1999


Burgh House Lecture
“The Language of Social Dreaming”, by Dr Gordon Lawrence
February 2000


Burgh House Lecture
“Remembering the Father-Tongue: Transferences of a Ferenczi Translator”, by Dr Julia Borossa
June 2000


Burgh House Lecture
“Working Therapeutically with Survivors of Torture”, By Helen Bamber
October 2000


Burgh House Lecture
“Is there a Universal Mode of Thinking, Feeling and Being?”, by Dr Alejandro Reyes
March 2001


Burgh House Lecture
“On Translating Myself”, by Adam Phillips
February 2002


Burgh House Lecture
“Culture and Language in Therapy: On Not Taking Words Too Seriously”, by Dr Begum Maitra
June 2002


Burgh House Lecture
“Trauma, Genocide and Psychotherapy”, by Ruth Barnett
October 2002


Burgh House Lecture
“Refugee trauma – dislocation of meaning”, by Miranda Alcock
February 2003


Burgh House Lecture
“On Translating Emotion”, by Dr Richard Carvalho
June 2003


Burgh House Lecture
“Lost for Words: Pseudo-Esperanto in the Therapy Room”, by Valerie Sinason, February 2004


Burgh House Lecture
“Going Back: Going Forward”, by Franca Rubini
June 2004

Burgh House Lecture
“Return to Berlin: My Forbidden Mother tongue”, by Edna Sovin
October 2004


Burgh House Lecture
“George Mikes: the Story of a Friendship”, by Marietta Marcus
October 2005

Friends House Lecture
“Once Upon a Silence”, by Giselle China
February 2006


Friends House Lecture
“From Silence to Dissonance, From Dissonance to Harmony”, by Cédric Bouët-Willaumez
October 2008

MLPC Workshop
“Mind the Gap: Clinical Practice in a Multilingual Context”, by Cédric Bouët-Willaumez
September 2011


Freud Museum Lecture
“In Search of the Mother-tongue in the Language of Exile”, by Ali Zarbafi
October 2012

MLPC Film and Discussion
“The Healing Power of Language”, by Judith Elkan
June 2013


Freud Museum Lecture
“Silence Lends Integrity to Speech: Transcending the Opposites of Speech and Silence in the Analytic Dialogue”, by Anna Bravesmith
March 2013


MLPC MORNING WORKSHOP
“The Dream of Home”
Social Dreaming and Group Discussion
June 2014


Freud Museum Lecture
“Different Workings with Difference”, by Patricia Gorringe
March 2015