Lowe, Frank speaker

The unanalysed race complex and its implications for psychoanalytic training organisations, psychotherapists and their patients [DVD] - London, Tavistock Clinic, 2017 - 1 video disc (approx 80 min) - Scientific Meeting of the Tavistock Centre and Portman Clinic 13th February .

Copyright Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Copying of this recording is striclty prohibited. Frank Lowe is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and Head of Social Work Adult Services and the Adolescent & Young Adult Service at the Tavistock Clinic. He has published several papers on race and psychotherapy and edited 'Thinking Space: Promoting thinking about race, culture and diversity in Psychotherapy and beyond, Karnac 2013. He was given an award for Psychoanalysis and Diversity by the British Psychoanalytic Council in 2015 for establishing 'Tottenham Thinking Space' - an open therapeutic group for Tottenham residents following the 2011 riots

Psychoanalytic and Systemic Therapists have for many years worked closely as clinicians and researchers at the Tavistock Clinic, yet debate between their different theoretical perspectives, for example at Scientific Meetings, is less frequent. Shakespeare's plays, containing, like Cleopatra herself, "an infinite variety" offer fertile ground for such debates. At this meeting we propose to bring together, in dialogue, contrasting psychoanalytic and systemic approaches to the play. In what way, Margaret and Michael Rustin will ask, does a psychoanalytic perspective offer any distinctive insight into the meaning of the play? Gwyn Daniel will interrogate how a systemic approach can provide connections between the play's multiple levels. All three of the speakers believe it is beneficial for similarities and differences between approaches so central to the Trust's work to be more actively and creatively explored.

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