on the Unhoused Mind
Lecture with June M Campbell,
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, SAPP
Saturday 16 March 2019, 13:30 - 15:00
(No cost for HDS and SAPP members. If SAPP members wish to attend, please email to secure your place)
In turbulent times, the most vulnerable in society fall prey to external conditions where containment of their needs, anxieties, and fears is barely achievable. In this lecture, (and drawing on her chapters in a new collection of papers, Psychoanalytic thinking on the unhoused mind), June M Campbell reflects on the place of psychoanalytic thought in providing fresh insight into mental disturbance (the unhoused mind) and its effect on others. The dynamics of both physical and psychological dislocations in space are discussed, taking into account our deeply held notions of what it means to feel ‘at home’.
June M Campbell is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist who worked for many years in the NHS, during which time her remit involved outreach work in the wider community, including collaborative work with the Edinburgh Housing Department in a pilot project focussed on homelessness in the city. She ran the Childhood Sexual Abuse Service at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for ten years, which included consultation to a wide range of professionals in various community settings. June currently works in private practice.
Artist - Kate Charlesworth