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Perspectives on the Oedipus Complex: Freud, Klein & Lacan

CPD Courses For Health Care Professionals | South Africa, Australia, Canada & The UK

Professor Don Carveth offers a fascinating talk about the Oedipus complex, a central organizing complex in Freudian and much of psychoanalytic thought. Prof. Carveth describes Freud’s concept of the Oedipus complex, and goes on to address key debates that have arisen related to the Oedipus complex, including: Is the Oedipus complex universal, or culturally specific? Is it fundamentally about lust, or is it about narcissistic desires to be at the centre? Carveth looks at how the Oedipus complex plays a central role in organizing psychic life, and considers how individuals reach optimal resolution of this complex. He brings in Kleinian thought, looking at how the Oedipus complex manifests in the paranoid-schizoid versus depressive positions. This is a very valuable talk for practitioners who conduct psychotherapy, and wish to assist clients with struggles around relationships which are related to early oedipal experiences. Prof. Carveth provides a framework to clinically formulate different manifestations of the Oedipus complex. 

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Giselle
The Oedipus Complex is a central concept in psychoanalytic thinking and any input on the topic is valuable. Prof. Carveth's lecture was extremely elucidating and given in a clear succinct manner that made it very enjoyable to listen to and to understand his point of view on the subject .
15 December, 2020
KS
Katharine
A very interesting and relevant topic.
29 November, 2020
JJ
Justine
very interesting
14 October, 2020
AR
Adina
Excellent speaker and important topic, thank you
06 October, 2020
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