2023 FREUD CONFERENCE
We are pleased to advise that The Freud Conference will again be a live conference as we are returning to the Melbourne Brain Centre on Saturday June 17.
08.30 – 09.00 Registration & Coffee/Tea
09.00 – 09.10 Christine Hill
Welcome & Acknowledgement of Indigenous Presence
09.10 – 09.20 Prologue: Timothy Keogh
On Essential Points of Psychoanalytic Listening
09.20 – 10.45 Chair: Timothy Keogh
CRAIG SAN ROQUE
An OLDER VOICE – Things I heard in Warlpiri Country
This session, on experiences of listening in ‘crossover spaces’, draws upon Freud’s notion of unconscious intensities arising in relationships. I begin by acknowledging specific Central Australian Indigenous men/women who worked to maintain mutually beneficial good order between ‘black and white’ (kardia and yapa). I then track personal psychological moments revealing challenges, mistakes and subliminal illuminations arising through attentive listening within Warlpiri relations.
10.45 – 11.15 Morning tea
11.15 – 12.45 Chair: Timothy Keogh
OPENING UP THE STORY: FROM SOUL MURDER TO SOUL MAKING ON ANCESTRAL LANDS
I draw on the psychoanalytic work of Creating A Safe Supportive Environment, CASSE, and the voices of the youth in Central Australia. I show how CASSE attempts to transform soul murder into soul making on ancestral lands. I use the work of Winnicott, Williams & Ogden who have written about the essence of authenticity, which is the inviolate homeland for the sacred.
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Chair: Eve Steel
PAMELA NATHAN, CRAIG SAN ROQUE, KEN LECHLEITNER PANGARTE, CHRIS CROKER, MELINDA HINKSON and TIMOTHY KEOGH
VOICES IN LAW
This session brings to your attention intercultural responsibility, accountability and the uses of law and culture. Three speakers, personally involved in such matters reflect upon social obligation, cultural morality, gender relations, care for country, crime and settlement – as understood from Australian and Indigenous law perspectives.
Confusions in truth, right conduct, basic trust and law are revealed in the current Yuendumu/ Walker Coronial Inquiry. Such confusion has psychological consequences. The case strikes at the heart.
In Voices in Law we acknowledge intercultural unconscious intensities arising in ‘black/white’ relations, bringing to light passions, histories, solutions and potentials.
15.30 – 15.50 Afternoon break
15.50 – 16.50 OPEN FORUM Facilitated by Rob Gordon
16.50 – 17.00 Epilogue: Timothy Keogh
Reflections on Listening to Indigenous Voice/s
17.00 – 18.00 Drinks & finger food – a time for post conference discussion
Readings Bookstall will be available at the Conference
Freud Conference Committee
Chris Hill (AAGP)
Roslyn Glickfield (APAS)
Maryana Podreka (AAGP)
Gurli Hughes (Administrative Manager)
Damien Pierce (Media and Design)