Mary Lynne Ellis’ book Time in Practice; Analytical Perspectives on the Times of our Lives (Karnac 2008) is an original exploration of the importance in the analytical relationship of an attentiveness to lived, conscious and unconscious experiences of time. In this workshop participants will use artwork to explore diverse interpretations of time in its continuities and discontinuities and in all its dimensions, past, present, and future.
The workshop will also include critical discussion of the explicit and implicit theories of time in the work of Freud, Jung, Klein and Winnicott. We will explore the contribution of modern European philosophers (Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, and Foucault) to psychoanalytic practices. In the light of their work we will reflect on how change occurs in the analytical relationship. The workshop is for art therapists, psychotherapists and counsellors (qualified and in training).
Mary Lynne Ellis (B.A. Art and Design, Dip. Art Therapy, Dip. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, M.A. Art Therapy, M.A Modern European Philosophy) is in private practice in North London. She has also worked in the NHS and the voluntary sector. With nearly 30 years’ experience as an art therapist and a psychotherapist, she teaches, supervises and is a training analyst for both art therapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy trainings in Britain.