The Psychoanalysis and Liberation Research Network is a platform for an on-going discussion of ways in which the practice and theory of psychoanalysis can contribute to human liberation today. What is the place of human liberation in psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice? Can and does psychoanalysis contribute to liberation? What role does the discourse of liberation play today, in mental health but also more widely in contemporary society and culture? These are some of the questions the Network will investigate by creating opportunities for dialogue, interdisciplinary connectivity and participatory inquiry between academics, clinicians, activists, artists and others with an interest in the work of liberation.
The network was set up by Maaike Engelen, Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, ACP and David Henderson, Senior lecturer, Centre for Psychoanalysis, Middlesex University; Psychoanalytic psychotherapist, AIP.