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Lithuanian Group Analytic Society invites you to meet distinguished group analyst Earl Hopper (UK) and colleagues from all over the world in its traditional summer conference. Together we will explore unconscious processes in groups and society during 4 lectures presented by our honorable guest E. Hopper, will share our thoughts and ideas in small discussion groups, and will experience those processes ourselves in the large group, conducted by Milda Autukaite (Lithuania) and Uri Levin (Israel).

SOCIAL UNCONSCIOUS International Summer Conference of Lithuanian Group Analytic Society 25-26 June, 2021 _________________________________________________

PROGRAMME:

Friday, June 25

14.00 – 14.15 Welcome and lntroduction
14.15 – 15.00 Lecture 1. E.Hopper
AN INTROOUCTION TO THE THEORY AND CONCEPT OF THE SOCIAL UNCONSCIOUS
15.00 – 15.15 Questions and Answers
15.00 – 15.45 Break
15.45 – 16.30 Lecture 2. E.Hopper
SOCIAL UNCONSCIOUS IN CLINICAL WORK
16.30 – 16.45 Questions and Answers
16.45 – 17.15 Break
17.15 – 18.15 Small Discussion Group
18.30 – 20.00 Large Group, conductors:
Milda Autukaite (Lithuania)- organizational psychologist. leadership and organizational development consultant.
Uri Levin (Israel) – clinical psychologist. group analyst and organizational consultant.

Saturday, June 26

10.00 – 10.45 Lecture 3. E.Hopper
TRAUMA AND INCOHESION IN THE UNCONSCIOUS LIFE OF GROUP
10.45 – 11.00 Questions and Answers
11.00 – 11.30 Break
11.30 – 12.15 Lecture 4. E.Hopper
SCAPEGOATING PROCESSES IN SOCIETY ANO COVID, SYNDEMIC’
12.15 – 12.30 Questions and Answers
12.30 – 13.00 Break
13.00 – 14.00 Small Discussion Group
14.15 – 15.45 Large Group, conductors Milda Autukaite and Uri Levin
15.45 – 16.00 Closing Discussion

(Note: time is scheduled according to EET – Eastern European Time).

Earl Hopper, PhD, is a psychoanalyst. group analyst. certified group therapist, and organisational consultant in private practice in London. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, an Honorary Member of the Group Analytic Society lnternational. and an Honorary Member of the lnstitute of Group Analysis. he is a supervisor and training analyst for many psychotherapy associations in England. He is a former President of the lnternational Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP). and a former Chairman of the Association of lndependent Psychoanalysts of the British Psychoanalytical Society. The author and editor of many books and articles in psychoanalysis, group analysis, and sociology, he is the editor of the New lnternational Library of Group Analysis for Routledge.

Earl Hopper on the topics of four lectures of this Conference:

“In the first two of this series of lectures I will considerthe contemporary concept and theory of the social unconscious in Foulkesian Group Analysis with respect to the sociality of human nature and the matrix of social systems. 1 will then focus on the concept and theory of the tripartite matrix as the hallmark of Foulkesian Group Analysis as a clinical discipline, and will illustrate this with clinical data.

In the third lecture I will outline mytheory of lncohesion:
Aggregation/Massification as the fourth basic assumption in the unconscious lite of social systems. In this lecture I will specify sorne of the socio cultural manifestations of the fear of annihilation within the dimensions of the tripartite matrix.

In the final lecture I will consider fundamentalism and scapegoating as the twin pillars of massification, and offer sorne speculations about scapegoating that might help us understand more fully the unconscious connections between the Covid pandemic, Black Lives Matter Movement, ande ven sorne kinds of terrorism.”

 

Reading List

Far those who would like to read about the matters covered in these tour lectures, either before or after the lectures themselves, please see the following:

Lectures 1 and 2:
1) Hopper, E. (2003a). The Social Unconscious: Selected Papers. London:Jessica Kingsley.
2) Hopper, E. (2018). “Notes” on the concept of the social unconscious in Group Analysis. Group, 42, 2, 99-118.
3) Hopper, E. & Weinberg, H. (Eds.) (2011). The Social Unconscious in Persons, Groups and Societies: Volume 1: MainlyTheory. London: Karnac.
4) Hopper, E. & Weinberg, H. (Eds.) (2016). The Social Unconscious in Persons, Groups and Societies: Volume 2: Mainly Foundation Matrices. London: Karnac.
5) Hopper, E. & Weinberg, H. (Eds.) (2017). The Social Unconscious in Persons, Groups and Societies: Volume 3:The Foundation Matrix Extended and Re-configured. London: Karnac.

Lectures 3 and 4:
1) Hopper, E. (2003b). Traumatic Experience in the Unconscious Lite of Groups. London: Jessica Kingsley.
2) Hopper, E. (2009). The theory of the basic assumption of lncohesion: Aggregation/Massification ar (ha) l:A/M British Journal of Psychotherapy, 25,2, 214-229.
3) Hopper, E. (Ed.) (2012). Trauma and Organisations. London: Karnac.
4) Hopper, E. (2014). The theory of lncohesion: Aggregation/Massification as the fourth basic assumption in the unconscious lite of groups and group-like social systems. In L. Auestad (Ed.) Nationalism and the Body Politic: Psychoanalysis and the Rise of Ethnocentrism and Xenophobia. London: Karnac.
5) Hopper, E. (2019). “Notes” on the theory of the fourth basic assumption in the unconscious lite of groups and group-like social systems – lncohesion: Aggregation/Massification ar (ha) l:A/M. Group, 43, 1. 9-17.

Registration and payment

  • Registration fee – 70 euros
    for members of LGAS – 50 euros.
    Registration will be confirmed after the payment.
  • Registration fee has to be paid to:

SEB bank, AB, account No LT09 7044 0600 0137 9470
Bank address: Gedimino ave. 12, LT-01103 Vilnius, SWIFT: CBVILT 2X
Beneficiary: Lithuanian Group Analyic Society

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