This is The Harry Guntrip Psychotherapy Trust Spring Conference. The symposium will continue to explore the relations between mind and body following on from the successful collaboration with Phoenix Dance last Autumn. This time it will be considering the psychological significance of sport, its unconscious dynamics and its emotional impact.
Chairs & Speakers
Susanna Bailey is a psychoanalyst and Member of the Institute of Psychoanalysis
who works in private practice in Leeds. She contributes to the further development of
psychoanalysis in the regions through the Regional Developmental Committee of the
Institute and the Harry Guntrip Trust. She is a mountaineer and cyclist and a football
widow on Saturday afternoons.
Michael Brearley is a psychoanalyst, Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis and a
sports journalist. He studied philosophy at Cambridge University at undergraduate
and post-graduate level while pursuing a career as a County cricketer with
Middlesex. As England captain he won 17 of 31 games, losing only 4, an outstanding
record that has only recently been bettered, and captained England to the Cricket
World Cup in 1979. Brearley's extraordinary impact on the demoralised England
team during the 1981 Ashes series is regarded as one of the greatest feats of
sporting psychology of all time. He was awarded the OBE in 1978 and published The
Art of Captaincy in 1985. From 2008 – 2010 he was President of the British
Psychoanalytical Society. He works in private practice in London, and teaches and
writes on psychoanalysis.
Leon Kleimberg is a training analyst at The Institute of Psychoanalysis and works in
full-time private practice in London, and is a visiting lecturer at the Tavistock Clinic
Adult Department. He has published papers in the UK and abroad in areas of
psychoanalysis and creativity, psychoanalysis and psychopathology and
psychoanalysis and immigration. A promising player in his youth, whose career was
cut short by injury, he is the author of a paper on psychoanalysis and football which
he presented alongside former footballer Trevor Brooking at the Freud Museum
conference ‘Football Passions’ in 1998. In 2011 he appeared with Michael Brearley
in a forum on Sport and Psychoanalysis hosted by the British Psychoanalytic Society
at the Science Museum in London.
David Riley is a psychoanalyst, Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis and a
graduate of the Tavistock Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training. He recently
completed six years as the Chair of Ethics of the BPC. He is a climber of some
years’ experience. During the late 60s and early 70s he pioneered, with various
partners, new climbs, both in summer and winter, in different parts of Britain and first
and early ascents in the Italian Dolomites. In 1970 he co-published the first rock
climbing guide to Cheddar Gorge. He continues to climb but is currently running out
of people his own age to climb with and has returned to cycling. In 1963 he rode for
the Universities Athletics Union Road Racing Team and was Universities' 25 mile
Time Trial champion.
Vic Sedlak is a Training Analyst for the Institute of Psychoanalysis and has been
centrally involved in the development of psychoanalysis in the North of England –
including the forthcoming Northern Training – and in Poland. He is a keen
competitive cyclist, a climber and hill walker and a passionate football supporter.
Full details and booking information are in the attached document