Apocalyptic Times and the Missing Debate - Jonathan Sklar, LRCP, MRCS, MBBS, FRCPsych, TQAP (Live)

February 10, 2023


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The tradition of Apocalyptic prophecy developed in the Middle Ages, first by Jewish and later Christians ‘consoles, fortified and asserted themselves when confronted by the threat.' Messianism and debates about the Antichrist were further developed during the Crusades. Later the good-bad dichotomy was enacted by the thousands of penitents masochistically scourging themselves across Europe as well as the Torquemadian sadistic persecutions. Yet all the major European powers used such cruel displays as it was socially, politically, and economically expedient to those in power. Unconscious manifestations of human cruelties find expressions in society and very often such matters are reframed, covered over, and even believed to be ideal states of humanitysuch as ‘religious goodness.'

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02/10/2023 - 6:30pm EST
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Jonathan Sklar, LRCP, MRCS, MBBS, FRCPsych, TQAP, is an Independent training analyst and fellow in the British Psychoanalytical Society (BPAS), and has worked in private practice for over thirty years. He began his career as a psychiatrist, later training in psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic and in psychoanalysis at the Institute of Psychoanalysis (IoPA). He carried out his psychiatric training at the Royal Free and Friern Barnet hospitals, and later spent a dozen years as a consultant psychotherapist and Head of Department at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge. He has been on the board of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) since 2015.

Sklar has lectured, supervised and taught in the Serbian, Moscow, Polish, Czech, Romanian and Croatian Analytic Societies as well as the Psychoanalytic Institute of Eastern Europe (PIEE). Since 2008, he has also taught psychoanalysts and psychotherapists termly in Chicago. For several years, he taught a course on the work of Sándor Ferenczi on the Psychoanalytic MSc at University College London. Other subjects of his writing and teaching include trauma, regression, psychosomatics, psychosis, and psychoanalytic assessment.

Austen Riggs Center Inc. confirms that Jonathan Sklar, LRCP, MRCS, MBBS, FRCPsych, TQAP, nor anyone involved in the planning of the CME event, has disclosed a potential conflict of interest. 

The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent the official policy or position of the Austen Riggs Center. 


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