Squiggle Online: Madeleine Davies Lecture 2020

Saturday 28th November, 2020

10:00 am





Geraldine Shipton & Jennifer Johns

10:00 – 12:40, Saturday 28th November


Geraldine Shipton is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and a former Senior Lecturer in Psychotherapeutic Studies at the University of Sheffield. She has an interest in the relationship between the mind and the body, including psychosomatic illness and eating disorder. Her publications include: ‘Working with Eating Disorders’: a Psychoanalytic Approach’ (2004). She lives in Sheffield where she has a private practice.

Jennifer Johns is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and a former Director and Chair of Trustees of the Squiggle Foundation. Her publications include Within Time and Beyond Time: A Festschrift for Pearl King (2001) (ed) & The Ailment and Other Psychoanalytic Essays (1989) (ed).. Listen to her BBC World Service interview of 13th November 2020 Witness History: The Good-Enough Mother.

The morning will begin with the speakers’ presentations which will consider current thinking about the clinical manifestations and implications of countertransference and after a short break there will be the opportunity for audience questions and contributions.

Tickets & further information:


Squiggle Members: Free

Non-members: £10.00

Students: £5.00

Bookings close Thursday 26th November

The Madeleine Davis Lecture is an annual Squiggle public lecture established in 1991 to honour the work of Madeleine Davis. During the last quarter of her life, in addition to her own clinical work and writing, Madeleine Davis had been deeply engaged with ensuring that the comprehensive editing and publication of Winnicott’s work was continued and completed. She co-authored Boundary and Space: An Introduction to the Work of D.W. Winnicott and was co-editor of Home is where We Start from: Essays by a Psychoanalyst and Psycho-Analytic Explorations.
A bequest to Squiggle from Margaret Little’s estate has made it possible to offer this study morning at a reduced fee. Margaret Little (1901-1994), physician and psychoanalyst, was a key figure in the development of the Independent Group in psychoanalysis. She challenged the previous understanding of inhibitions in free associative processes and placed particular emphasis on appreciating the clinical implications of countertransference for both patient and analyst. Her major publication is Transference Neurosis and Transference Psychosis. Toward Basic Unity. (1981) which contains seminal work on this complex area. Further details about her are available at https://www.psychoanalytikerinnen.de/greatbritain_biographies.html