AJA Tales: Memories, Ideas and Professional Politics.

january, 2017

10jan8:15 pm10:00 pmAJA Tales: Memories, Ideas and Professional Politics.1997 to 2017: the launch of AJA's 40th Anniversary year

Event Details

The evening will launch AJA’s 40th anniversary year which will be celebrated under the theme ‘Remembering & Forgetting’.

Martin Stone will introduce the guest speaker, our Honorary Member, Professor Andrew Samuels, whose talk is titled ‘AJA Tales: Memories, Ideas and Professional Politics.’

I was a trainee in the SAP in 1974 when the moves that led to the formation of AJA had really got under way. There was a very tense series of meetings during the IAAP Congress in London that year which I attended. Then I was in the room at the Congress of 1977 when the ‘Alternative Training’ was officially accepted by IAAP. Yes, I will talk about all of that. But, as an Honorary Member, I would like to say something about my professional perception of AJA, drawing on Gerhard’s amazing paper of 1971 ‘Analytical psychology and the principle of complementarity’. (It’s in Dynamics of the Self.) I will also ask for your participation is something experiential and interactive.

Andrew is an Honorary Member of AJA and a Training Analyst of SAP. Professor of Analytical Psychology at Essex. He was Honorary Secretary of IAAP. He was also Chair of UKCP. His many books have been translated into 21 languages and range from Jung and the Post-Jungians (1985) to A New Therapy for Politics? (2015). www.andrewsamuels.com

AJA Art 2017

Following Andrew Samuels’ talk and discussion, Lindsey Harris will launch AJA Art 2017. She will introduce the first of four exhibitions, spotlighting a wide variety of art, craft and photography, all made by AJA members and staff.

The image above is a detail from a painting by Lindsey Harris.


20:15 on tuesday, 10th january 2017 - 22:00 on tuesday, 10th january 2017


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