Conversations on Embodiment

The Wilhelm Reich Center for the Study of Embodiment

Co-Directors: Jon Sletvold and Doris Brothers

and the 

William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy


“Conversations on Embodiment”

Inspired by the pioneering work of Wilhelm Reich and encouraged by the recent surge of interest in embodiment among clinicians, we are introducing an online forum for dialogues about the ways in which embodiment affects the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

A wide range of approaches to embodiment have emerged in the last two decades leading us to believe that a “turn toward embodiment” is underway. In the interest of furthering this turn we offer a format that differs from what is usual at psychoanalytic meetings. Rather than featuring a paper by a specific theorist or clinician followed by discussions, each event will center around a specific topic. Speakers from around the world, each of whom employs a different perspective on embodiment, will be invited to participate in a roundtable conversation of the topic.  Participants will then be asked to join the conversations.