Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 199–204 | Cite as

Turning Psychosocial? Towards a UK Network

  • Wendy HollwayEmail author
Field Note


This is a report of a 2-day meeting to explore the potential of establishing a British network of academics who share a psychosocial approach to teaching, research and application. I summarize the background to the event, its programme and the key themes for small group discussion and plenary group sessions. It was based on the principles of maximizing dialogue using minimal structure and supporting reflexivity in the pursuit of its tasks and in the recognition of differences and similarities. The report ends by considering some of the differences and similarities between this UK group and my experience of the annual APCS meetings.


psychosocial network individual–society dualism interdisciplinary social science object relations reflexivity 

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© Palgrave Macmillan Ltd 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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