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R.D. Laing Institute — Keeping the world current on Laingian Psychology

Theodor Itten and Murray Gordon to speak in NY

September 21, 2012

A dialogical talk by Theodore Itten and Murray Graham Gordon “Imagine you freak out, come to the end of your tether, can’t hold it together anymore. Where would you go? Imagine you enter a way of being and experiencing the world, which other people call mad, and your nearest and dearest can’t cope with your […]

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LI Update

July 21, 2012

The LI is presently assembling its board of directors and formulating curriculum. The number of messages are appreciated. Please continue providing feedback.  The enthusiasm and outpouring of support is greatly appreciated here as well as on the other LI pages. Thank you!

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New Book: R.D. Laing: 50 Years Since ‘The Divided Self’

July 10, 2012

R.D. LAING: 50 years since ‘THE DIVIDED SELF’ Edited by Theodor Itten & Courtenay Young PCCS Books (2012) Ross-on-Wye Together with Courtenay Young, Editor of The International Journal of Psychotherapy, I have collected and edited this book. There are twenty four authors who joined in, and we begin our Introduction as follows: With this book, […]

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Introductory Statement

June 18, 2012

The R.D. Laing Institute (LI) is the new phenomenological psychoanalytic training institute located in Westlake Village, California. The LI is committed to preparing psychoanalytic candidates through on-site courses and our virtual campus to practice, publish, and actively participate in the global phenomenological psychoanalytic community. The LI welcomes the next generation of contemporary psychoanalysts. We invite […]

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The Legacy of R.D. Laing panel to speak on March 30th, 2012

February 19, 2012

The annual conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (Division 32 of the American Psychological Association) is hosting the ‘Legacy of R.D. Laing’ panel. Confirmed speakers on the panel are Drs. Theodor Itten, Andrew Feldmar, Daniel Burston, Dan Edmunds, Miles Groth, Matt Stichman, and Murray Gordon. The panel will speak on March 30, 2012 at […]

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The New R.D. Laing Institute

December 25, 2011

The R.D. Laing Institute (LI) is an organization committed to the research, discussion, practical application, and education founded on the work of Scottish psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Dr. R.D. Laing (1927-1989). The organization seeks also to further scholarship in the areas pertaining to Laingian psychology such as existential-phenomenology, depth psychology, humanistic psychology, critical psychiatry, and social […]

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