Eve Watson PhD – Director of Research and Lecturer
Eve Watson, MICP, RegPract/Full Member APPI, Assoc. Mem. IGAS) has been working in Psychotherapy practice, academia, research, writing and professional organisational work for two decades.
Eve has an MSc. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from UCD at the School of Psychotherapy, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, and subsequently a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from UCD. She is a co-director of a Dublin City Centre practice where she works as a clinician and supervisor.
She has published over thirty essays on sexuality, psychoanalysis, film, culture and literature, has held various journal editorship roles and sits on several international journal editorial boards. Recent published essays are on the literature of Sebald, Tóibín, groups and communality, women and reproduction in Ireland, von Trier’s film Melancholia and transgenderism. Since 2016, she is the Editor of Lacunae, the International journal for Lacanian Psychoanalysis. Her co-edited book is Clinical Encounters in Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Practice and Queer Theory (2017, Punctum), and she is editing two book collections, one on the drive and the other on Freud’s case studies in contemporary contexts. In 2022, she was the Erikson Scholar-in-Residence at the Austen Riggs Centre, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, a psychiatric hospital and in-patient centre.
She was formerly Director of Psychotherapy programs at Independent College Dublin and is currently the Course Director of the Freud Lacan Institute, Dublin. She has served on various organisational committees and boards including the Executive and Scientific Committees of APPI. She regularly presents at conferences and seminars in Ireland and abroad and organises conferences and seminars including an international conference on James Joyce’s writing at the Museum of Literature Ireland in 2022 and seminars on autism and ethics in 2023.
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- MSc. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- MAPPI, Assoc. Mem. IGAS