Press release: Fourth award of the Jan Lee Arts Prize
Jan Lee Arts Prize for the best paper published in UK psychoanalytic and
Jungian analytic Journals in 2009-2010 that demonstrates a creative approach
to the arts from an analytic perspective was awarded to:
Teaching and learning
about psychoanalysis: Film as a Teaching Tool, with reference to a particular
film ‘Malvern Callar'
Published in the British
Journal of Psychotherapy Volume 26 no. 1, February 2010
The Panel thought
this was an excellent paper which not only gave a powerful example of
the use of film and a telling analysis of 'Morvern Callar', but also explored
the use of film as a vehicle for teaching psychoanalytic concepts. The
paper also gave a vivid and evocative account of the film itself.
The panel felt that
the paper was a deserving winner of this year’s prize.
About Jan Lee
Lee was a Jungian
analyst and psychoanalytic psychotherapist who died from cancer in August
2006. She was a member of the Westminster
Pastoral Foundation, The
Guild of Psychotherapists and the Society
of Analytical Psychology and she had a developing interest in working with groups. She was a member
of the editorial board of the British
Journal of Psychotherapy. Jan was keenly
interested in the arts, especially film, music and dance and loved to interpret
and enjoy them from an analytic perspective, regardless of conventional distinctions
of ‘high’ and ‘popular’ culture. Before she died,
she had begun to develop her interest in writing, teaching and publishing
from this angle but was unable, tragically, to pursue this. She wanted to
find a way of encouraging others to do what she would no longer be able to
do, and began discussions with a number of close colleagues about a prize
of this nature. In collaboration with her husband, Ian Lee, the Jan Lee Prize
is being established to honour her lifelong commitment to creativity.
Jan Lee Prize for Analysis and the Arts
The prize is
for a paper published in UK psychoanalytic
and Jungian analytic Journals in the last year that demonstrates a creative
approach to the arts from an analytic perspective. The ‘arts’ is
defined broadly to include film, music, television, dance and the fine arts
is an award of £500 given to the author directly. The next prize
will be for papers published up to June 2011, and will
be announced in 2012.
The first winner was Margeurite
Valentine for her paper: 'Those that the Gods wish
to destroy they first make mad: an analytic discussion of the depiction
of sado-masochism in the film Night Porter' British Journal
of Psychotherapy 2007, 23, 3,445.
The second winner
'Co-constructing a Group Narrative: One Group’s Experience of ‘Translation’
of the Unarticulated Symptom through the Narrative of the Film ‘"The
Piano".' Group Analysis 2008, 41, 84
The third winner was
impact of trauma on the psyche of the individual using the film Belleville
Rendez-vous as an illustrative vehicle’. Journal
of Analytical Psychology Volume 53, 4, September 2008
that have a clear clinical approach to Jungian and psychoanalytic work.
These are: British
Journal of Psychotherapy; Group
of Analytical Psychology;
The Prize Committee
Jinny Fisher, Guild of Psychotherapists.
Graham Fuller, Society of Analytical
Psychology, Institute of Group Analysis.
Nicola Glucksmann, Society of Analytical Psychology,
David Hewison, Society of Analytical Psychology, Tavistock Centre for Couple
Felicity Nichols, Society of Analytical Psychology.
Marcus West, Society of Analytical Psychology.