31st EPF Annual Conference: The Origin of Life Tickets
Mar 23 – Mar 25 all-day
31st EPF Annual Conference: The Origin of Life @ Warsaw | Masovian Voivodeship | Poland

The 31st European Psychoanalytical Federation Annual Conference will be held in Warsaw (Poland) from 23 to 25 of March 2018.

Peripheral Visions: Jeremy Holmes and friends @ Sir Henry Wellcome Building for Mood Disorders Research, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter Tickets
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm

Confirmed speakers include: 

Jeremy Holmes, Evrinomy Avdi, Iona Heath, Jacki Hobson, Graham Music, Tobias Nolte, Nic Sarra, Arietta Slade, Mary Target.

A key feature of psychoanalysis and attachment theory is their exposition and valuation of the marginal and the repressed — ‘hidden in plain sight’.  In this unique conference we celebrate Jeremy Holmes’ commitment to ‘peripheries of excellence’, science-based non-partisan eclecticism and how they have informed the Exeter University’s programme of psychoanalytic studies, and his own work combining contemporary attachment theory with current psychodynamic practice.

The conference speakers – representing psychiatry, clinical psychology, psychoanalytic research, group analysis, couple therapy and cultural studies — cover topics ranging from attachment theory, child development, contemporary neuroscience, couple therapy, institutional health and failure, and literature. Friends and colleagues of Jeremy, distinguished writers and practitioners all, they will explore their own cutting-edge preoccupations, and how they relate to the overall theme of peripheral visions.


Friday 23rd March 2018

Child mother / father of man / woman

Saturday 24th March 2018

a.m.  Medicine, literature and therapeutic dialogue

2.00-2.15 Richard Mizen: welcome, housekeeping and outline of conference 8.30-9.45 Nic Sarra: Social dreaming workshop
2.15-3.15 Arietta Slade: Minding the Baby 10 – 11 Iona Heath: Less is More: Medicine and Social Change
3.15-4.15 Graham Music: Early Years, Inequality and the Body 11 – 12 Evrynomi Avdi: The Role of Discourse in Psychotherapy Practice
4.15-5.15 Mary Target 12 – 1 Jackie Hopson: Psychiatrists in Literature and Film, followed by lunch


5.15-6.15 Tobias Nolte: Neuroscience, Free Energy and Psychoanalytic Practice p.m.  Wider implications and applications
6.30-7.30 Book launch: Holmes & Slade Attachment in Therapeutic Practice (SAGE 2017) 2.00-3.00 Nic Sarra: Toxic and Healthy Organisations
3.00-4.00 Jeremy Holmes
4.00-4.30 Richard Mizen



Cost: £225 – please register and submit payment via the online shop at:

A discounted fee of £115 is offered for current University of Exeter students

The Guntrip trust Lecture – Reading Between the Lines: poetry, therapy and faith. Mark Oakley @ Augustine United Church Tickets
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm
The Guntrip trust Lecture - Reading Between the Lines: poetry, therapy and faith. Mark Oakley @ Augustine United Church | Scotland | United Kingdom

“one way in which we are able to tear down some of our own imprisoning walls is to enter into the world of narrative”

Mark Oakley is Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral. He writes and broadcasts on the areas of poetry, literature, spirituality and human rights. He is a trustee of the Civil Liberties Trust, an Ambassador for Stop Hate UK, Patron of Tell MAMA and a Visiting Lecturer at Kings College

Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

What makes a life worth living? In what ways do our relationships – past and present – help create the people we are? What do psychoanalysis, art and spirituality have to tell us about forging meaningful lives? A Camden Psychotherapy Unit fundraising conference.

A day of talks and discussions with

ROWAN WILLIAMS: Author, poet, former Archbishop of Canterbury

DEBORAH LEVY: Booker-shortlisted author of Hot Milk and Swimming Home

MICHAEL BREARLEY: Psychoanalyst, former England cricket captain, author of On Form

MARGOT WADDELL: Psychoanalyst, author of Inside Lives

DAVID BELL: Psychoanalyst, editor of Psychoanalysis and Culture

And a screening of INGMAR BERGMAN’s 1957 masterpiece Wild Strawberries in the centenary of the director’s birth, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

All proceeds will fund CPU’s efforts to provide access to psychotherapy for those most in need.

PCS 3rd Annual Mental Health Forum (in Prague) Tickets
Apr 28 – Apr 29 all-day

Theme: Rolling out Research for Better Life. This is the latest conference news from PCS 3rd Annual Mental Health Forum (MHF-2018) which is taking place on 28-29 April, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The updated scientific programme now is available online. Few speech opportunities left as last chance for your application.


Scientific Program of MHF-2018


Keynote and Plenary Forum

Track 1: Basic Research for Mental Health

Session 1-1: Biological Evidence in Mental Illness

Session 1-2: Pathogenesis and Mental Illness

Session 1-3: Psychology and Behaviour

Session 1-4: Other Hop Topics in Basic Research


Track 2: Clinic Management

Session 2-1: Healing with Mental Disorders

Session 2-2: Surgery Intervention

Session 2-3: Indigenous Healing

Session 2-4: Other Therapeutic Strategies


Track 3: Research with Subgroups

Session 3-1: Child and Youth Mental Health

Session 3-2: Women’s Mental Care

Session 3-3: Mental Health in Elder

Session 3-4: Migrates

Session 3-5: Other Vulnerable Groups


Track 4: Plenary Forum-Regional, National and International Challenge

Session 4-1: Mental Healthcare in Low-Income Countries and Developing Countries

Session 4-2: Mental Healthcare in Developed Countries

Session 4-3: Suicide and Survival

Session 4-4: Stigma, Education and Prevention


Track 5: 2018 AnnualTopic for Discussion-PCS Dementia Symposium

Session 5-1: Early Detection and Diagnosis

Session 5-2: Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences

Session 5-3: Clinical Management

Session 5-4: Research Innovation and Novel Strategies

Setting up in private practice @ WPF Therapy Limited Tickets
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Setting up in private practice @ WPF Therapy Limited

Making the transition either from training, or agency and institutional work, into private practice can seem daunting to begin with. This one-day workshop aims to de-mystify the process, and to provide participants with some practical tools to make the transition.

Topics covered will include:

  • finding a suitable location and premises for your practice
  • obtaining client referrals
  • transferring agency clients into private practice
  • establishing a viable fee for your clinical work
  • marketing your practice, including print media and the Internet
  • organising professional supervision
  • managing clinical risk, and obtaining psychiatric consultancy
  • deciding suitable registration and professional membership options
  • self-employment, taxation and other financial matters
  • professional indemnity insurance options
  • building and developing your practice once it is established

The day will give participants ample opportunity to find out about the above areas, and explore other issues that are related to the establishment of a successful private practice. There will be time for questions and discussion, and written handouts will be provided to all participants.

This workshop is open to qualified and training psychotherapists and counsellors. The theoretical orientation of the workshop will be psychodynamic but practitioners of other modalities are welcome to attend.

Comments from previous workshop:

  • “This course answered all my questions and provided food for thought”
  • “This course is essential for anyone planning to go into private practice – but go 6-12 months ahead of time”
  • “Brett is an invaluable resource in the minefield of starting up in business as a private practitioner. Don’t miss it!”
  • “The workshop got me inspired, excited and empowered to check out setting up in private practice”

Workshop Leader
Brett Morris is a UKCP and BPC registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. He is in full-time private practice in central London.

Applications must be received by Thursday, 19th April 2018.  Booking will be final after receipt of payment. 

The Political Mind Seminars 2018 – The role of the unconscious in political and social life @ Sigmund Freud Lecture Theatre, Institute of Psychoanalysis 112a Shirland Road Maida Vale London W9 2BT Tickets
May 1 – Jul 17 all-day

Tuesday evenings from 1 May to 17 July 2018

at the Institute of Psychoanalysis

In times of political turmoil, where does one turn for insight? These seminars explore the role of the unconscious in political and social life, in the light of contemporary issues such as racism, terrorism, totalitarian thinking, the NHS, the market economy, ecology, gender and sexuality.

To see the full list of lectures and speakers click here

To book the full series, please click the REGISTER NOW button at the top of this page

Students with a valid ID card can buy concession tickets – we will ask you to provide your ID after purchase.

We offer BPC members a £20 discount on the full series – please provide your BPC number when registering.

When you book a full series – you get free entry to a special one-off seminar at the Frontline Club on 14 May for The ‘Authoritarian Personality’ reconsidered: Adorno, Marcuse and the spectre of ‘Left Fascism’

Political Minds 2018 Tickets
1 May – Prof Cathy Bronstein: Working in fear: Psychoanalysis in complex politic environments
8 May – Dr Tomasz Fortuna: Notes from the inside and from the outside: Diversity in the intrapsychic and socio-political context
15 May – Prof Michael Rustin: Epistemic anxiety in education and society
22 May – Dr David Bell: Neoliberalism is bad for your Mental Healthe Climate change in a culture of uncare.
29 May – Dr Jonathan Sklar: Hatred and racism: Evocations of the Confederacy in today’s America
5 June – Prof Stephen Frosh: Post-memory and the politics of trauma
12 June – Prof Josh Cohen: The psychopolitics of Non-Work
19 June – Fakhry Davids: Further thoughts: Psychoanalysis and Israel-Palestine; a personal angle
26 June – Prof Jaqueline Rose: The legacy: Political protest and the denial of history- Fear of Strangers: whose home is it?
3 July – Philip Stokoe: Where have all the adults gone? The search continues: Further thoughts about the struggle to face reality
10 July – Dr Roger Kennedy: Tolerating strangers: Is a respectful and human world possible in intolerant times?
17 July – Sally Weintrobe: Climate change and Neoliberal exceptionalism


£20 per lecture

‘Why don’t Psychotherapists laugh?’ Enjoyment and the consulting room Tickets
May 12 @ 10:15 am – 12:45 pm
'Why don't Psychotherapists laugh?' Enjoyment and the consulting room @ England | United Kingdom

Humour, enjoyment and lightness of heart find relatively little place in the literature of depth psychology, where the sombre themes of mourning and loss, anger and hatred remain predominant. This talk wonders what fuels such a persistent bias towards the tragic, how this has influenced the development of theory, and how this in turn might affect therapeutic practice. “Ordinary people” have known since time began about how humour helps them weather life’s vicissitudes, heal its tragic wounds and even survive the worst of physical and psychological challenges. If therapists can allow a little more humour into their consulting rooms might their patients be encouraged to re-find courage and enjoyment in a world that may now seem nothing but bleak?

Ann Shearer, is a senior member of IGAP and lives in London. She teaches in both the UK and internationally, and has written many chapters and journal articles, with a particular interest in the relevance of mythology to psychology.Her own books include Athene: Image and Energy; From Ancient Myth to Modern Healing: Themis, goddess of heartsoul, justice and reconciliation (with Pamela Donleavy), and most recently Why Don’t Psychotherapists Laugh? Enjoyment and the Consulting Room.

Time and Place

This event will be held between 10:15 – 12:45 at The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF


The cost for each lecture is £50.00 for WMIP members and £60.00 for non-WMIP members.

Bookings should be made at least a fortnight before the lecture to be attended.

Please make your payment by BACS as follows and return your completed form via email.

Bank: Barclays, Sort Code: 20-08-44, Account No: 03737950
Account Name: The Training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy
(Please use your name as a reference)

Alternatively send a cheque made payable to ‘The Training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy’ and return with the tear off slip below to: Sue Harford, Administrator to the Jungian Training Committee, Unit 1A, West Stockwith Park, Stockwith Road, Misterton, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. DN10 4ES. Telephone: 08444 631 341, Email:

Sexuality Conference @ Institute of Psychoanalysis Tickets
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – May 19 @ 6:15 pm
Sexuality Conference @ Institute of Psychoanalysis
This conference* takes the Freudian project into new grounds of clinical practice and theoretical formulations, and contributes to a profound psychoanalytic understanding of sexuality.

The object of psychoanalysis is psychosexuality, which is not, in the final analysis, determined by having a male or a female body, but by the unconscious phantasies that are reached après coup through tracing the nuanced interplay of identifications as they are projected, enacted and experienced in the transference and the countertransference in the analytic encounter.”

Speakers: Marilia Aisenstein, Donald Campbell, Rachel Chaplin,
Gregorio Kohon, Brian O’Neill, Rosine Jozef Perelberg and Jed Sekoff

Friday night clinical seminars led by Jan Abram, Donald Campbell,
Anne Harrison, Angela Joyce, Gregorio Kohon, Susan Loden, Rosine Jozef
Perelberg and Joan Schachter

Fee: £195 – includes Saturday coffee, lunch and reception
First 30 students and candidates: £140
Clinical seminars: £45

* The conference is open to members and candidates of the International Psychoanalytic Association, and members and candidates of member organisations of the British Psychoanalytic Council. Students wishing to attend need to be sponsored by a BPC registrant.

Event Programme:

Friday (Evening Only)

6.30 – 8: Clinical Seminars


8.45 – 9.30: Registration and Coffee

Morning Session:

Chair: Don Campbell

9.30 – 9.40: Introduction

9.40 – 10.20: Rosine Jozef Perelberg – ‘Love and Melancholia in the Analysis of Women’

10.20 – 11.20:  Rachel Chaplin – ‘How to be Both: The Articulation of Psychic Sexuality Within the Analytic Setting’

11.20 – 11.55: Coffee Break

11.15 – 11.50: Jed Sekoff – ‘Hand, Spit, Shadow, Kiss: The Sensuous Mystery of Being Sexual, Always Other to Ourselves’

11.50 -13.00: Discussion

13.00 – 14.30: Lunch

Afternoon Session:

Chair: Brian O’Neil

2.30 – 3.15: Marilia Aisenstein – ‘To Be Born with Two Eyes’

3.15 – 3.45 Coffee Break

3.45 – 4.30 Gregorio Kohon – ‘Bye Bye Sexuality’

16.30 – 17.15 Discussion


17.15 – 18.15 Reception and Book Launch

Psychodynamics in Times of Austerity @ Portuguese Psychoanalytical Society Tickets
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – May 20 @ 9:00 pm

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