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

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

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

Melanie Klein Trust Conference; Part Objects and Primitive States of Mind Tickets
Jun 16 all-day
Melanie Klein Trust Conference; Part Objects and Primitive States of Mind

The next Melanie Klein Trust conference will take place on Saturday 16 June 2018, with optional clinical seminars on the Friday evening (15 June) and Sunday morning (17 June).

Chairmen: Ron Britton and Michael Feldman
Speakers: Richard Rusbridger and Gigliola Fornari Spoto

Booking will open in October.

Psychology, Imagination and the Arts – Summer Course Tickets
Aug 5 – Aug 10 all-day
Psychology, Imagination and the Arts - Summer Course

Psychology, Imagination and the Arts

THIS YEAR’S THEME aims to explore and play with the various meanings of power, and the emotions evoked by it. By unwrapping the imagery and unconscious fantasies underlying the theme, and by looking at the troubling darkness of the shadow side, we may find a balance, both within and outside ourselves. This is a rich and varied 5-day programme of creative workshops, inspiring talks and discussions, based on CG Jung’s depth psychology, a unique immersive experience, refreshing for soul, heart and mind. VENUE Hothorpe Hall, Theddingworth, Leics LE17 6QX

COSTS Shared room per person £830 (*£775). Single room per person £1230 (*£1150).
*Early bird prices apply when 50% deposit is paid by 30th November 2017.
Contact administrator for details of staged payments. The Champernowne Trust reserves the right to cancel the course in the event of insufficient attendance, and would refund all deposits in full.

PAYMENT OPTIONS BACS 60-23-06, 75192748. (Make your reference your name please),
or Cheque made payable to The Champernowne Trust, and post to address below.

QUERIES Tel. 020 8870 4815. Email:

APPLICATIONS To Administrator: 24B Cranbourne Parade, Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, Herts. EN6 3BA.
Email: Tel. 07766 704941.

Michael Vannoy Adams
Jocelyne Quennell
Patricia Skar

Writing – Michel Vizard
Music – Alison Davies
Fairy Tales – Antonia Boll
Dance – Aleka Loutsis
Drama – TBC

Catriona MacInnes and Clare Lee facilitate drawing, painting, clay modelling and 3D – open all day. First class accommodation in the heart of the English countryside. Presentations, discussion,  dancing, singing, creative opportunities, healthy and delicious meals, and lively conversation. 20 hours CPD.