‘So this is the Strong Sex’ Women in Psychoanalysis @ Freud Museum London Tickets
Nov 29 2017 – Feb 4 2018 all-day
'So this is the Strong Sex' Women in Psychoanalysis @ Freud Museum London

The Freud Museum London’s upcoming exhibition “So this is the Strong Sex”: Women in Psychoanalysis explores the lives and work of a number of women from the early history of psychoanalysis. An exciting collaboration with the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna, this historically focussed exhibition showcases the major influence Marie Bonaparte, Helene Deutsch, Emma Eckstein, Anna Freud, Lou Andreas-Salomé and Sabina Spielrein had on the work of Sigmund Freud and the development of psychoanalysis.

Using materials from the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna, the show will connect the achievements of these figures with the era in which they lived. Seeking to challenge the idea of psychoanalysis as a science dominated by men, the issues of childcare in Vienna of the 1920s and 1930s, the development of international women’s movements, and core topics of psychoanalysis such as the Oedipus complex, transference and countertransference, sexuality and femininity will be explored.

For the first time ever the Freud Museum London will be exhibiting unpublished letters from Princess Marie Bonaparte, a figure integral to the Freud family’s escape from the Nazis in 1938. Alongside antiquities from Freud’s collection which Bonaparte personally smuggled out of Nazi-occupied Vienna, this opening up of the archive is an exciting opportunity to discover the personal correspondence of Anna and Sigmund Freud, and their most trusted confidantes.

Original exhibition conceived and designed by Monika Pessler, Daniela Finzi and Johanna Frei, Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna

The Fictions of Dreams: Dreams and Literature @ Institute of Group Analysis Tickets
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Fictions of Dreams: Dreams and Literature @ Institute of Group Analysis

With Otto M Rheinschmiedt (SPEAKER/CONVENOR) and Morris Nitsun (CHAIR)

Dreams and literature are closely related. The dream’s essence lies in its narrative facility. Dreams are autobiographical fictions that tell the story of the dreamer’s life history, her insertion in trans-generational family themes, and her ethnic and cultural identity. In that sense dreams are psychosocial depositories and makers, not unlike world literature which recreates interiority and historicity of a given time period. Literature is a dream gone solid. And the process of fiction writing duplicates the dream’s inherent storytelling capacity.

The poetry of dreams and world literature employ the same writerly devices. Patrick Modiano, in his memorial mode of writing, takes us into broken memory at the time of the French Occupation, in a reflection of a dreamer slowly but not entirely recovering from traumatisation. Gabriel Garcia Marquez uses the method of multi-temporality which is the simultaneous occurance of past, present, and future, a feature which gives credence to the non-chronological, cyclical nature of dreams. Kafka, the ‘poet of his own disorder’, writing directly from dreams, gave expression to human alienation. His writing style of obscure lucidity comes close to the poetic nature of dreams, bringing forth the unknown and the unthinkable from the recesses of the mind. Irene Némirovsky, writing in the midst of France’s Nazi Occupation during the exodus from Paris, became a writer steeped in historical consciousness that is also a dream conception. Australian author Patrick White’s notion of writing, ‘infinite connectivity’, is duplicated in the dream’s capacity to dismantle ego identity, and by doing so reaches into the domain of inter-relatedness of all beings and we-consciousness, the spiritual dimension of dreaming.

This workshop aims to make dream analysis more accessible to the group forum by focusing on the narrative nature of dreams and to introduce a model of the dreaming mind which brings order to the chaos of the internal world.



9:30 AM

Registration and refreshments

10:00 AM

Presentation: The Fictions of Dreams: Dreams and Literature

11:00 AM

Refreshment break

11:15 AM


11:45 AM

Lunch break (provided)

12:45 PM

Small groups

14:15 PM

Refreshment break

14:30 PM

Large Group

16:00 PM



WORKSHOP FEES // Early Bird until 10th Dec 2017

IGA Students £99 / £115

IGA Members £109 / £125

Public fee £129 / £145


Otto M Rheinschmiedt is a university lecturer, IGA training group analyst, and psychologist working in private practice in Bath with over thirty years experience analysing dreams. His book, The Fictions of Dreams. Dreams, Literature, and Writing, was published this year by Karnac. He is a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD), appeared on BBC radio shows, and taught dream analysis at the University of Bath.

Morris Nitsun is a consultant psychologist in group psychotherapy in Camden and Islington NHS Trust, a senior training group analyst at IGA and a founder member of the Fitzrovia Group Analytic Practice in London. He is the author of several books, notably “The Anti-group: destructive forces in the group and their creative potential” and “The group as an object of desire”, which have been described as ‘classics in the field’. He is also a professional artist whose last exhibition was in London in 2017.

Depression Inside Out: psychoanalytic therapies as mental health provisions for development Tickets
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm
Depression Inside Out: psychoanalytic therapies as mental health provisions for development @ London | England | United Kingdom

A joint Tavistock Clinic and UCL Psychoanalysis Unit Conference


Recent UK RCT research programmes offer good quality RCT evidence for the positive effect of psychoanalytic therapies provided at various points in the life-cycle to NHS patients suffering from depression.

They include the Tavistock Adult Depression Study’s [i] evaluation of 60 session therapies for adults with chronic treatment-resistant depressions and the Impact Study’s [ii] comparative evaluation of 28 session psychoanalytic therapies for adolescents with major depressive disorder. And in the EU, the German multi-centre LAC Study[iii] has investigated the benefit of 80 sessions of psychoanalytic therapy with chronically depressed adults. Much has been learned in addition by these Studies’ use of qualitative research and by their clinicians’ use of the psychoanalytic research method.

[i] Fonagy & Rost et al (2015) Pragmatic randomized controlled trial of long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy for treatment-resistant depression: the Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS) World Psychiatry 2015; 14:312–321

[ii] Goodyer & Reynolds et al (2017) Cognitive behavioural therapy and short-term psychoanalytical psychotherapy versus a brief psychosocial intervention in adolescents with unipolar major depressive disorder (IMPACT): a multicentre, pragmatic, observer-blind, randomised controlled superiority trial: Lancet Psychiatry; 4: 109–19

[iii] Beutel, M.E., Leuzinger-Bohleber, M., Rüger, B., Bahrke, U. Negele, A., Haselbacher, A., Fiedler, G., Keller, W., Hautzinger, M. (2012): Psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavior therapy of chronic depression: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 2012, 13:117: PROTOCOL Open

This joint Tavistock/UCL Psychoanalysis Unit Conference will offer a unique combination of in-depth clinical and research presentations by some of the workers principally involved in these studies, plus consideration of the role of briefer psychodynamic approaches, reviews of other key depression research, and discussions of topics such as suicide.


The morning session of this conference will consist of keynote presentations by principal researchers providing expert overviews of the research findings now available and clinicians describing what the psychoanalytic treatments of depression involved.

The programme in the afternoon will have two sessions, each of four parallel papers, given by the Studies’ researchers and psychoanalytic clinicians as well as other key colleagues. Their topics will be:

  • Continuities and discontinuities operating in depression across the life-cycle
  • The Varieties of Depression and what underpins them
  • Factors that determine treatment responsiveness or treatment resistance, and the stability of response.
  • Is a distinctive type of change associated with psychoanalytic treatments?
  • The psychoanalytic therapies – including clinical management issues such as suicide risk
  • The potential of psychoanalytic understanding and therapies for In-Patient psychiatric settings
  • Applying the psychoanalytic understanding of realism, mortality and loss across the life-cycle: the case of Hospice work
  • Depression in Primary Care

This conference aims to be a working event and there will be time for those attending to contribute. The closing plenary panel will formulate a view of the potential of psychoanalytic therapies to add to what is currently on offer for the treatment of depressive and allied disorders and to have a wider positive role in the mental health services of the future.

On the Friday before the Conference day itself, clinical workshops & research masterclasses will be available.  Details will be posted here in due course.

Speakers will include: 

Peter Fonagy

Caroline Garland

Francesca Hume

Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber

Felicitas Rost

Margaret Rustin

Kate Stratton

Mary Target

David Taylor

with others to be confirmed

The conference will run on Saturday 10 March 2018, with clinical and research workshops being held on the afternoon of Friday 9 March 2018.

A full programme, further information and fees will be published here in due course. Please contact  if you have any queries

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.

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

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.