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.

Being in the Moment @ Tavistock Relationships Tickets
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The actor and the therapist focus on what happens between people in the immediacy of their encounter. Attention to what is truthfully expressed, revealed and co-created “in the moment”, when the script and the theory have been put aside, is what makes the performance and the session come to life. This experiential workshop will offer participants an opportunity to discover and practise techniques used by actors to access, observe and respond to affect in others and themselves. It will give therapists a new take on how to enhance their ability to engage and be present in the here and now of the consulting room. Exercises will also raise awareness of the natural tendency to make assumptions about meaning rather than respond to the interaction and the truth of the moment.

It will be jointly run by Perrine Moran, an experienced psychotherapist and Scott Williams, the founder and director of the Impulse Company which has offered training to actors since 1996.

English Speaking Weekend Conference 2018 @ Royal College of Physicians Tickets
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 30 @ 1:30 pm

English Speaking Weekend Conference 28-30 September 2018

The English Speaking Weekend Conference is open to members and candidates of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) and its component societies, and also to members of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (APC).

This conference will explore the vicissitudes of affects and the capacity to develop mental representations in relation to the body, in both adult and child analysis. Affects are rooted in the body and profoundly affect the functioning of the body and the mind. The quality and/or lack of the capacity to hold representations is paramount to the functioning of both mind and body. The speakers will explore these issues, focussing on three broad areas: psychosomatics; pain, self-harm and violence; and autism and autistic defences. Two clinical papers will be presented in each of these areas, followed by an open dialogue between the speakers and with the audience.

Friday 28 September 2018
Institute of Psychoanalysis, Byron House, 112a Shirland Road, London W9 2BT

18.30 – 20.00 Clinical Seminars* (optional)
Seminar Leaders: Rosemary Davies, Julia Fabricius, Michael Feldman, Angela Joyce, Leon Kleimberg, Gregorio Kohon, Caroline Polmear, Priscilla Roth
20.00 – 21.30 Welcome reception with drinks and canapes
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Saturday 29 September 2018
Royal College of Physicians
, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE

08.30 – 09.15 Registration – Coffee /Tea and pastries
09.15 – 09.30 Welcome Catalina Bronstein (President of the British Psychoanalytic Society) Wilhelm Skogstad (Chair of the Conference Organising Committee)
09.30 – 12.45 Saturday Morning Panel: Dialogue between Donald Campbell and Catalina Bronstein Chair: Alessandra Lemma
09.30 – 10.10 Donald Campbell
From violence to its depiction – Working with a violent male adolescent
10.10 – 10.35 Catalina Bronstein in dialogue with Donald Campbell and
Discussion with the audience
10.35 – 11.05 Coffee
11.05 – 11.45 Catalina Bronstein
Inflicting pain – The body and its boundaries
11.45 – 12.10 Donald Campbell in dialogue with Catalina Bronstein and
Discussion with the audience
12.10 – 12.45 General discussion about the two papers
12.45 – 14.15 Lunch
During the lunch break there will be a 30 min
Video presentation: Encounters through Generations – Extracts of the new films of conversations with Rosine Jozef Perelberg and Michael Parsons
Psychoanalytic book stall
Karnac will be selling psychoanalytic books relevant to the theme, during the coffee breaks and the lunch break, and for half an hour after the conference finishes.
14.15 – 17.30 Saturday Afternoon Panel:
Dialogue between Christine Anzieu-Premmereur and Maria Rhode
Chair: Robin Anderson
14.15 – 14.55 Christine Anzieu-Premmereur
Bodily experiences and the developing capacity for representation – Psycho-analytic psychotherapy with an autistic toddler and her depressed mother
14.55 – 15.20 Maria Rhode in dialogue with Christine Anzieu-Premmereur and
Discussion with the audience
15.20 – 15.50 Coffee
15.50 – 16.30 Maria Rhode
Finding one’s feet – Body, affect and identifications in a pre-autistic toddler learning to walk
16.30 – 16.55 Christine Anzieu-Premmereur in dialogue with Maria Rhode and
Discussion with the audience
16.55 – 17.30 General discussion about the two papers
17.30 – 20.30 Party with drinks, light food and jazz
Music by Gypsy Dreamers
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Sunday 30 September 2018
Royal College of Physicians
, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE

09.00 – 09.30 Coffee/Tea and croissants
09.30 – 12.40 Sunday morning panel:
Dialogue between Megan Virtue and Jonathan Sklar
Chair: Joan Schachter
09.30 – 10.10 Megan Virtue
On being able to dream – Reflections on the relation of body and mind
10.10 – 10.35 Jonathan Sklar in dialogue with Megan Virtue and
Discussion with the audience
10.35 – 11.05 Coffee
11.05 – 11.45 Jonathan Sklar
Body, affect, representation – Regression and enactment in a case of schizophrenia and perversion
11.45 – 12.10 Megan Virtue in dialogue with Jonathan Sklar and
Discussion with the audience
12.10 – 12.40 General discussion about the two papers
12.40 – 13.30 Final plenary with all speakers
Chair: Brian O’Neill (Chair of Scientific Committee)
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* Clinical seminars led by senior analysts of the British Psychoanalytic Society will offer an opportunity for discussing ongoing psychoanalytic work in a small group. One participant from each group will be contacted well ahead of the conference with an invitation to present. Participants will be asked to indicate their preference for a seminar leader, which we will try to accommodate.

Working with the Refugee Council Children’s Section Joe Jakes in conversation with Alessandra Cavalli and the audience @ SAP Tickets
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Banner created by the young people attending the Children’s Section Social Evening and Refugee Youth
[Courtesy of the Refugee Council]

Working with the Refugee Council Children’s Section
Joe Jakes in conversation with Alessandra Cavalli and the audience

In 2015 55 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide.
Joe Jakes will highlight the types of struggles of unaccompanied minors/separated children seeking asylum and the emotional and psychological issues they go through from—their home countries—transit and the delivery of services and integration when they reach the UK, having left behind their homes and loved ones. He will talk about the Council’s policy and responsibilities and tell us stories central to our times.

Joe Jakes is the Youth Project co-ordinator at the Refugee Council Children’s Section and is responsible for youth activities, including educational classes and social activities.

Alessandra Cavalli, PhD, a child and adult analyst, is a training and supervising analyst at the Society of Analytical Psychology. She is co-editor with L. Hawkins and M. Stevns of the book Transformation, published by Karnac Books in 2013.
Venue: The SAP, 1 Daleham Gardens, NW3 5BY

CPD credit of two hours

Anger and Creativity – The dynamics of aggression in intimate family relationships @ Tavistock Relationships Tickets
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

In the therapeutic encounter clinicians are often presented with the struggles their patients have with aggression, whether that be linked to repression and the inhibition of anger or conversely, difficulties with managing overwhelming affect.

This workshop will review theories of aggression and explore clinical presentations that illustrate the dynamics of aggression as played out in intimate relationships as well as between patients and therapists. Using attachment and psychoanalytic frameworks, the workshop will enable clinicians to gain a deeper understanding, and an increased capacity to work with this area of difficulty.

Unconscious conflicts about aggression can lead to a wide range of presenting problems such as difficulties with autonomy and separation, self-harm and other destructive tendencies.

Therapists can learn to identify, understand and work with the defensive strategies that can be employed to avoid conflict. Equally, therapists, daunted by the levels of anger and abuse which some clients express in sessions, can learn how to contain and work with this anger creatively. Understanding projective processes and unconscious anxieties can enable the therapist to orientate their interventions. Techniques derived from mentalization-based therapy (MBT) can help therapists to feel more confident when working with anger and uncontained affect.

Northern Ireland Association for the Study of Psychoanalysis (NIASP) 30th Anniversary Conference Safeguarding the Analytic Space in a Safeguarding Culture Tickets
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dr Bernard Roberts is an Adult and Child Psychoanalyst, Safeguarding Lead and Head of the Child and Adolescent Clinic of the Institute of Psychoanalysis. He worked for 38 years as a Consultant Psychiatrist in psychotherapy and as lead consultant for an inner London Borough parental mental health service.

Dr Anne Alvarez PhD, MACP, is a Consultant and Adolescent Psychotherapist and retired Co-Convenor of the Autism Service, Child and Family Department, Tavistock Clinic London, where she still teaches.

Dr Carine Minne is Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychotherapy at Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental Health NHS Trust and the Portman Clinic, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She is Vice-President of the IAFP. She is also a psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society.


Draft Conference Programme

8.30am: Registration and refreshments

9.30am: Welcome (Dr Hannah Browne, Chair NIASP)

9.45am: Dr Anne Alvarez

10.45am: Break

11.00am: Dr Carine Minne

12.00pm: Plenary session with Q&A

12.30pm: Lunch

1.30pm: Dr Bernard Roberts

2.30pm: Plenary session with Q&A

4.00pm Closing remarks

4.30pm: Presentation of Dr Freeman Award


Conference Fees (Includes lunch)
Student/Self-Funded £110 Organisationally Funded £130
Early bird discount – 10% reduction for bookings confirmed by 30 June 2018

CPD Certificates will be presented at the event

For further information and to book a place please email:
Terms and Conditions: In the event of cancellations, refunds will only be made in exceptional circumstances. Substitute participation will be accepted subject to NIASP agreement.
Welcome music provided by registered music therapists Josie Nugent, Michelle Wooderson and Julie Sutton

African American Jungian Analysts: On Culture, Clinical Training/Practice and Racism @ Resource Centre Tickets
Oct 13 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm


Personal and professional experiences of African American Jungian analysts Fanny Brewster and Alan Vaughan illumine key and pressing issues in US politics, law, culture and therapies.  The two speakers are widely appreciated internationally for their contributions to the fields of African American psychology and Jungian analysis. There will be much in this that is relevant to the British situation, especially (but not only) in the fields of psychotherapy, analysis and counselling. Helen Morgan, whose work develops an understanding of racism from a psychoanalytic/Jungian analytic perspective, will be the Respondent.

The conference will be of interest to people in the therapy field, those working and studying in universities and colleges – and to members of the general public with an interest in the main themes.The links to British experience are also carried by a special edition of Rotimi Akinsete’s acclaimed series Black Men on the Couch in which he engages in a therapy-style conversation with an invited guest. In addition, Fanny Brewster will read some of her published poetry and Alan Vaughan will present a series of images of art from the African Diaspora, with a commentary.


Dr Fanny Brewster and Dr Alan Vaughan

Helen Morgan (Respondent)

Rotimi Akinsete presents Black Men on the Couch



CAP members and concessions £50

Early bird booking (before 1st Sept 2018) £75

Standard rate £95

For further information, please click here.


NEAPP Conference 2018 – “ Home is where we start from” Reflections on a Journey Tickets
Oct 13 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Susie Godsil

Susie Godsil is a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis. She started professional life
as a secondary school teacher of modern languages but developed an interest in
adolescents with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Discovering psychoanalytic
approaches to thinking about these young people was a turning point and she went
on to train as a psychotherapist with NEAPP and then a psychoanalyst with IOPA. As
well as a private practice, she held a Consultant Psychotherapist position in the NHS
Adult Psychological Therapies service in Leeds. She has contributed to a variety of
psychotherapy trainings and developed the Tavistock Clinics Foundation Programmes
in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Leeds. Susie has a special interest is in the creative
process and she has been involved in developing a collaborative relationship with
Opera North over the last fifteen years.

Angela Joyce

Angela Joyce is a Fellow and training and supervising psychoanalyst at the
British Psychoanalytical Society, and a child analyst trained at the Anna Freud Centre.
She helped pioneer psychoanalytic parent infant psychotherapy at the Anna Freud
Centre and now works in private practice in London. She is Chair of the Winnicott
Trust and a Trustee of the Squiggle Foundation. She has published many articles on
clinical interventions
with parents and babies, co-authored The Practice of Parent Infant Psychotherapy
(Routledge 2005 & 2016), and co-edited Reading Winnicott with Lesley Caldwell
(Routledge 2011). She wrote the Introduction to Vol 6 of the Collected Works of DW
Winnicott (OUP 2016), and in her most recent publication contributed and edited a
volume of papers: Donald Winnicott and the History of the Present (Karnac 2017).

Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones is a consultant perinatal psychotherapist and strategic & clinical lead
of an NHS Perinatal Parent Infant Mental Health Service. She trained as a systemic
therapist and did her doctoral research at the Tavistock Centre/UEL. Her research
studied how mothersʼ use of maladaptive defensive processes can derail their babyʼs
development. In collaboration with the Anna Freud Centre, Amanda was the therapist
in the Channel Four documentaries ʻHelp me love my babyʼ. With the NSPCC and
Warwick Medical School she made 5 further documentaries called ʻBreakdown or
Breakthrough: pregnancy, birth and the first 18 months of life’, available for free
online, for all practitioners working with parents and babies in distress. Amanda
speaks at national and international conferences on parent-baby disturbed
relationships and psychodynamic parent-infant treatment.

To reserve a place please email either: Kate Surgeoner:
or Judith Smith:

We would like to invite everyone to join us for an evening of celebration,
which will include a glass of fizz, a buffet and feature live music from ‘The
Renames’. Tickets are £20.

Dread of namelessness: Language and loss of identity – Ron Britton and Susan Mizen Tickets
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Society of Analytical Psychology

Dread of namelessness: Language and loss of identity Dread of namelessness – Ron Britton and Susan Mizen

Following the publication of his recent book, Between Mind and Brain: Models of the Mind and Models in the Mind, Ron Britton and Susan Mizen have been discussing the neurobiological structures thought to underpin language, the relational context within which the symbolic use of language emerges and collapses in those with narcissistic difficulties. In this workshop we will be presenting our thinking at the interface of analytic and neuroscientific disciplines illustrated with clinical examples from work in the NHS with people with severe narcissistic difficulties. We would like to use this as an opportunity to discuss the clinical implications of our thinking.

Ronald Britton is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Distinguished Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society; he was given the International Psychoanalytical Association Award for Outstanding Scientific Contributions in July 2013 and the Sigourney Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychoanalysis in December 2013. His books include The Oedipus Complex Today; Belief and Imagination; Sex, Death and the Superego and Between Mind and Brain. Though predominantly clinical his writings also include references to his personal interests in literature, philosophy and theology.

Susan Mizen is a Consultant Medical Psychotherapist and SAP Jungian Analyst. She trained at the Cassel Hospital in West London before becoming a Consultant at Charing Cross Hospital Fulham. She wrote the business case for and currently leads the Devon Partnership Trust Specialist Personality Disorder Service. She is developing a neuroscientific psychotherapeutic Relational Affective Model for teams working with people with severe and complex Personality Disorder. She is interested in the interface.

Chair: Martin Schmidt

Venue: SAP To book visit

This event carries 2 hours of CPD

Bravery Analysed – Dr. Coline Covington Tickets
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Bravery Analysed – Dr. Coline Covington

In the midst of atrocities, there is the silent presence of the brave individuals who act and stand apart from the crowd, who risk their own lives by rescuing others and, in other ways, by voicing their dissent. The actions of these exceptional individuals raise questions as to why they were able to do what they did and why other people don’t. If we look closer at the histories of these individuals, what we discover is that they may not be as exceptional as we think and that bravery takes different forms in different contexts. Through the use of clinical material and recorded interviews, this talk explores the unconscious dynamics that determine acts of bravery.

DR Coline Covington is a Training Analyst and Supervisor of the Society of Analytical Psychology and the British Psychotherapy Foundation. She is a Fellow of International Dialogue Initiative (IDI), a group formed by Prof. Vamik Volkan, Lord Alderdice, and Dr. Robi Friedman to apply psychoanalytic concepts in understanding political conflict and the effects of trauma on political behaviour. Her most recent book is Everyday Evils: A Psychoanalytic View of Evil and Morality (Routledge 2016).

Fee: £25 – To book visit

This event carries 2 hours of CPD