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.

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

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.

Autumn Conference 2018: Learning from Experience, Innovating for the Future Tickets
Nov 30 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

November 30th, 2018 will mark the high water mark of a year of activities for Tavistock Relationships, celebrating its creation in 1948 and the work of 7 decades supporting couples and families. The Tavistock Relationships Autumn Conference will be held on this date at Kings College London, Strand Campus.

The event will feature guest speakers from both within the field of psychoanalysis and from related fields of health, social care and education.

The Chair will be Andrew Balfour, CEO of Tavistock Relationships.

A full programme is to be announced over the next few weeks, but early booking is recommended. We hope you will join us to mark this special occasion to celebrate the work of Tavistock Relationships since 1948 and look to the future of couple and family support in the UK.

Other activities will include online events, web papers and lectures on topics that Tavistock Relationships has worked on and in many cases pioneered over the years, in the field of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic thought on couples and relationships.