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.

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.


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

Games & Thrones: The systems in which we live – RC Psych in Scotland Medical Psychotherapy Faculty Conference @ Atholl Palace Hotel Tickets
Nov 15 – Nov 16 all-day

We live and work in increasingly complex systems, whose effects reach to the centre of the relationship between us and our patients. This conference, returning to the beautiful setting of Pitlochry, aims to explore these systems, developing our understanding to aid our work.

Speakers are:

Rowena Davis
Organisational Consultant
Trainer in Systems-Centered® Training

Marcus Evans
Member, British Psychoanalytical Society
Consultant Psychotherapist, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Molly Ludlam
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist & Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Editor, Couple and Family Psychoanalysis

Dr Christopher
Scanlon Training Group Analyst
Senior Professional Associate, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations
Visiting Professor, University of East London

Optional Extra: Dinner Dance with Ceilidh Band
This year’s event takes us to Atholl Palace, a luxury 4* hotel in the Gateway to the Highlands.

Thursday 15th November, 2018

09.30 – 11.00 Psychotherapy Faculty Executive Committee Meeting
11.00 – 12.00 Psychotherapy Faculty AGM
11.30 – 12.00 Arrival & Registration
12.00 – 13.30 Sit-down lunch served

13.30 – 14.45 ‘Open systems – Open sesame? The challenge of freeing psychoanalytic thinking to help unlock impasse in intimate relationships’
Molly Ludlam
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist; Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
14.45 – 15.00 Tea & Coffee served
15.00 – 16.15 ‘Psychoanalytic supervision in mental health and forensic settings’

19.30 Dinner Dance (with the Gallivanters Ceilidh Band)

Friday 16th November
09:15 – 09.30 Arrival & Registration
09.30 – 10.45 ‘Working with Dilemmas and Disappointment in Difficult Places: towards a psycho-social model for team-focused reflective practice’
Dr Christopher Scanlon
Training Group Analyst; Senior Professional Associate, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations; Visiting Professor, University of East London
10.45 – 11.00 Tea and coffee served
11.00 – 12.30 ‘Introduction to Systems-Centered® Functional Subgrouping’ *
Rowena Davis
Organisational Consultant; licensed Systems-Centered® practitioner
12.30 – 14.00 Sit-down lunch served

14.00 – 15.15 ‘Reflective space using Systems-Centered® Functional Subgrouping’ *
Rowena Davis
15.15 – 15.30 Tea and coffee served
15.30 – 16.30 Whole-group session
16.30 Conference close

Registration fee                                      Full            Trainee

Day Delegate Rate (Friday)                         £95.00        £47.50*

Day Delegate Rate (Saturday)                    £95.00         £47.50*

Whole Conference (Non-residential)       £170.00       £85.00*

Whole Conference (Residential Rate)       £260.00     £175.00*

Both Day Delegate rates include lunch and refreshments

Optional Extra – Dinner Dance (Thursday 15 November 2018)
Dinner (3 course set menu inc. wine) £40.00

*There are only 10 trainee rate places available regardless of type of registration (i.e. Thursday/Friday/Whole)


Please email and we will keep you updated with the programme and booking information.

British Psychoanalytic Association – Open Scientific Meeting @ Friends Meeting House Tickets
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Caroline Polmear will present her paper Listening to Unconscious Communication

In this paper Caroline Polmear reminds us that transference is a communication from the patient’s unconscious to the analyst’s unconscious. A primary task for the analyst then becomes that of listening to and deciphering that communication in order to become conscious of its rich and complex nature. Through clinical illustrations, she explores various ways in which we listen including: noting slight variations we or the patient make to the setting; listening to our counter-transference and in particular to our enactments of the counter-transference; listening to the developmental level of the patient’s communication; being aware and listening to the process in and between sessions, and listening with the help of
a third person.

Caroline Polmear is a Training and Supervising Analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society and Institute.
She has an interest in clinical teaching, in particular how to teach listening to unconscious communication. In the past she worked at the Brent Adolescent Centre and continues her interest in work with young people through her supervision of student counsellors at UCL Student Psychological Services. Her private psychoanalytic practice is in work with adults.


Coffee and biscuits from 10.30 am

Free parking. Nearest Underground: Golders Green Station – then either 15-mins walk, or H2 bus towards Heathgate (4 mins) plus 7-min walk.

Contact Nina Wessels at to request an invitation via Eventbrite through which you can buy your ticket online.