the psychoanalytic forum: homophobia, heteronormativity and shame
members' only event. Poul Rohleder draws on psychoanalytic theory and psychosocial research to demonstrate the impact of homophobia and heterosexism on the development of boys who grow up with an awareness of a gay identity.
jung forum: finding a wavelength : struggling conceptually and clinically to meet a patient
Members' event. Steven Flower will explore what happens when, while working with an unusually difficult patient, the pre-set clinical and theoretical identity prove inadequate.
south london event: using psychoanalytic observation to understand escalation and aggression in the acute psychiatric setting
Members' only event. Ann Scott will present her current research project, which is using psychoanalytic observation to understand the subtle dynamics – between staff and patients, patients and patients, and staff and staff – that may make an escalation in the ward atmosphere, or an untoward incident, more likely.
bpf open day 2019
An open event for anyone thinking about training as a psychotherapist including taster session, presentations and exhibitions.
exploring gender diversity
Our developing understanding of gender development and expression reveals that they are far more complex than we have hitherto tended to assume. This conference is for people working in the therapy profession who are interested in exploring this complexity.
jung forum: can we think and talk about sexuality, fantasy and fetish from a jungian perspective?
Members' event. A talk focusing on Jungian approach to all matters erotic, fantasised, and fetishised - attempting to raise more questions than to provide answers.
audiences with authors: the place of the visual in psychoanalytic practice: image in the countertransference
With Faye Carey. The book explores the place of the visual image in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, a still relatively unexplored topic in the psychoanalytic literature.
help me love my baby
In this talk, Ju Tomaz-Merrills will present the film Help me Love my Baby, a documentary about a mother and baby, filmed at the Anna Freud Centre for Channel 4.
bpf scientific meeting: contemporary issues in clinical practice and training
Senior Members of the bpf will pose and explore key questions that are at the heart of the way we practice clinically and the way we train new generations of psychoanalytic psychotherapists to provide the intensive treatments on which our professional institutions are founded and for which we are known.
on waves of time, psyche & soma
a conference featuring two outstanding and richly illustrated presentations from the IV IAAP European Congress of Analytical Psychology, Avignon 2018
audiences with authors: mothers accused and abused: addressing complex psychological needs
An event dedicated to the book "Mothers Accused and Abused: Addressing Complex Psychological Needs" featuring Angela Foster (book's editor) and contributors to the book.
one-day workshop on comparative clinical methods
Members' event. Laurence Spurling and Ronald Doctor will offer bpf members the experience of using the Comparative Clinical Method (CCM) approach in their everyday practice.
complex trauma: working creatively within a psychoanalytic frame
Dr Joanne Stubley will discuss the creative work needed to engage and treat patients with Complex PTSD, and how a psychoanalytic understanding remains central to the work in all its forms.
infant observation today 2019
A one-day conference exploring the fascinating world of Infant Observation with speakers, a fishbowl demonstration and small group discussions.
boarding school syndrome: the psychological trauma of ‘privileged’ children
In this Wessex event, Prof. Joy Schaverien will discuss a cluster of symptoms and behaviours, which she classified as ‘Boarding School Syndrome’.