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BPA Lecture of the Week: Narcissism: Me, Myself and I. The difficulty in recognizing others
10 May 2017
Narcissism: Me, Myself and I.
The difficulty in recognizing others

Public event (for external members)

Time: 8.30-10.00 pm.

Cost: £35.00

This Lecture forms part of the Clinical and Theoretical Seminars (CTS) Course.   Theoretical lectures can be applied for on a single or multiple basis. 

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Speaker: Michael Halton

Narcissism: Me, Myself and I. The difficulty in recognizing others? - The focus of the talk will be on exploring how we identify narcissistic defences, their origins in early experience and the persistent part they play in adult relations.

About the speaker

Michael Halton is a psychoanalyst and senior member of the British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA), the British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf), and the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists. He is a member of the BPA Training Committee and teaches on its training. He is a training therapist and supervisor for thebpf and supervises and lectures at the Tavistock Clinic. He has a particular interest in technique. Amongst his published works are papers on Bion, The Oedipal Situation, Phobic States of Mind, and Schizoid states of mind. He has given various clinical papers to the British, Colombian and Japanese IPA Psychoanalytic Societies, and applied papers to the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival. He was formerly a part time Consultant Psychologist in the NHS and is now in full-time private practice.

About the theoretical lectures

A series of theoretical lectures covering a broad range of themes in psychoanalysis given by Training and Senior psychoanalysts.  It forms part of the BPA Clinical and Theoretical Seminars (CTS): Lectures and Clinical Discussion Groups (CDGs) running from September 2016 to July 2017. The next lecture takes place on 24 May 2017 - Mad Men do what Sane Men Dream with David Morgan.


Please contact us for accessibility needs including wheelchair access via training@psychoanalysis-bpa.org.

How to book

Complete the application form below or contact the Training Coordinator on training@psychoanalysis-bpa.org or on 020 8452 9823.

Cost: £35 per lecture payable upon application.  Payment can be made only by bank transfer:

British Psychotherapy Foundation
The Co-operative Bank, Sort Code: 08-02-28, Account Number: 684 746 94

You will need to use the lecture's reference BPA/lecture date/your name to enable us to identify your payment.


The bpf will not be held responsible for travel/hotel expenses made or incurred in the unlikely event of this course either being cancelled or postponed.

Event Details
Reference CTS-12
Start Date 10/05/2017
End Date 10/05/2017
Start Time 20:30
End Time 22:00
Price £35.00
Location 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ
Venue 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ
Tel: 020 8452 9823 Registered office: 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ
Company number 8238969 registered in England and Wales Registered charity number 1150806