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Violence, delinquency, sexual acting out and more

Clinical Seminars for child and adolescent psychotherapists/adult psycho-analytic psychotherapists – technical and theoretical discussions.

Course Aim

The course is designed for:
• qualified child and adolescent psychotherapists, and
• qualified adult psychoanalytic psychotherapists,

working in any setting where they are able to treat children and young people using a psychotherapeutic method. The purpose of the seminars is to enable
clinicians to discuss and focus on the psychoanalytic thinking that underpins and informs their work.

Course Overview

There will be two 2-hour seminars per term.  Those wishing to attend will be asked to sign up for all six seminars to retain continuity.  The course will be based on the presentation of clinical material, with some occasional reading generated by the discussion.  It is hoped the seminars will give the time and detailed attention required, to focus on the psychoanalytic thinking that underpins the work with difficult cases, where there are specifically challenging problems such as violence,
delinquency or sexual acting out, among others.

Course Leader

Valli Kohon is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (trained at the Tavistock Clinic) and a Psychoanalyst/Child Analyst, Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She has worked in both the private and public sector with children, adolescents, parents, and families for three decades.

Valli Kohon has taught in a number of British child and adult psychotherapy psycho-analytic training organisations, and taught and lectured extensively across Europe, South America and Australasia.  More recently she worked for 6 years at the Portman Clinic, treating children and young people who were violent, delinquent or engaged in sexual acting out.

Course Times

6 seminars on Saturday mornings, two 2-hour seminars per term, from 10am-12 noon on the following dates: 

  • 24 September 2016
  • 26 November 2016
  • 21 January 2017
  • 18 February 2017
  • 20 May 2017
  • 1 July 2017.  

Learning Outcomes

A critical evaluation and questioning of the assumptions made regarding the theoretical basis informing clinical work, as well as the grasp of unfamiliar concepts and theories from a wider body of psychoanalytic writing.

How to Pay and Fees

bpf members £250      

Trained at IPCAPA or the former BAP £300

Other ACP/BPC accredited training £350

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing and subject to an admin fee of £25

  • 100% refund will be given for cancellations up to 60 days before the course start date.
  • 50% refund will be given for cancellations up to 30 days before the course start date.
  • No refund for cancellations received in less than 30 days before the course start date.

Once you have paid, please visit our website to register or register via this link.  Email queries to


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. 


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