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PPA Reading Group

About this course

Are you interested in the origins and development of psychoanalytic theory and practice?

How has psychoanalytic thinking been developed and applied to understanding ourselves and the world we live in?

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This reading group will discuss and explore the rich psychoanalytic literature from Freud to the current day. We will initially offer two 8 week terms for this group to study with an experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Members of the group will be expected each week to read a seminal paper chosen from the psychoanalytic literature.  The discussion is an important part of the ethos and is intended to leave room for a variety of different views in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

Who the course is for

The course may appeal to people who want to acquaint themselves with the fundamentals of psychoanalytic theory out of personal interest, or who see it as a step towards embarking on a psychoanalytic training.


British Psychotherapy Foundation, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ.


Dates for the year 2017, on Thursdays, are presented here.

Summer and Autumn terms


Summer 2017 Autumn 2017
27 April 21 September
4 May 28 September
11 May 5 October
18 May 12 October
25 May 19 October
1 June 26 October
8 June 2 November
15 June 9 November


Course Fees

£250.00 for a series of 8 seminars

£450.00 for all 16 meetings booked together with a discount of £50.00.


Please contact us for accessibility needs including wheelchair access via enquiries@bpf-psychotherapy.org.uk.

Cancellation Policy

Any cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations made no later then four weeks prior to the commencement of the course are eligible for a full refund minus an administration charge of £25.

For further information and application form

Discuss your interest with Chris Van Duuren.

If you have any questions about the group you can contact Sophina Khan, PPA Training Manager, at sophinak@bpf-psychotherapy.org.uk or telephone 020 8452 9823 Monday-Friday 10.00am-4.00pm.

Tel: 020 8452 9823 Registered office: 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ
Company number 8238969 registered in England and Wales Registered charity number 1150806