mothers accused and abused: addressing complex psychological needs

Jan
25
11:00 - 12:30 Reading

Angela Foster will focus on the challenges to therapists as they struggle to ‘face’ abusive mothers and hear these women’s stories. She will address some common themes: humiliation and shame; severe personality disorder; and experience of repeated toxic relationships.

brevity forum: jeri onitskansky introduces tony hoagland’s poetry

Jan
30
20:30 - 22:00 London

members' event. Facilitated by BJAA analyst Jeri Onitskansky, we will explore one or two poems by the remarkable American poet Tony Hoagland.

comparative clinical methods workshop

Feb
01
09:30 - 17:00 London

Members' event. A second workshop on the Comparative Clinical Method (CCM) - a method of understanding better how we work clinically.

the nitty gritty of practice: time and money in psychoanalytic psychotherapy (a clinical workshop)

Feb
15
10:30 - 17:00 London

A day conference led by Sue Kegerreis and Barry Keane devoted to discussion of how we and our patients can struggle with crucial routine issues in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

inner voices and other lives as secrets: a psychoanalytic perspective on fragmentation and compartmentalisation

Feb
15
11:00 - 12:30 Oxford

Wessex event. Kannan Navaratnem will discuss how conscious and unconscious fragmentation and compartmentalisation of mind and behaviour can act as defences against psychic collapse.

gdpr briefing seminar

Feb
22
09:30 - 12:30 London

Workshop on GDPR regulations designed specifically for bpf members and trainees.

jung - lacan dialogues: symptoms

Feb
22
14:00 - 17:00 London

Gwion Jones and David Henderson will elaborate on the history and development of the concept of symptom in the work of Jung and Lacan, and reflect on some of the implications for clinical work.

bpf open day 2020

Mar
14
10:00 - 16:30 London

An open event for anyone thinking about training as a psychotherapist including talks, presentations and exhibitions.

endings, unexpected and planned: cliff edge or soft landing?

Mar
15
14:00 - 17:00 London

The speakers will discuss responsible endings/retirement, issues around fitness to practice, difficulties for clinical trustees, the role of supervision and how/when should trainees be introduced to these issues.

audiences with authors: dissecting the superego: moralities under the psychoanalytic microscope

Mar
21
11:00 - 13:00 London

In her talk, Celia Harding will introduce her new book of collected papers which covers many areas of superego functioning, and will particularly focus on the role of the Superego in the Age of Narcissism.

jung - lacan dialogues: analytic relationship

May
16
14:00 - 17:00 London

Gwion Jones and David Henderson will elaborate on the history and development of the concept of an analytic relationship in the work of Jung and Lacan, and reflect on some of the implications for clinical work.

save the date: the bpf annual conference ‘the violent human’

Sep
18
09:30 - 18:00 London

The bpf Annual Conference - ‘The Violent Human’ – will be an exploration of the origins and expression of violence in human personal and social relationships in its many manifestations (including on the environment) at the different stages of life from childhood to adulthood.