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09:30 - 16:00


standard £ 70.00
student/trainee £ 40.00

infant observation today 2019

A one-day conference exploring the fascinating world of Infant Observation with speakers, a fishbowl demonstration and small group discussions.
This event is for everyone who works with people including therapists, analysts & counsellors and those with an interested in human development, the infant-parent relationship, non-verbal communication and the unfolding psyche.
Refreshments and lunch are included.

programme for the day: 


09.30 - Registration
10.00 - Corrie Pope, 2018 Gold Kelnar Prize Winning paper
11.15 - Coffee
11.35 - Alessandra Cavalli: A paper in response to thoughts stimulated by Corrie’s paper
12.50 - Presentation of Kelnar Prize Certificates
12.55 - Lunch
13.45 - Fishbowl discussion of an observation by Dimitrios Chartonas, 2018 Kelnar Silver Prize Winner (tbc). Dimitrios and a group of bpf Infant Observation Seminar Leaders &
students will discuss an observation together.
14.45 - Break-out groups
15:30 - Plenary
16.00 - Close

about the speakers

Corrie Pope completed her MSc in the Psychodynamics of Human Development from Birkbeck, University of London, and the British Psychotherapy Foundation in 2018.

about the bpf Kelnar Prize

The Kelnar Prize is awarded annually to a bpf Trainee, MSc student or Infant Observation Course participant whose final Infant Observation paper is considered to be of outstanding merit.

The Kelnar Prize was instigated in recognition of the significant contribution made by the late Dr John Kelnar to the teaching and practice of psychotherapy. bpf Infant Observation Seminar Leaders may submit any exceptional papers to the Kelnar Prize Panel and the winner will be invited to give their paper alongside a prestigious presenter at the annual bpf Infant Observation Conference.


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standard £ 70.00
student/trainee £ 40.00