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20:30 - 22:00


bpf member fee £ 10.00


British Psychotherapy Foundation
37 Mapesbury Road
London, NW2 4HJ
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our theories through a contemporary lens


bpf members-only event

Jungian Analysis and Psychoanalysis are robust and influential systems of thought that have much to offer, but they also face a range of difficulties in twenty first century society. Some of these arise from changes in the norms, values and understanding within that society.  Greater awareness of racism, sexual diversity, class and the workings of socio-political power all have a bearing on the kind of thinking that an analyst carries with them into the consulting room. Yet to rethink our approaches often impacts upon key theoretical building blocks in ways that evoke resistance, confusion and inertia.

This seminar led by Professor Stephen Frosh is a stand-alone event to which all members of bpf are warmly invited.

The seminar is also an opening session for a series of four reading groups for BJAA members. These groups will study key texts focussing each meeting on a specific area of concern within our theory, including the interrogation of such concepts as ‘the primitive’, inner and outer worlds, contra-sexuality and participation mystique.

Members of the PPA or IPCAPA interested in setting up similar reading groups within their Associations are invited to contact Helen Morgan for further information (please get in touch with the bpf office at for contact details).

essential reading

Frosh, S. (2019) Psychosocial Studies with Psychoanalysis. Journal of Psychosocial Studies  

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about the speaker

Professor Stephen Frosh was instrumental in setting up the bpf / Birkbeck collaborative MSc Psychodynamics of Human Development. He is a founding member and was first Head of the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College. He has worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS and as Vice Dean in the Child and Family Department of the Tavistock Clinic, London. His academic interests are in the applications of psychoanalysis to social issues; gender, culture and ‘race’; and psychosocial studies.


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bpf member fee £ 10.00