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10:30 - 17:00


Non-BPF members £ 80.00
BPF members £ 45.00
BPF trainees £ 25.00
Non-BPF trainees £ 40.00


British Psychotherapy Foundation
37 Mapesbury Road
London, NW2 4HJ
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sexuality now: moving beyond heteronormativity?

Registration starts at 9:45.

This full-day event is an opportunity to explore the new book in the Tavistock Clinic Series, “Sexuality and Gender Now: Moving Beyond Heteronormativity”.The book is a collection of papers by European and American clinicians which sets out to demonstrate what it means for psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis to develop an approach that takes for granted an acceptance of diversity.

Moving beyond the traditional psychoanalytic position on sexual development, which has viewed heterosexuality as the developmental norm from which other forms of sexual expression are judged, the speakers will use psychoanalytic and Jungian ideas to reflect on the experience of those individuals who have not been able to find their desires reflected in the heterosexuality encoded in the social, cultural, religious and economic institutions of our society.

about speakers

Leezah Hertzmann, a senior couple and individual psychoanalytic psychotherapist at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trus and in private practice. She has a career-long interest in psychoanalytic theory and technique with LGBTQI individuals and couples. Leezah was one of the editors of the book 'Sexuality and Gender Now: Moving Beyond Heteronormativity', which prompted this conference.

Juliet Newbigin, a senior member of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy section of the bpf, and the book’s other editor. She has previously written and taught on the subject of sexual diversity and on the impact of the social context on individual development in the family. Juliet is the other editor of 'Sexuality and Gender Now: Moving Beyond Heteronormativity'.

Giorgio Giaccardi, a training analyst for the British Jungian Analytic Association (part of bpf) and a member analyst of the Associazione per la Ricerca in Psicologia Analitica (Milan). He has published, taught and presented, both in the United Kingdom and abroad, on the process of symbolization.

Dr Poul Rohleder, a clinical psychologist and a psychoanalytic psychotherapy member of the bpf. Alongside having a private practice in Central London he is an academic and researcher, and is a senior lecturer at the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex.



This workshop counts as 6 CPD hours.

Light lunch will be provided.

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Non-BPF members £ 80.00
BPF members £ 45.00
BPF trainees £ 25.00
Non-BPF trainees £ 40.00