who is it 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.
This reading group will discuss and explore the rich psychoanalytic literature from Freud to the current day. 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.
The group will be facilitated by an experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapist who will be able to offer a context for each paper and some material from their own clinical experience as an aid to learning.
Seminars run on Thursdays from 18.30 - 20.00.
dates - Spring term
- 21st and 28th January
- 4th and 11th February
(Reading Week 18th February - no seminar)
- 25th February
- 4th, 11th and 18th March
A personal interest in the fundamentals of psychoanalytic theory.
Cost of a term of 8 seminars is £310. Cost for the two terms (16 seminars), if booked together, will be at a discounted rate of £600, whilst the cost for all three terms (24 seminars) is £880.
Please note that the bpf will not be held responsible for travel/hotel expenses made or incurred in the unlikely event of this course either being cancelled or postponed. See our cancellation and refund policies for more information.
how to apply
To apply for this course, please download and complete the application form supplied and email it to the PPA Training Coordinator at PPAtraining@bpf-psychotherapy.org.ukdownload application form
Reading list for Summer 2020download reading list
Reading list for Spring 2021download reading list
The building has limited access - please call us on 020 8452 9823 to discuss your needs.
The bpf is committed to diversity and inclusivity in all the work we deliver. We are fully dedicated to promoting, maintaining and supporting equality of opportunity in all aspects of our organisation and, as such, the bpf welcomes applications from all sections of society.