developing a psychoanalytic approach to working with children & adolescents

  • September 2022 - July 2023
  • 37 Mapesbury Road, London, NW2 4HJ

This course offers the opportunity for those currently engaged in direct work with children or young people to discuss aspects of that work in a weekly seminar led by a senior child psychotherapist. The aim of the course is to develop and enhance psychoanalytic understanding of the emotional growth and behaviour of children and adolescents and to consider its application in current work.

who is it for

This course is open to people who are interested in applying psychoanalytic understanding in their current work with children and adolescents and of particular benefit to those considering further training.

course content

Group members’ experience in their own settings will form the basis of discussion and related to relevant theoretical concepts. As a work discussion seminar it is expected that the participants bring detailed presentations of their work which are then thought about using a psychoanalytic framework.

The course is facilitated by senior Child Psychotherapists who are Members of the bpf and ACP.


10 Monday evenings per term, from 7:30pm – 8:30pm.

Starting September 2022

2022/2023: dates to be confirmed 


entry requirements

Current experience of relevant work



On offer of a place, you will be invited to register and pay via debit card through a secured payment page.

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 Sandra Pereira at [email protected]uk

Alternatively, please print it and return it to Sandra Pereira at 37 Mapesbury Road | London | NW2 4HJ

download application form

access information

The building has limited access - please call us on 020 8452 9823 to discuss your needs.

contact us

If you have any questions please contact Sandra Pereira, MSc, Postgraduate & Public Events Officer, British Psychotherapy Foundation, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ Tel 020 8452 9823 Fax 020 8452 0310 E-mail: [email protected]

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.