Bpf AGM, Members’ Day and Special Lecture with Ann Horne

Annual bpf Members' Day & AGM 2023 which includes a special lecture delivered by Ann Horne in memory of Lionel Monteith


We would like to invite you to to join us on the 11th November for our annual members' day and AGM. The meet-up will include our annual general meeting and our annual lecture delivered by Ann Horne, former head of the child and adolescent psychotherapy training and of post-graduate development at the BAP. There will be a members' lunch, and a networking event in the afternoon.

In-person tickets are for members' only. Online tickets are for any non bpf member wishing to attend and bpf members can also join online.  

Only bpf members can attend the AGM portion of the event which is from 13:30 -15:00. Non bpf- members can join from 11:00 -12:30 for the annual lecture. Please refer to the schedule below. 

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The 2023 bpf Annual Lecture, in memory of Lionel Monteith: Creativity within tradition: technique and principles of child and adolescent psychotherapy in a changed world

The author reflects on the changing environment in which child and adolescent psychotherapy is practised: the  settings for clinical work; the pressures, demands and opportunities; developments in technique and the crisis today in adolescent mental health  - especially where the body becomes the location for negotiating distress and activity precludes reflection.  The political, social and social media context, and the impact of responses to Covid 19 on the young and their therapists, has had a huge impact.  Nevertheless, much creativity is going on as that 'set of psychoanalytic principles’ … continues to ‘be adapted to specific cases’ (Anna Freud commenting on technique).


About the Speaker 

Ann Horne is a Fellow of the British Psychotherapy Foundation. A former head of the child and adolescent psychotherapy training and of post-graduate development at the BAP (where she trained) and a past editor of the Journal of Child Psychotherapy, Ann co-edited with Monica Lanyado The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. She conceived the Independent Psychoanalytic Approaches with Children and Adolescents series for Routledge, which she now co-edits with Teresa Bailey following Monica’s retirement. Routledge published her selected papers (On Children Who Privilege the Body – reflections of an Independent psychotherapist) in 2018.  Retired from NHS work, latterly after 10 years at the Portman Clinic in London, she occasionally writes, teaches, and enjoys consultations with peers. Her professional interests still centre on adolescents and children who act rather than being able to access thought and reflection. 


Schedule for the day

10:30: Welcome Coffee

11:00- 12:30: Ann Horne Lecture and Q&A

12:30-13:30: Lunch

13:30- 15:00: AGM

15:00 -16:00: Sweet serve and tea

16:00: Finish and all to depart.