Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis

The CPJA is a College of the UK Council for Psychotherapy. It has an individual membership of over 1800 practitioners and brings together 30 Organisational Members, most of which offer training courses. It is the largest organisation of psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and Jungian psychotherapists in the UK.

What kind of psychotherapy do CPJA members offer?

All members of the CPJA believe that unconscious processes shape our behaviour and our lives. Broadly speaking this means that we don’t know as much about ourselves as we think we do.

The unconscious is, as the word suggests, ‘un’-conscious but manifests in dreams, symptoms and patterns of behaviour. Often we know these patterns are damaging to our selves and others, but we feel powerless to change them. More positively, the unconscious is also a source of creativity and imagination.

Members of the CPJA work with people with a very wide range of concerns, such as depression, anxiety, sexual and relationship problems, conflicts at work or in education, and loss of a sense of meaning and purpose in life. However, it is not necessary to have a specific problem but simply desire to undertake a journey of discovery. Read more here.

Are you looking for a psychotherapist?

Our members work with children, adolescents, adults and older people, with people with disabilities, with couples, groups, and families. If you are looking for a psychotherapist, please use our find a therapist page.

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CPJA Ethics Committee Symposium: Call for Papers

Ethics in the Modern World: Where Are We Now?

The CPJA Ethics Committee is committed to continue to emphasise the centrality of ethics in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and to maintain a forum where ethical issues may be discussed.

The aim of the symposium is to foster debate and open discussion between psychoanalytic psychotherapists about ethics in clinical practice and promote dialogue and networking in a learning atmosphere. The day offers opportunity for lively debate and relevant discussion. It is to be held on 18 March 2017 in London, venue to be confirmed.

Additionally there will be breakout discussion groups. If you would like to lead a group or have a topic you would like to debate please submit the title and a brief outline together with your contact details. See below.

Submitting an Abstract

The CPJA Ethics Committee welcomes proposals – not exceeding 500 words – for presentations in the tradition of psychoanalysis/Jungian Analysis/Psychoanalytic Psychology addressing ethical aspects of the work. Clinical papers and applied theoretical papers concerning ethical issues are particularly welcome. Papers should require no more than 45 minutes for presentation. This will be a formal respondent and space for responses and discussion.

Your proposal/topic should include the following information:

  • Full name
  • Full mailing address, email address and contact telephone numbers
  • Institution (professional body or university)
  • If a candidate/trainee in a clinical training, indicate which training body
  • Any technical requirements e.g. PowerPoint, DVD/CD player, flip chart or OHP etc

Please send your abstracts to before the deadline of 5pm on 25 November 2016. You will be notified of the acceptance of your abstract by 20 December 2016.


The Harry Guntrip Psychotherapy Trust Leeds Yorkshire Events Programme



Saturday 19th November 2016 10.00am -1.15pm at Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

“On Attachment: The View from Developmental Psychology”

A talk presented by Ian Rory Owen PhD who will present a précis of the main points of his new publication “On Attachment: The View from Developmental Psychology”. This will be followed by small groups working on some fictional case material and discussion concerning an attachment-oriented view of individual psychotherapy with adults.

Sally Beeken (Harry Guntrip Psychotherapy Trust) will be chairing

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Jungian Training at the West Midlands Institute Birmingham Training Programme please contact website for details of programme and booking form

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AAP Annual Conference “Psychoanalysis and Politics ” 26 November at the LSE

Psychoanalysis and Politics
By David Morgan
SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2016 10.00am to 1.00pm

In times of political turmoil, where does one turn to for insight?

Faith is the persistence and continuity of humanity. (Updike) “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold”?(Yeats). “The old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear”(Gramici) “Everything must change so that everything can stay the same.” (Tancredi  in “The Leopard”) Freud like Tancredi was pretty pessimistic about social change, despite at the beginning of his career recognising the profound effects of trauma and inequality on his patients. He contributed enormously to our understanding of the mind. However, nothing human can be understood in the abstract. We also have to interpret thoughts, feelings and behaviours in their social context.

In his lecture David Morgan will provide a framework to address these issues.

Part One will deal with “Migration, Trauma and Identity” Part Two will be on “Inflammatory Projective Identification in Political Rhetoric.”

DAVID MORGAN is a consultant psychotherapist and psychoanalyst both in the NHS and private practice. He worked for many years as a Consultant at the Portman Clinic.  He is a training/supervising analyst of the BPA; Fellow of the BPAS; training therapist/supervisor of the BPF and Tavistock Clinic; Organiser and Chair of the “Political Mind Seminars” at the Institute of Psychoanalysis; Honorary Senior Lecturer at City University, London and Essex University.Lecture 2017.

Details of how to book for this event are available from

Reduced price tickets (£35 for non members; £25 for students) available for bookings made before 30 October 2016.


Letter about Mandatory Reporting from Chair of StopSO : the specialist treatment organisation for rhe preventionnof sexual offending


Dear Sir or Madam

I am a UKCP registered NLPtCA and COSRT Accredited therapist and supervisor. I am also the Chair of StopSO: The Specialist Treatment Organisation for the Prevention of Sexual Offending. We work to prevent sexual offending through therapy. We have applied for charitable status.

We are
1) Ready to spread the word about StopSO’s existence (and if any therapists from your member organisation want to sign up with StopSo we would be delighted to consider them. The requirements to sign up are listed here )

2) A place that therapists who have clients presenting with these issues can refer on. Many therapists do not feel ready to work with this themselves, and with so many child abuse images online, this is an issue coming into therapy rooms more and more often.

3) But the main reason for writing, is that I have written a report on the government consultation on mandatory reporting..which can be accessed here We are keen for this report to get spread to all therapists as there is a lot of valuable information…not just about mandatory reporting but also about the current law (which many therapists are not well informed about). So if you were willing to pass it on to your registrants we would be most grateful. The general public has until October 13th to make their comments known directly, in the government mandatory reporting consultation.

4) If anyone has any questions they can either contact or contact me directly,

Juliet Grayson

A Report on Child Abuse, including Child Sexual Abuse and Child Neglect: The impact of the Government Consultation on Mandatory Reporting on psychotherapists and counsellors
As you probably know, there is currently a government consultation on the mandatory reporting of this in England. At first thought we would all say ‘yes, mandatory reporting is necessary.’ However, there can be unintended consequences, and I (Juliet Grayson) as chair of StopSO, The Specialist Treatment Organisation for the Prevention of Sexual Offending,,have written a (long) report on this.

The report covers the current legal situation, what the consultation document is saying, the impact of possible mandatory reporting on therapists who work for agencies, in private practice and in the NHS, who would legally have to report if it is brought in etc. It is written from the perspective of StopSO (The Specialist Treatment Organisation for the Prevention of Sexual Offending). The summary of recommendations is this:
StopSO recommends that:
1) Mandatory reporting should not include psychotherapists and counsellors in private practice, so they can continue to work with low level offenders and other sexual offenders, making decisions about reporting in consultation with experienced supervisors
2) The public is made aware that therapists in private practice are not included in mandatory reporting. Evidence supports that potential perpetrators will come forward to access therapeutic help if they know it is there. In some cases, this will prevent the first sexual offence from happening.
3) StopSO needs government funding to help perpetrators who want to stop and cannot afford to pay for themselves, to reduce the rate of sexual abuse

Read the whole report at

23rd John Bowlby Memorial Conference , London March 3rd and 4th 2017

The 23rd John Bowlby Memorial International Conference, London

The Bowlby Centre – The John Bowlby Memorial Conference Monograph Series
Friday, 3 March and Saturday, 4 March 2017

When people have experienced attachment trauma, being caught in a never-ending cycle of emotional and relational repetition can dominate their lives. In the words of Selma Fraiberg: “Trauma demands repetition”. Attachment trauma can leave a person with an impaired and constricted life, overwhelming feelings, internal critical voices and a tendency towards an unhealthy dissociation. These features lie at the core of the repetitions we encounter with our clients, often in the form of relational reenactment in the psychotherapy setting. Such reenactments can be difficult to be conscious of for both therapist and the client.

Onno Van der Hart (The Netherlands: co-author of The Haunted Self) ● Karl-Heinz Brisch (Germany: author of Treating Attachment Disorders) ● Ruth Lanius (Canada: co-author of Healing the Traumatized Self) ● Adrienne Harris (USA: co-author of First Do No Harm) ● Susie Orbach ( UK: author of Bodies, Fat is a feminist issue) ● Guy Hibbert (UK: film director and writer, May 33rd and Eye in the Sky) ● Orit Badouk Epstein (UK: co-author of Ritual Abuse and Mind Control) ● Daniel Shaw (USA: author of Traumatic Narcissism)

Details of how to book this event and full details are at

The Bowlby Centre training open day Nov 12 th

Promoting Attachment and Inclusion


Saturday, 12 November 2016  10.15 – 14.00

Cost: £50

Venue: The Bowlby Centre 1 Highbury Crescent, London N5 1RN

Facilitators: Victoria Settle and Helene Everitt

If you are interested in entering our clinical training, you can now book your place on our Open Day taking place on Saturday, 12 Novembery 2016 by visiting If you have any questions about the training please contact


Mental Health Today sept

In the news this week, there has been a call for Brexit negotiations to prioritise access to EU funding programmes for scientific results. We also highlight a publication from Pavilion.
1) Access to EU funding programmes should be a priority in Brexit negotiations, according to Alzheimer’s Research UK, as a poll of dementia scientists highlight fears that Britain’s exit from the EU will lead to a loss of funding for research. Read the full story.
2) The 2008 recession in Europe was associated with adverse health outcomes, particularly for suicides and mental health problems, according to a review of studies. Read the full story.
3) The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland has made a series of recommendations to Scottish services after publishing its investigation into the case of Ms OP, a mother who suffocated her baby while profoundly affected by postnatal depression. Read the full story.
4) Out now: Applying Values-Based Practice for People Experiencing Psychosis by Wendy Hawksworth. This resource teaches nurse educators, staff trainers and clinicians how to apply principles of a values-based practice framework to clinical situations. Get your copy now for £67.50.

5) Mental Health Today is supporting the Learning Disability Today event this year in London on Tuesday, November 29. This is the largest inclusive learning disability event of the year and is back for the 16th year running! As always, the packed seminar programme will be delivered by a multitude of high quality speakers, who are thought-leaders in the field. The programme will focus on topics that are important to people with learning disabilities, their carers and the professionals who support them. Book your place here for only £35+VAT!

Don’t forget to check out the Mental Health Today website, @mhtodaymag on Twitter and our Facebook page throughout the week for the latest news.

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IGA 2yr CPD programme Birmingham 2017 / 2019

e Group Dialogue In Organisations And Society
A two-year IGA Professional Development Programme

BIRMINGHAM 2017 – 2019
Course convenors:
Teresa von Sommaruga Howard (UK)
Göran Ahlin (Sweden)
This programme is designed for senior practitioners from any professional background facing the challenges inherent in settings where large group processes operate. These might be an organisation, project team, community group or any group where there is a wish to include people in decision-making, encourage consultation processes, bridge racial, cultural and religious divides, or tackle local and global challenges. The particular focus is on how hidden processes in the socio-political context impede the capacity to think creatively when making decisions, developing policy or building strategy.

Based in an easily accessible residential setting at beautiful Woodbrooke in Birmingham, Europe’s only Quaker Study Centre, the programme takes place over twelve weekends over two years. Start and finish times are designed to enable travel from distance.

Delegates will have the opportunity through experiential work and seminars to learn how to apply group analytic principles to facilitate dialogue in any setting. Delegates will work on a ‘live project’ based on their own working environment as a piece of ‘action research’ to apply their learning to their specific contexts.

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In the news this week, two mental health trusts have become the first to receive an outstanding rating under the Care Quality Commission’s new inspection regime. We also highlight a forthcoming publication from Pavilion.


1) Two NHS mental health trusts have become the first to be awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) since the care regulator changed its inspection regime. Read the full story.


2) Discrimination against people with mental ill health is still widespread among United Nations countries, with bars to marriage, voting rights and employment existing in more than a third of those, a survey has revealed. Read the full story.


3) About a third of people with conditions such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or mental ill health have been the victim of a crime in the past year, according to new figures. Read the full story.


4) An inquest jury has found a multitude of failures at HMP Highpoint contributed to the death of a man with long-standing mental health issues. Read the full post.


5) Coming soon from Pavilion: Reflections and Challenges of Psychiatry by Nick Bouras. This book presents a personal historical chronicle and panoramic view of some of the most significant milestones of modern psychiatry. It is a personal journey though British psychiatry, the NHS and academic life for over 40 years and it describes personal experience as perceived by a postgraduate student, practicing clinician, teacher, trainer, researcher and health service manager. Pre-order yours via now for £11.95 and benefit from no postage and packing charge if you’re in the UK.


Don’t forget to check out the Mental Health Today website@mhtodaymag on Twitter andour Facebook page throughout the week for the latest news.

Thanks for reading,
Dan Parton and the Mental Health Today team

Additional Notes For CPJA Action Plan from Andy Cottam

Additional notesr CPJA action plan:


Item 1. We have 5 Quinquennial Reviews planned for the year.

In recognition of the considerable amount of work involved in QRs we have again raised the payment for the visitors, the

writing of the reports and for the appraisal of the ethical documents to as follows:

Convenor: £350.00; Second visitor: £250.00; Report writer: £225.00; Ethics documents appraisal: £250.00


Item 2: We are planning on carrying out the reaccreditation of between 40 and 50 Direct Registrants. (The exact number depends the renewal of membership later in 2016 and the survival of some struggling OMs). The cost of the work involved was carefully calculated bappraising the amount of work undertaken in the first year. We have kept the cost to the registrant the same as in the last 2 years. The work is intended to fully accounted for by this payment so it may need adjusting in future years. This would need to fit in with the cost of membership through OMs. This year we are trying to synchronise the reaccreditation of Direct Members so as not to clash with the work the committee needs to undertake OM QRs.


Item 3:  Regular ongoing meetings of the Training Standards and Members Committee (TS&MC) and their Reaccreditation of Direct Registrants Subcommittee (RDRS) held the same day Executive Committee, College and Ethics Committee meetings so the cost of venue and members travel expenses amortised with these. 4 meetings are planned each year, one of which to be held outside London.


Item 4: The amount of voluntary work required in the continued regulation to the standards that we (UKCP) value and promote has been increasing on an annual basis. Although the work of the QR visitors and Direct Membership peer assessors is now compensated, the considerable amount of work spent by key members of the Executive Committee is unpaid and unlikely to be sustainable without some compensation. We propose that this work needs to be analysed by logging it and paying for it on an hourly rate. We propose that the Chair of TS&MC (also Chair of th foe RDRS ) receives an honorarium of £1,000.00 in recognition of the responsibility of the role(s). Similarly the Chair of the Ethics Committee should receive the same amount. In addition we are asking for a payment of £40.00 per hour (capped at a sum of £2,000) for work done on regulation in the College.


Item 5: Our Annual Conference and AGM are to be held on the same date with the AGM at the end of day. This was originally planned for April 2016 but needed to be postponed due to clashes when the date of the Board of Trustee away day needed to be changed. This will need to be balanced with our budget from last year. As with the Ethics Symposium (Item7), tickets will be sold for the Annual Conference and the income is budgeted to offset all of the costs. The Annual Conference is open to members of other colleges and to BPC members. The AGM is for CPJA members only.


Item 6: Regular meetings with the Chairs of Ethics Committees of each of our OMs proved popular initially but the frequency may needs to be reduced.


Item 7: An Ethics Symposium (or conference) has been occasionally held in previous years and have been well attended enough to encourage repeating them. We are currently considering whether to open it to other colleges or organisations (BPC).


Item 8: The Finance Committee was established after the College QR. It currently consists of the College Chair, the Treasurer and the Administrator. However we are discontinuing the role of Treasurer (and Honorary Secretary see item 11 as from the AGM (15th October). Keith Armitage will be staying on the Executive Committee and will continue to work on the Finance Committee. The honorarium for Treasurer will no longer be necessary.


Item 9:  The Executive Committee have a teleconference two weeks before face to face meetings to allow members time to prepare reports and to optimise the time spent face to face. We have found that additional teleconferences for TS&MC, RDRS, Finance and Executive have been required in addition.


Item 10: The Executive Committee have held an Away Day for the past 3 years which has proved invaluable in coming up with new ideas, prioritising our goals, our position within UKCP and the outside world.


Item 11: In recognition that administrative work is more effectively carried out by professional administrators rather than psy


chotherapists we are discontinuing the role of Honorary Secretary and the administrator will be taking on additional responsibilities. The administrator will be responsible for:  

  • Minute taking and write up of all meetings and teleconferences
  • Assisting finance committee with preparation of annual action plan and budget
  • Assisting in organisation of Annual Conference, Away Day and Ethics Symposium
  • Administration of Direct Member reaccreditation
  • Communications between College, OMs and Individual Members
  • Responding to email correspondence
  • Synchronisation of College and OM events in keeping with UKCP calendar
  • Receipt and payment of invoices and additional book keeping/ accounting (possibility of handing this over to UKCP at some stage)
  • Support for the Chair and other members of the Executive Committee.

The honorarium for Honorary Secretary will no longer be necessary.


Item 12: The CPJA website has proved valuable this year in the dissemination of information (especially in the reaccreditation of Direct Registrants) and synchronisation of events. However it is very time consuming for volunteer members. Rhoda Dorndorf has spent a huge number of hours on this as has the College Chair (and the Administrator). As with most of the work undertaken by volunteers, this is unlogged. We propose that this work is paid for at a rate of £25.00 per hour (1/2 the hourly rate charged by the website designer) but logged and accounted for. We believe that this could be a very large so propose that the work is capped at 40 hours i.e. £1,000.00 for the year.


Item 13: The Annual Conference has required setting out a theme, suggesting and liaising appropriate speakers, writing a call for papers and promotional material for the event. Working with the College Chair and the administrator (who organises venues, catering, ticketing and accounting) Rhoda Dorndorf has again spent considerable hours on this. The Ethics Symposium will also require this type of work and we are also considering inviting more external speakers to our College meetings.  (to be budgeted in mid- year review).

We have budgeted a payment of £1,000.00 for this work but with hopes that ticket sales for the 2 events will refund at least part of this.

Annual Activity Plan

nual activity plan for Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis

Activity (what) Action (how) Performance indicators (measurement) Strategic objectives (why) Responsibility (who) Priority (L/M/H) Estimate of total financial costs £


Timeframes (when) Other resources Routine/new/project (R / N / P)
Access Engagement Excellence Collaboration Research
Regulatory Work
5 QRs See item 1 ? X TS&MC,


Essential £7375.00 Throughout year UKCP Registrars Team R
Reaccreditation of 45 direct registrants See item 2 ? X RDRS,


Essential £11,750.00 Spring 2017 R
3 x meetings of TS&MC See item 3 ? X Chair of TS&MC H Included below Feb 2017,

April 2017,

July 2017

2 meetings of RDRS See item 3 ? X Chair of TS&MC H Included below Feb 2017,

July 2017

3 meetings of Ethics Committee See item 3 ? X Chair of Ethics Committee H Included below Oct 2016,

Feb 2017,

April 2017,

July 2017

Administration and Ongoing Activities
Annual Conference See item 5 ? X X X X Executive Committee headed by College Chair and Rhoda Dorndorf + Administrator H £2,500.00 15th Oct 2016 International Committee R
AGM See item 5 ? X X X College Chair, Rhoda Dorndorf, Administrator Essential Included below 15th Oct 2016 R
3 College meetings See item 3 ? X X X X X College Chair,

Chair TS&MC,

Chair Ethics Committee,


H £4,800.00 Feb 2017,

April 2017,

July 2017

4 Executive Committee meetings See item 3 ? X X X X X College Chair, Executive Committee, Administrator H Included above Oct 2016,

Feb 2017,

April 2017,

July 2017

3 Meetings with Chairs of OM Ethics Committees See item 6 ? X X Chair of Ethics Committee,


M £200.00 Throughout year R
Ethics Symposium See item 7 ? X X Ethics Committee, Rhoda Dorndorf, Administrator H £1,500.00 Feb 2017 Other Colleges? Neither
Finance Committee meeting See item 8 ? College Chair, Keith Armitage,


H £200.00 May 2017 N
4 Executive Committee teleconferences See item 9 ? X X X X X College Chair,

Executive Committee, Administrator

M £200.00 Sept 2016,

Dec 2016,

March 2017,

June 2017

4 additional teleconferences See item 9 ? L Included above Throughout year R
Executive Committee Away Day See item 10 ? X X X X X Executive Commitee headed by College Chair and Rhoda Dorndorf + Administrator H £1,000.00 21st Jan 2017 R
Administration of College See item 11 ? X X X Administrator Essential £9,000.00 Throughout year R
Website updates See item 12 ? X X College Chair,

Rhoda Dorndorf

M £1,000.00 Throughout year R
Organisation of meetings See item 13 ? X X College Chair,

Rhoda Dorndorf, Administrator

M £1,000.00 Throughout


Cooperation with UKCP events R & N
Other Activities
Survey of training OMs See item 14 ? x x x x College Chair,


H £800.00 Autumn 2016 Cooperation with UKCP Comms. team P
Meeting with struggling OMs See item 15 ? X X College Chair and Vice chair M £400.00 Throughout


Cooperation with UKCP membership team & Comms. team R
Meeting with external organisations See item 16 ? X x X College Chair and Vice chair M £600.00 Throughout year Cooperation with UKCP Chair and CEO P,R & N
Meeting with service users See item 16 ? X X X College Chair and Vice chair,

Rhoda Dorndorf

M £750.00 Throughout year P &N
Meeting with concerned individuals See item 16 ? X X X College Chair M Included above Throughout year P
Engagement with

European Confederation of

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies

See item 17 ? X X Adrian Rhodes M Still working on Throughout year International Committee N
Involvement with

UKCP website

See item 18 ? X College Chair H+ ? ? Digital project R
Involvement with

establishing UKCP protocols for non-clinical complaints

See item 18 ? X X College Chair, Vice Chair + additional members H+ ? ? UKCP Membership committee, Registrar N
Total cost (please ensure this agrees with your budget request) £45,770.00

(This will not be accurately reflected in budget as some costs not accounted for).