CPJA Ethics Committee & AAP: The Place of Trust in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy – Part 1 on 16 March 2019

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust”  J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

 CPJA Ethics Committee & The Association of Arbours Psychotherapists



Part 1: Trust In Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Saturday 16th March 2019

Speakers: Professor Lynne Gabriel, Professor Del  Loewenthal, Dr Eric B Litwack and Professor (Dr) Zenobia Nadirshaw

Venue:  Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

This series of two one-day conferences will offer the opportunity to UKCP, CPJA, BPC and BACP members, students and trainees and others to develop a dialogue about the place of trust in clinical practice. The first conference: ‘Trust in Contemporary Psychoanalysis’ concerns psychoanalytic ethics as it refers to trust (or is it faith?) in the analyst, in the patient and in psychoanalysis. Trust can be attributed to relationships and it has been demonstrated that humans have a natural disposition to trust. There is an inherent mutuality in the transaction and reliability in the uncertainty of two individuals achieving something they could not do on their own. In the clinical context, these transactions help the patient overcome periods of impasse which may occur in the course of therapy that gives rise to the difficulties for the psychotherapist in really understanding the patient’s experience.

In the morning there will be two speakers delivering papers on the relevant topic. There will be respondents to each paper and time for questions. In the afternoon there will be two more speakers followed by a Plenary.


Part 1: Trust In Contemporary Psychoanalysis

9.45am – 3.00pm on Saturday, March 16th 2019

Registration from 9.15am.  The CPJA AGM will follow on from 3.15-4.00pm

Venue: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

Cost: Earlybird price of £50 (before 31 January 2019), £30 for trainees and students.  After 1 February 2019 the price will be £65 (£40 for trainees and students).  A limited number of places for students will be available on the door – the cost will be £10 (cash only

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE:  Payment should be made by electronic transfer of funds: CAF Bank, A/c number 00029325,  Sort Code 40-52-40. Please put your name as reference and email to confirm the date of transfer and advise of any dietary or access requirements.  You may also at the same time register your interest for Part 2:  Psychotherapy – Ideas for Our Time.

Part 2: Psychotherapy – Ideas for Our Time

Saturday 21 September 2019

Speakers: Dr Mark Solms, Dr Christoph Mathys plus two further speakers to be confirmed

Venue: The Human Rights Action Centre, 17/25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA

 The second conference focuses on us as clinicians, who may wish to rethink or expand some psychotherapeutic ideas. Doing so entails a form of trust in newly evolving knowledge within science.  Trust, of course, has to be earned through questioning. As we do not wish to descend into scientism, what will this new area and its discoveries mean to us?

Here we intend to cover some of the findings of neuroscience about adolescence and schizophrenia as well as other mental problems and disorders. The focus here is on the contribution that findings in neuroscience may make to clinical practice and how understanding found in our clinical practice should influence how we interpret the experimental science.

The program will include led workshops, discussions and plenary while making full use of the space at the venue

Details for this full day event (9.00am – 6pm)are being finalised and can be found on the Tickets will be reserved against your name for one month once the full programme is announced.  Tickets for Part 2 will offer an early bird reduction for tickets paid for prior to 15 July 2019 at a cost of £90.   After 15 July 2019 tickets will cost £110.  A limited number of tickets will be available for trainees/students at a cost of £45.




BAPPS Spring Conference: When one therapist is not enough with Dr Christopher Clulow – Sat 23 March 2019

The BAPPS Spring Conference:

When one therapist is not enough: Supervisors as partners with Dr Christopher Clulow 

will take place on Saturday 23rd March 2019, at the Tavistock Clinic.

There is an early-bird rate of £85 for Non-Members available until the 31st Jan 2019. 

Full details are available at

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