Conference: ACCESSING OUR PSYCHOTHERAPY: 14 April 2018


14 APRIL 2018 at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

Conference hosted by the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis


Keynote Speech: Why do doctors become unwell? For the last decade, I have been leading a service providing services to doctors with mental health problems.  Doctors have higher rates of mental illness compared to the general population and other professionals. As well as the usual risk factors (over work, demanding job, working close to death and disability) there are a host of factors related to how doctors are trained and during this training the defences they develop. This is particularly around denying their own needs for the sake of their patients, and presenting a coping front at all times. Clearly as humans, given enough stressors, doctors defences will and do break down. This doctor will discuss these issues.


Niki Reeves: Are the streets too dangerous?  Counselling the homeless where they live. Working on the streets of Southampton gave the opportunity to examine and question the boundaries that are the tenets of our work.

Dorothée Bonnigal-Katz:  Psychosis Therapy Project: A Psychoanalytic Project in the Community.  The Psychosis Therapy Project (PTP) was founded in 2013 with a view to offering long term psychoanalytic therapy to people with an experience of psychosis. Since then, the PTP has been operating at Islington Mind and a pilot was launched in South London in early 2017 under the auspices of Lambeth & Southwark Mind. This presentation offers to discuss the benefits and the challenges of running a specialist psychoanalytic project in the community in the current economic and political climate.

Katrina Ashton: The challenges of delivering psychodynamic psychotherapy in a secure setting.  This session looks at two aspects of the work in a forensic setting, firstly the relationship to the service users and secondly the relationship to the institution. Though some clinical material will be used this is an examination of the organisational defenses against the delivery of psychodynamically informed work.

There will be a Plenary Session providing the opportunity for discussion and debate with the speakers


Tickets for this event cost £40 (£30 for students) – please remit this amount to A/c 00029325;  Sort code 40  52 40, with your name as a reference. Please email, to advise payment has been made with details of any dietary or other requirements to enable you to participate fully in the event.

The programme and speakers biogs are available here



The Guild: Digital Communication and Interaction in Psychoanalytic Practice Study Day


Saturday 28 April 2018

9.30 am – 12.30 pm in Guild Hall, 47 Nelson Square, London SE1 0QA

Guest speakers:

Peter Berry, Miranda Seymour-Smith and Laurie Slade

Chair: Stan Roman

£5 entrance for Guild Members

£10 for external bookings.

Please contact:

Tel: 020 7401 3260

BAPPS Autumn Conference Saturday 28th April 2018 with David Morgan

Saturday 28 April 2018

Psychoanalysis. Politics, Class & Transference Supervisory Perspective      


Cost including hot lunch and refreshments:  Non Members: £85 / Early Bird: £75; Members:  £75 / Early Bird: £60; Retired BAPPS members; £45 Early Bird deadline bookings made by 16th March 2018

Full details are available at  Enquiries to: