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Events and Courses

The British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA) run numerous events and training courses each year.

BPA OPEN AFTERNOON 2018
EXPLORE TRAINING AS A PSYCHOANALYST

Open Afternoon 2017

Sunday February 4th
3-5 pm
Booking: Just turn up!
Tea and refreshments will be available
Venue: bpf, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ

Come and hear presentations about psychoanalysis and BPA Training Explore whether training in psychoanalysis is right for you – now or in the future

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Digital Desire, The Unconscious Goes Online

Friday January 26th
7:30-9:30 pm
Venue: bpf, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ
Tickets: £20 Students/Trainees: £10

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Danielle Knafo, Ph.D.
Freud considered the unconscious a site of repressed wishes and hidden desires whose influence extends to the farthest reach of conscious life. Today, the unconscious is finding new expression on the Internet, which allows users anonymity and easy access. Users can shed their “real world” skins and replace them with digital ones, creating virtual personas to indulge in their secret passions.

Keeping Connected

Keeping Connected Friday February 2nd
7-9 pm
Cost: £10 at the door (£5 students), to include light refreshment
Venue: bpf, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ

In the third lecture of Freud’s 1910 Introductory Lectures, Freud explores what happens when there is a great resistance in the patient to allow repressed material to become conscious. He described how patients produce a distorted substitute instead of the forgotten or repressed idea that the analyst and patient are searching for.

Freud suggested that the patient puts a sufficient number of his free associations at the analyst’s disposal and that if the patient is allowed to say whatever comes to his mind, it will lead them to the repressed material. Freud refers to “free association” as the main rule of psychoanalysis. He went on to discuss the interpretation of dreams and the exploitation of behavioural and verbal “slips” as the other two procedures to discover the unconscious. It is in this lecture that Freud stated his well-known words: “The interpretation of dreams is in fact the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious.”

This is an opportunity to read and become familiar with Freud’s text and to discuss it in a small group.

Pay at the door, but please inform Jan.harvieclark@gmail.com of your attendance.

EXCLUSIVE FILM SCREENING: DEEP WATER

Sunday February 11th
9:45 am - 12:50 pm, tea and refreshments will be available
Venue: Hampstead Everyman Cinema, 5 Holly Bush Vale, NW3 6TX
Tube: Hampstead, Northern Line
Cost: £20

In the 1980’s a wave of gay hate crime bloodied Sydney’s coastline. Attackers united by contempt, a community united by indifference and police united by homophobia.

The screening will be followed by a special Question & Answer session with: Amanda Blue (Director of Deep Water), Noel Hess (Psychoanalyst) and Joan Thompson (Chair / Psychoanalyst).

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Keeping Connected

Keeping Connected Friday March 16th
7-9 pm
Cost: £10 at the door (£5 students), to include light refreshment
Venue: bpf, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ

In the fourth lecture of Freud’s 1910 Introductory lectures, Freud discusses the importance of infantile sexuality and the impact of early disturbance in this area on later development. He was very aware that this was an unpalatable idea to most people and warned the audience that they may not agree with him or believe him, but asserted that his research lead him to the conclusion that repressed wishful impulses of childhood may without exception be described as sexual. He stated that “A child has its sexual instincts and activities from the first; it comes into the world with them; and, after an important course of development passing through many stages, they lead to what is known as the normal sexuality of the adult”.

This is an opportunity to read and become familiar with Freud’s text and discuss it in a small group.

Pay at the door, but please inform Jan.harvieclark@gmail.com of your attendance.

Freud Bar


The Freud Bar will be back this autumn

NEW PODCASTS!
Don't miss our podcasts on Soundcloud, listen here

- Freud Bar - Hugh Epstein on Joseph Conrad (18 Oct 2016)
- Freud Bar - Caglar Tahiroglu talk (21 Feb 2017)

Booking details to follow

BPA CLINICAL DISCUSSION GROUPS (CDGs) 2018

January - July 2018

The BPA Clinical Discussion Group (CDG) enables participants who may be interested in training as a Psychoanalyst (or similar trainings) to begin to think, or to develop their thinking further in a psychoanalytic way.

The CDG provides an opportunity for participants to discuss and to think together about their professional relationships and work - whether clinical work or work in any type of workplace or institution - from a psychoanalytic viewpoint, and the application of psychoanalytic understanding.

To apply for these courses please complete the attached application form and email to Joyce Samuel-Ouadjo, Training Co-ordinator at training@psychoanalysis-bpa.org or phone 020 8452 9823 for further information.

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