Events and Courses

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

Keeping Connected

Keeping Connected Friday May 18th 2018
7-9 pm
Cost: 10/£5 at the door, to include light refreshments
Venue: bpf, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ

Freud's Fifth Lecture

In this short lecture Freud starts by emphasising the importance of sexuality which he had just mentioned in his fourth lecture. He goes on to talk about the various and different ways in which these sexual needs may or may not be satisfied.
We will look at Freud’s words, albeit in translation, at what he said then in 1910 and at what they mean to us today.
This is the last of Freud’s five lectures on psychoanalysis which he gave at Clark University in 1909. They summarised his work up until that time.
With psychoanalyst Dr. Gillian Baker. She qualified as a doctor and worked in paediatrics at Paddington Green Children's Hospital where Winnicott had a presence.
Tickets £10/£5 at the door, to include light refreshments.

Please let us know if you intend to attend by emailing name and contact details in advance to and you will receive a copy of the lecture.

BPA Summer School

Body and Mind: bedfellows?

June 30th - July 1st 2018

Tickets: £100 / £25 Students including coffee and lunch
Venue: Queen Mary University, Garrod Building, Turner St, London E1 2AD

Aim of the weekend
To consider the value of psychoanalytical principles in clinical practice. A discussion forum between healthcare professionals and psychoanalysts, with plenty of opportunities for interactive participation.

Who this is for?
The Summer School is for members and students of the medical, nursing and caring professions e.g. doctors, social workers, occupational therapists and psychologists, research scientists and anyone interested in the intricacies of the human mind.



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 or phone 020 8452 9823 for further information.


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