Psychoanalytic training and treatment

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British Psychoanalytic Association

Welcome to the British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA), a new Component Society of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), and the second Society to be established in the United Kingdom. The BPA is devoted to psychoanalytic training and treatment, as well as to the development of psychoanalytic thinking and communication of psychoanalytic ideas to the wider public.

As a society, the BPA offers a lively scientific life from the perspective of Contemporary Freudian, Kleinian, and Independent theoretical orientations, including opportunities for the continuing education and development of psychoanalysts.

BPA open day

BPA Open Afternoon
Saturday May 14th 3:30-5:30pm, Mapesbury Road, London, NW2 4HJ

If you would like to find out more please contact Joyce Samuel-Ouadjo, Training Coordinator, on
View the BPA Open Day flyer here

How to find us

The BPA is currently receiving applications for the training to commence in September 2016.
Anyone interested should contact Lesley Bell, the Chair of Selection, on 020 8888 0446 or Joyce Samuel-Ouadjo, the Training Co-ordinator, on +44 (0)20 8452 9823 or by email at

Psychoanalytic Course - Theoretical Lectures and Clinical Discussion Groups:

September 2015 - July 2016

Applications will be considered at any time during the academic year and fees adjusted accordingly. Clinical discussion groups and lecture series can be applied for separately - see flyer. Theoretical lectures can be applied for singly by completing the brief application form where it states 'Book here' at the bottom of this page.

For those who want to learn more about psychoanalysis or to explore the possibility of a training and career in the field.


Application form


Narcissism: Me, Myself and I. The difficulty in recognizing others - Michael Halton

May 11th 2016, 8:30 - 10:00 pm

The focus of the talk will be on exploring how we identify narcissistic defences, their origins in early experience and the persistent part they play in adult relations.

Mary Twyman is a psychoanalyst and senior member of the British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA), the British Psychotherapy Foundation
(bpf), and the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists. He is a member of the BPA Training Committee and teaches on its training. He is a training therapist and supervisor for the BPF and supervises and lectures at the Tavistock Clinic. He has a particular interest in technique. Amongst his published works are papers on Bion, The Oedipal Situation, Phobic States of Mind, and Schizoid states of mind. He has given various clinical papers to the British, Colombian and Japanese IPA Psychoanalytic Societies, and applied papers to the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival. He was formerly a part time Consultant Psychologist in the NHS and is now in full-time private practice.



View event flyer here

Cost: 35 per lecture payable upon application. Payment can be made only by bank transfer: British Psychotherapy Foundation The Co-operative Bank Sort Code: 08-02-28 Account No: 684 746 94. You will need to use lecture's reference (''BPA/TL/date'') to enable us to identify your payment.

Donald Winnicott, Sigmund Freud and Melanie Klein