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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.

The BPA is currently receiving applications for the training to commence in September 2014. 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

You are invited to the BPA’s

Open Day on February 7th 2015

Come to explore our Training in Psychoanalysis

Download Programme

NEW Course on Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice

September 2015 - July 2016

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

Donald Winnicott, Sigmund Freud and Melanie Klein

Nous sommes Charlie...

Psychoanalyst Dr. Elsa Cayat, who was killed in the assault on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on 7 January, was also a psychiatrist and columnist. She wrote the magazine's bi-weekly column Charlie Divan (English: Charlie's Couch) in order to communicate what we do to a wider audience and promote psychoanalytic ideas. She had a large analytic practice, attracting intellectuals and writers, according to her aunt, Jacqueline Raul-Duval.

One of her long-time patients, who gave her name only as Valerie, wrote an affectionate tribute on Facebook in which she says, "I think of her husband, her adolescent daughter, her big padding dog, her patients whom she is leaving without their mirror, her family, her friends.." Her cousin, Sophie Bramly, said she feared she had been killed for being Jewish. The British Psychoanalytic Association joins the psychoanalytic community and the world in deepest sorrow.