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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 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.


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Transference and Countertransference - Debbie Bellman

February 24th 2016, 8:30 - 10:00 pm

The aim of this presentation is to introduce the concepts of transference and countertransference, with reference to the literature and the various ways in which the concepts have been defined. Clinical vignettes are given to illustrate the points made.

Debbie Bellmanis a Full Member of the BPA, and a child and adolescent psychotherapist, working in private practice. She is a member of the BPA Board, formerly as Honorary Secretary and currently as Chair of the Scientific Committee. She also serves on the BPA Training Committee and teaches on the psychoanalysis training. She is a training analyst of the Association of Child Psychotherapists and a supervisor for the BPFs child and adolescent psychotherapy training. Over the years she has published a number of papers, is a past Editor of the Journal of Child Psychotherapy, and with Jean Arundale co-edited Transference and Countertransference: a unifying focus of psychoanalysis, (Karnac, 2011); and Interpretive Voices: responding to patients. (Karnac 2015).



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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.

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