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.

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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Disturbing and Disturbed: Working with patients who arouse difficult feelings - Stan Ruszczynski

May 25th 2016, 8:30 - 10:00 pm

In this presentation the speaker will address the nature of the clinical experience of working with what are often called complex and disturbed patients/clients.

Stan Ruszczynski is a psychoanalyst (British Psychoanalytic Association) and is the Clinical Director of the Portman Clinic (Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London), an outpatient clinic offering treatment to patients who are disturbed by their delinquency, criminality, violence and/or sexually damaging behaviours. In addition to his clinical and teaching activities, he undertakes clinical and organizational consultancy in probation, prison and secure hospital settings, his area of special interest. He is the co-editor (with David Morgan) of 'Lectures on violence, perversion and delinquency' (Karnac Books, 2007), as well as the author of a number of journal articles and book chapters. He also has a private analytic practice.



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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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