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.


Application form


Play Jan Harvie-Clark

December 9th 2015, 8:30 - 10:00 pm

A vital part of all mammalian life, I will consider and discuss its purpose, place and psychoanalytic understanding for child and adult life.

Jan Harvie-Clark was a social worker and a psychodynamic counsellor before training as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with the BAP. She extended her training and experience by taking an adolescent training, before being one of the first group to work towards IPA membership and the existence of the BPA. She is currently a Training Analyst and Supervisor for both the BPA and the BPF.




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