Events and Courses

The British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA) run numerous events and training courses each year.


Open Afternoon 2017

Sunday February 4th
3-5 pm
Booking: Just turn up!
Tea and refreshments will be available
Venue: bpf, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ

Come and hear presentations about psychoanalysis and BPA Training Explore whether training in psychoanalysis is right for you now or in the future


Keeping Connected

Keeping Connected Friday November 24th
7-9 pm
Cost: 10 at the door (5 students), to include light refreshment
Venue: bpf, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ

Another in our series of taking a close look at what Freud actually wrote. This series provides an opportunity to discuss and understand some basic psychoanalytic ideas. A copy of the Second Lecture will be sent to you.

The second of his Introductory lectures is led by psychoanalyst Ju Tomas-Merrill. Freud describes the beginning of his understanding of hysteria, and he outlines clearly the concepts of resistance and repression.

Register here

Reflecting on workplace dynamics - Work Discussion Group

Wednesday November 8th
Cost: £10
Venue: Friends Meeting House, 120 Heath St, Hampstead, NW3 1DR

At the Summer School in September 2017, an interest was expressed for reflection on the dynamics in the workplace from a psychoanalytic perspective. We would therefore like to organise a Work Discussion Group event on Wednesday 8th November for 1.5 hours.

The Work Discussion Group would entail a brief presentation of up to 10-15 minutes of an issue or situation at the workplace that participants would like to reflect on. This would be followed by a group discussion facilitated by a psychoanalyst.

The aim would be to provide an opportunity for the participants to think together in the group about the experience in the workplace, and to reflect on the unconscious processes in the organisation. The discussion will take place in a small group with up to 10 participants.

Places are limited and if you are interested please contact us as soon as possible stating whether you would like to present an issue from your current or past work experience.

Let me know if you might like to come:

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Freud Bar

The Freud Bar will be back this autumn

Don't miss our podcasts on Soundcloud, listen here

- Freud Bar - Hugh Epstein on Joseph Conrad (18 Oct 2016)
- Freud Bar - Caglar Tahiroglu talk (21 Feb 2017)

Booking details to follow


January - July 2018

The BPA Clinical Discussion Group (CDG) enables participants who may be interested in training as a Psychoanalyst (or similar trainings) to begin to think, or to develop their thinking further in a psychoanalytic way.

The CDG provides an opportunity for participants to discuss and to think together about their professional relationships and work - whether clinical work or work in any type of workplace or institution - from a psychoanalytic viewpoint, and the application of psychoanalytic understanding.

To apply for these courses please complete the attached application form and email to Joyce Samuel-Ouadjo, Training Co-ordinator at or phone 020 8452 9823 for further information.


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