Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy NOW 2018

Innovation and Evidence: A Contemporary Vision

November 3rd
The British Library

Sponsored by The Institute of Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalytic approaches to therapeutic interventions have the potential to transform lives at the deepest levels and to provide understanding and insight into complex human interactions.

PP NOW 2018 will explore and celebrate the recent evidence base for psychoanalytic work and showcase innovatory and cutting edge projects and services together with the various research methods used to validate their work that renew the discipline for the 21st Century.

Speakers include:

Johnathan Shedler, Phd
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA, psychologist, and known internationally as an author, consultant, clinician and teacher. 
His article The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy won worldwide acclaim for firmly establishing psychodynamic therapy as an evidence-based treatment.

Stephen Grosz
Psychoanalyst and author of The Examined Life. He teaches at the Institute of Psychoanalysis.

Dr Eilis Kennedy
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Director of Research at the Tavistock Clinic, London. Honorary Reader in the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London. Joint Editor in Chief of Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Dr Sue Mizen
Consultant Medical Psychotherapist and SAP Jungian Analyst, currently leads the Devon Personality Disorder Service and is developing a neuroscientific psychotherapeutic Relational Affective Model,  for teams working with people with severe Personality Disorder. She is the Chair of the Medical Psychotherapy Faculty at the RCPsych and the Talking Therapies Task Force.

Dr Felicitas Rost
Research Lead at the Portman Clinic and Senior Researcher on the TADS study, Tavistock Clinic. President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) UK.
She teaches research methods and supervises dissertations of DProf Child Psychotherapy trainees at the Tavistock and MSc in the theory of psychoanalysis and DClin Psy students at UCL.

Dr. David Hewison
Head of Research and Ethics, Tavistock Relationships - programme leader of the Professional Doctorate in Couple Psychotherapy. A Jungian analyst and consultant couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist.

Working Programme:

  9:30  Registration Opens
10:00  Opening Remarks - Gary Fereday, CEO BPC | Helen Morgan, Chair BPC
10.15  Jonathan Shedler opening plenary, Chair: TBC
11.15         Break
11.45  5x Presentations: Innovative practice supported by research/evidence
  1.15         Lunch
  2.15  David Hewison plenary, Chair: TBC
15.15         Break
15:45  Panel Discussion, ‘What is research?’
           Stephen Grosz, Jonathan Shedler, Eilis Kennedy, Sue Mizen and Felicitas Rost, Chair: TBC
17:00 Conference Finish

- PP NOW 2018 is an all-plenary conference -


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November 3rd, 2018 10:00 AM   to   5:00 PM
The British Library
96 Euston Rd
London NW1 2DB
United Kingdom

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Phone: 020 7561 9240
Standard Rate £ 150.00
Member Rate (BPC, ACP, BACP) £ 120.00
Trainee Rate £ 80.00
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