BPC and UKCP CPJA Joint Conference: Breaking or Making Professional Bonds

Unfortunately, we have had to postpone this event. No bookings can be taken at this time. The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA) are proud to present a joint event - Breaking or Making of Professional Bonds: Progressing Psychoanalysis in the United Kingdom. This ground-breaking and timely conference, aimed at reinvigorating our place in contemporary society, psychodynamic and psychoanalytic clinicians from BPC and UKCP to explore and celebrate our history, our commonalities and our differences

Breaking or Making Professional Bonds: 
Progressing Psychoanalysis in the United Kingdom. 

6 June 2020,  Regent's University, London NW1 4NS

After careful consideration of the situation we have decided to postpone this event. With the rapidly changing situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, we felt postponing was the only responsible action to take. As soon as the situation settles down, we will find a new date and be in touch.

In the interim period, we will be arranging refunds for all delegates who have booked and paid for the event. These refunds will be made promptly. We are sorry for the postponement but look forward to seeing you at the rearranged event.


With plenary speakers that include Professor Brett KahrProfessor Darian Leader and Dr Anne Alvarez and the afternoon plenary session to be chaired by Robin Lustig, we are in for a fascinating and lively debate. 

Professor Brett Kahr has worked in the mental health profession for over forty years.  He is Senior Fellow at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology and a Trustee of Freud Museum London.  He has published fourteen books and has served as Series Editor for over fifty-five further titles.  He is a registrant of both the British Psychoanalytic Council (for which he serves as Chair of the Scholars Committee) and of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (for which he serves as Trustee).

Professor Darian Leader is a psychoanalyst working in London and a member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research and of The College of Psychoanalysts-UK. He is the author of several books including Why Do Women Write More Letters Than They Post?, Promises Lovers Make When It Gets Late, Freud's Footnotes and Stealing the Mona Lisa.
Psychoanalytic Ethics - Psychoanalytically-oriented practitioners often share an ethical position that goes beyond their conceptual and clinical differences. How could we describe this position and how compatible is it with the contemporary healthcare marketplace? Recognising this specificity can not only help us to find common ground, but also opens up a number of research questions around human subjectivity, satisfaction and distress.

Dr Anne Alvarez is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (and retired Co-Convener of the Autism Service, Child and Family Dep't. Tavistock Clinic, London, where she still teaches.). She is author of Live Company: Psychotherapy with Autistic, Borderline,  Deprived and Abused Children She was Visiting Professor at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Society and Honorary Member of the Psychoanalytic Centre of California.

Robin Lustig is a journalist and broadcaster. His career spans print journalism on the Observer newspaper and radio journalism where he has presented Newshour on BBC World Service and The World Tonight on BBC Radio 4. He has won a number of awards, including the Sony Silver Award for Talk/News Broadcaster of the Year and the Charles Wheeler award for outstanding contribution to broadcast journalism.

There will be a selection of afternoon workshops, details will be available soon.  

June 6th, 2020 9:00 AM   through   4:30 PM
Regent's University London
Inner Circle
Regent's Park
London NW1 4NS
United Kingdom

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Registrant Rate (BPC, UKCP, ACP, BACP) - main conference and workshop £ 98.00
Concession Rate - main conference and workshops £ 70.00
Online Live Streaming (main conference and plenary room workshop only) £ 50.00
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