PPNOW 2019

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Saturday 16 November 2019
10:00 - 18:00, registration from 09:00 

Full day conference, The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB

Things Fall Apart:  identity, insecurity and fracturing societies
With much of society at odds with each other and many disillusioned with mainstream political discourse, Britain is at a crossroads. There is a growing tendency towards oppositional states of mind leading to the fracturing of relationships, alliances and groups. PPNow 2019 brings together leading psychoanalysts, academics and journalists to explore this tendency towards polarisation and splitting within society as well as within our own psychotherapeutic community; examining why the tension between the need for the recognition of difference and autonomy and for affiliation and association feel so in conflict.

Speakers and panellists confirmed include:
 Irish journalist and political commentator, Fintan O’Toole  
 Guardian columnist and author, Gary Younge
Jungian analyst, former Chair of the BPC, Helen Morgan
BPC Chair, Susanna Abse
Group analyst, individual psychotherapist, sociologist and author, Professor Sasha Roseneil
Independent training analyst, author and fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, Dr Jonathan Sklar
-  Director of the Counterpoint political science consultancy and author, Catherine Fieschi
-  Psychoanalyst, fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis, Training Analyst with the British Psychotherapy Foundation, Philip Stokoe
BPC Chief Executive, Gary Fereday

More details and schedule coming soon! 

Conference ticket prices:
Standard Rate £ 160.00
Registrant Rate (BPC, ACP, BACP, UKCP) £ 135.00
BPC Scholar Rate £ 135.00
Trainee Rate £ 70.00

We have a small number of tickets available to people on low income or not working.
Please send an email in confidence to Diana 
events@bpc.org.uk if you would like to apply.

For sponsor and exhibitor packages, please send an email to Diana events@bpc.org.uk

PPNOW AWARDS - The nomination deadline has been extended to 15 September! 

The PPNow awards celebrate outstanding individuals and organisations within the psychoanalytic community. We would like to invite you to nominate an individual or organisation in one of the following three categories. 

Innovative Excellence 
This award celebrates a striking example of ground-breaking psychoanalytically informed work. The innovative nature of the work can be in terms of clinical practice, research, or socially inclusive practice, such as working with sections of the community who may traditionally find access to therapeutic treatment difficult. 

Outstanding Professional Leadership 
This award recognises an individual in a position of leadership who has developed their role to make a significant and outstanding contribution to developing the position and/or influence of psychoanalytic/psychodynamic/psychotherapy and counselling in the wider world. 

Bernard Ratigan Award for Psychoanalysis and Diversity 
This award applauds an individual or organisation that has significantly improved and/or developed inclusivity in matters of diversity such as ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, disability etc. in psychoanalytic practice and / or therapeutic treatment. 

Submission Process and Guidelines 

  • We welcome nominations from BPC registrants for individuals, organisations or services within and outside the BPC community. 
  • All nominations require a Nominator and a Supporting Nominator. 
  • An individual cannot nominate or support a nomination of themselves or their organisation. Nor can they be a partner or family member of the Nominee. 
  • The Nominator will be asked to provide a statement of no more than 300 words, detailing the reasons they have decided to nominate that person. 
  • The Nominator will also be asked to provide the name and email of a supporting Nominator, understanding that this person will be contacted to provide a statement of 300 words or less in support of the Nominee. 
  • Nomination submissions must be made using the official nomination form that can be downloaded from the BPC wesbite. (see download link below) 
  • Acknowledgement of nominations will be received by email. 

The deadline for nominations has been extended to 15 September 2019.  
Nominations received after this date, unfortunately, cannot be accepted. 


Once the nominations have been received, the Award committee panel members will review all nominations and notification of the chosen award recipients will be sent by email. 

November 16th, 2019 10:00 AM   through   6:00 PM
British Library, 96, Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
United Kingdom

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Event Fee(s)
Registrant Rate (BPC, ACP, BACP, UKCP) £ 135.00
Trainee Rate £ 70.00
BPC Scholar Rate £ 135.00
Standard Rate £ 160.00
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