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Event:The state we are in: Sat 1 July 2017

The state we are In, Psychotherapy for interesting times  

An exciting afternoon of drama and discussion on July 1st, 2017. The afternoon begins with a vibrant professional reading of Josh Appignanesi's new play, where rival therapists go head to head over dinner, exposing each other's limitations - whatever the cost. Josh says that Well, Being 'tackles with comic aplomb the clash between cognitive behavioural and psychoanalytic therapies - and how these two approaches relate to the modern managerial State's desire to quantify and control'.

Afterwards, a fabulous panel of discussants

Event:UCL Psychoanalysis Conference, 1-3 December 2017

Psychoanalysis Unit
Research Dept of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology
UCL Division of Psychology and Language Science

UCL Psychoanalysis Conference

Anxiety, Dread and Fear

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd December 2017, UCL Main Campus


Rosine Jozef Perelberg

The Riddle of Anxiety

Vic Sedlak

From Dread to Anxiety

Gigliola Fornari Spoto

Anxiety and the Epistemophilic Instinct

Clinical Seminar Leaders

Robin Anderson, David Bell,

Donald Campbell, Peter Fonagy,

Chris Mawson, Edna O’ Shaughnessy,

Rosine Jozef Perelberg,

Irma Brenman Pick, Vic Sedlak,

Gigliola Fornari


Event:Undoing Aloneness 24 June 2017

Promoting Attachment and Inclusion


With Angela Massucco and Fumie Kamitoh
 Saturday, 24 June 2017

In this one day workshop we will outline the four state AEDP model of change as developed by Dr Diana Fosha in New York AEDP is attachment based and experiential way of working with individuals that aims to 'Undo Aloneness' at the core of client self and fully encourages positive growth in their relationships.

News:Call for Papers: SPR UK & European Chapters Conference Oxford 2017

SPR UK & European Chapters Conference Oxford 2017



The Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) UK & European Chapters is hosting a joint conference in Oxford, UK, September 2017 and we are inviting submissions for the conference.


The conference will take place on Wednesday 20-22 September 2017 in the historic setting of the Examination Schools, in the centre of Oxford. The conference banquet will be hosted in the impressive Grand Hall at Balliol College.


The theme for the conference is: ‘Psychotherapy practice and research: Finding the common ground’ with

Publication of landmark psychoanalytic psychotherapy for depression study

A landmark research study has been published in the World Psychiatry Journal by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Mental Health Trust.

The Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS) provides significant evidence for the efficacy of long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy for NHS patients suffering from chronic depression.

Started over ten years ago, the study is the first randomised controlled trial in the NHS to establish if this type of psychotherapy can help people not helped by treatments currently provided: antidepressants, short-term courses of counselling or cognitive behavioural