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Depression Inside Out: Psychoanalytic therapies as mental health provisions

Organised by: Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Psychoanalysis Unit

Date: 9 Mar 2018 to 10 Mar 2018

Clinical workshops and research masterclasses
Friday 9 March 2018, 6pm - 7.45pm
Venue: Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, London, NW3 5BA
Fee: £45
Saturday 10 March 2018, 9.15am - 5.45pm
Venue: Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
Standard fee: £130
Concessionary fee: £95 (UCL/Tavistock staff, students, trainees)

For more details and to book visit the UCL Psychoanalysis Unit website

There is a growing body of evidence that supports the benefit of psychoanalytic treatments of patients with a range of depressive disorders presenting at different points of the life-cycle.

Beginning with main presentations, this Working Event will offer the evidence for a wider developmental and whole person approach to depression and allied disorders, and improving research and the treatment services as well.

A unique mix of clinical and research presentations will follow: on chronicity, suicidality, manic functioning, mothers, time-limited work with adolescents, variations in responsiveness, the specificity of psychoanalytic change, improving how evidence is evaluated, applying psychoanalytic ideas on psychosis wards and finally, to death as a difficult fact of life. A closing plenary will discuss the model.

Main Speakers

David Taylor - British Psychoanalytical Society, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and University College London
Evidence for Responding Psychoanalytically to Loss, Adversity and Unwelcome Facts in Depression

Margaret Rustin - British Psychoanalytical Society, and Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and Mary Target - British Psychoanalytical Society, and University College London
Experience of the Young

Peter Fonagy - The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, and University College London
It’s Time to Change How We Think About Depression in Mental Disorders

Parallel papers

On the Saturday afternoon there will be parallel papers held over two sessions. Parallel paper speakers will include:

Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, Caroline Garland, Kate Stratton, Margaret Rustin, Felicitas Rost, Imke Ahlers, Susan McPherson, Francesca Hume, Matthew Hotopf, Michael Feldman, Robert Harland, Birgit Kleeberg,Maxine Dennis, Gideon Hadary, David Taylor, and Michael Mercer

Friday Clinical Workshop and Research Masterclass Leaders

Clinical workshops will be led by:

  • Caroline Garland
  • Francesca Hume
  • Matthew Patrick
  • Margaret Rustin
  • David Taylor

Research masterclasses will be led by:

Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber - ‘How best to study the outcome of psychoanalyses and long- term psychoanalytic psychotherapies’

Peter Fonagy - ‘The State of the Art or the Art of the State: Musing on the Ways the Effectiveness of Treatments for Depression are Reported and Assessed’

Mary Target - ‘Finding varied research methods to assess depression and treatment in children and adolescents’

For more details and to book visit the UCL Psychoanalysis Unit website