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Introductory Lectures and Seminars in Psychoanalysis

Introductory lectures

Organised by: The Institute of Psychoanalysis

Date: 10 Jan 2018 to 21 Mar 2018

Location: The Institute of Psychoanalysis and other venues - see event details - Click for map

The Institute of Psychoanalysis runs the Introductory Lectures and Seminar series for members of the public who wish to find out about psychoanalysis or deepen the knowledge they already have. The course is open to all including those completely new to the subject and no specific experience or qualifications are required.

An integrated course of 20 lectures on core psychoanalytic ideas, it is held on Wednesday evenings (5.45 – 8 pm) over two terms, each lecture being followed that same evening by a seminar. Each week therefore, each participant attends a lecture (with reading material provided) and then joins a smaller group (10 -12 individuals) for a group discussion on the evening’s topic, facilitated by a psychoanalyst.

It’s an opportunity for learning and discussion in the company of a range of people sharing curiosity and interest regarding psychoanalytic ideas and their relation to the world, psychoanalysis as a treatment and psychoanalysis as a profession. While the Introductory Lectures started at the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London there are now similar Introductory Lectures series taking place in Leeds, Belfast, Penrith and Newcastle. 


10 January - Judith Jackson: Being a Psychoanalyst

17 January - Niki Kern: Transference and Countertransference

24 January - Nicola Abel-Hirsch: Thinking, Containment and the Mind

31 January - Alonso Gonzalez: Human Development and Adolescence

7 February - Elizabeth Allison: Trauma and Neglect

HALF TERM - 14 February 2018

21 February - Jane Peringer: Narcissism

28 February - Donald Campbell: Working with physically threatening patients

7 March - Maxine Dennis: Prejudice

14 March - Josh Cohen: Creativity

21 March - David Riley: Q&A on Psychoanalysis

Visit the Institute of Psychoanalysis website for more details