One day near the end of April last year I pulled ninety books from the shelves, arranged them on a Library trolley, and pushed the wobbly load through the doors of the Mary Wright Room. Thus began the cataloguing of the entire Library of the Institute of Psychoanalysis.
On January 7, The Guardian published an article by Oliver Burkeman, "Therapy wars: the revenge of Freud", discussing the many differences between psychoanalysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Learning opportunities for those outside London and for international students: introducing our bespoke and online courses.
We offer bespoke courses to those who can’t come to us for long periods of time but would like to have an opportunity to come for a short visit to get some teaching and supervision on their topics of interest.
Early in 2016 we will be offering online learning opportunities. You will be able to join a regular online introductory course or to create your own learning path by choosing the lectures that interest you and joining discussion forums.
Early in 2016 we will be offering schools and individual students opportunities to come to us for a day/ half day visits .
We can offer lectures and interactive learning about our work as psychoanalysts and in the public sector mental health services.
It is with great regret that we learnt of the death of Professor John Forrester, a distinguished Associate of our Society, on Tuesday 24th November. He made an extensive contribution to the study of the history of psychoanalysis and was a great friend to our Society.
Professor Forrester’s close colleague, Simon Schaffer, has written a moving obituary, which is available on the University of Cambridge’s website:
It is uplifting to end a very busy 2015 with the launch of our new website. The website is clear, modern and packed with interesting content. It represents an Institute which is proud of its history, and the enormous contribution it has made to the understanding of the human mind, but is not obsessed with the past. It portrays us, quite accurately, as a forward thinking Institute.
The launch of the website symbolises a year where there has been a good deal of focused work in thinking carefully about how the outside world perceives us.