Psychoanalytic Contributions to Understanding of the Psychoses

Psychoanalytic seminars: Autumn 2022

Psychoanalytic seminars: Autumn 2022
Psychoanalytic Contributions to Understanding of the Psychoses
A series of  four seminars with Brian Martindale

3rd November, 10th November, 17th November, 24th November
7.30pm - 9.00pm (GMT)

Online via Zoom.

Brian Martindale works in the North East of England. He is a BPAS psychoanalyst in private practice and also a member of the North of England Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.  He is now retired as a psychiatrist. He is past chair of ISPS (International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis) and founding editor of the ISPS book series. He co-founded the European Federation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (EFPP) He has represented the Western European Zone to the World Psychiatric Association. He worked in London for many years as a medical psychotherapist. After moving to the northeast of England in 2005, he gained considerable clinical experience as a psychiatrist in an NHS Early Intervention in Psychosis (developing his psychoanalytic ideas about psychosis). He has published in several areas besides psychosis and lectures widely nationally and internationally.

This series of seminars will focus on the various forms of psychosis encountered in clinical practice in the National Health Service. It will take an individualised approach, considering the specific aspects of reality that a particular person cannot bear and the various psychological processes that transform and create a ‘new reality’ or ‘new realities’. 

The seminars will bring plenty of ‘ordinary’ NHS examples and focus on the consequences and potential impact of psychotic processes on staff and carers, which have implications for the kind of care provided.

The final seminar will focus on psychotherapeutic work with a family over a two year period, illustrating the possibilities of integrating psychoanalytic perspectives into ‘ordinary’ mental health services.

The lecture section will be recorded and available for 1 week, this does not include the discussion. 

First Seminar | 3rd November 2022: The psychodynamics of psychosis

Second Seminar | 10th November 2022: Illustrations from NHS practice  

Third Seminar | 17th November 2022: Projection of painful reality into others: the problem of psychotic (projected) guilt  

Fourth Seminar | 24th November 2022: Psychoanalytically informed work with a man with 'schizophrenia' and his family  

Reading material will be provided for each of these sessions 

Please note: these sessions can only be purchased as a series.

REFUND POLICY: Tickets are fully refundable until 14 days before the lecture, after which time no refunds will be issued.

Concession tickets are available, for students, BPAS candidates and NHS trainees and nurses. Please email if you are unsure if you qualify for a concession ticket.

Views and opinions expressed by speakers are their own and do not represent the views or opinions of the Institute, event organisers or other speakers. We expect delegates to respect the confidentiality of clinical material discussed in our events. The content must not be recorded, conveyed or disseminated in any format and participants must not share access to the event with non-registered participants.


November 3rd, 2022 7:30 PM through November 24th, 2022 9:00 PM
Online via Zoom
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Standard £ 160.00
Concession £ 120.00
If selected, only members with the status New, Current or Grace and those that have a website account will be able to register for this event.
Standard £ 160.00
Concession £ 120.00