Annual Research Lecture 2024

Annual Research Lecture with Prof. Patrick Luyten

Annual Research Lecture 2024

''Evidence based Psychoanalytic treatment: Where are we now and where are we heading?''

Speaker: Prof. Patrick Luyten

Discussant: Jessica Yakeley
Chair: Fakhry Davids

Friday 1st March 2024
6:30pm - 8:00pm (GMT)
Institute of Psychoanalysis and Online

Our annual Scientific lecture open to all members of the general public
'In this talk we will review evidence concerning the efficacy and effectiveness of the spectrum of psychoanalytic therapies, with a focus on longer-term psychoanalytic treatments, including psychoanalysis. I will also summarize the evidence that has emerged over the past decades for long-term effects, cost-effectiveness and potential mechanisms of change of psychoanalytic therapies. This is followed by a discussion of research on similarities and differences between psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapies, and differences between outcomes of therapists/analysts in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapies, based on a number of well-known and exemplary quantitative and qualitative studies. Finally, I will discuss the relevance of this body of research for psychoanalytic practice and training'

Patrick Luyten, PhD is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Leuven (Belgium) and Professor of Psychodynamic Psychology at the Research Department of Clinical, Educational, and Health Psychology, University College London (UK). His research is fundamentally translational, as he is interested in translating knowledge concerning the mechanisms involved in the causation of psychopathology to the development of new interventions, the evaluation of their (cost)-effectiveness, and their dissemination to and implementation in routine clinical care. 

Dr. Luyten is Director of the PhD in Psychoanalysis Programme at University College London, UK. He serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals, including Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. He is also the recipient of the 2009 Psychoanalytic Research Exceptional Contributions Award from the International Psychoanalytical Association. He heads a treatment service for patients with depression and functional somatic disorders in PraxisP, the treatment center of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences from the KU Leuven, Belgium. He has published more than 300 papers on psychoanalytic theory, research and therapy, and one his books, co-edited with Linda C. Mayes, Peter Fonagy, Mary Target and Sidney Blatt, Handbook of Psychodynamic Approaches, received the 2015 Goethe Award for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Scholarship.

Jessica Yakeley is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychotherapy at the Portman Clinic and a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytic Society. She has published widely on psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalytic approaches to topics including medical education, violence, risk assessment, prison health, and antisocial personality disorder, and has a particular interest in psychoanalytic empirical research. 

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March 1st, 2024 6:30 PM through  8:00 PM
Hybrid Event, online via Zoom
& In person at The Institute of Psychoanalysis
Byron House
112A Shirland Road
London W9 2BT
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Annual Research Lecture 2024
Standard - In Person £ 25.00
Concession - In Person £ 15.00
Standard - Online £ 25.00
Concession - Online £ 15.00
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.
Annual Research Lecture 2024
Standard - In Person £ 25.00
Concession - In Person £ 15.00
Standard - Online £ 25.00
Concession - Online £ 15.00