Post Foundation Course registration 2024-25

Our Post Foundation Course is suitable for those who have already attended the Foundation Course and who wish to continue with more clinical seminars. However, it is also open to psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and other mental health professionals who have not previously attended the Foundation Course but who may have attended similar courses at other institutions.


The Post Foundation Course is run in person at the Institute’s premises at Byron House and also at 10 Windsor Walk, as well as online for students outside London.  It consists of clinical seminars, accompanying reading and group discussions of key papers. You will join a seminar group and remain with the same group for the year.  The seminars are led by senior analysts and take place every Tuesday evening between 8.15pm and10.15pm.

Each half-term of seminars is led by a different analyst and covers a different key Psychoanalytical topic. The seminars give participants an excellent opportunity to present their clinical work, which can then be thought about analytically by their group.  Topics covered in the past have included: Assessment, Acting out, Narcissism, Depression, Projective identification, Defences, Donald Winnicott, Wilfred Bion, Endings, and many more. The academic programme is spread over two years in a rolling format and students can attend one or both years.

The Co-Chairs of the Post Foundation Course are Dr Sergei Grachev and Mr Alex Read. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview with one of them to assess course suitability. Questions about the course can also be raised at the interview.


September 24th, 2024 7:45 AM through July 8th, 2025 7:45 PM
IOPA, Byron House
112A Shirland Road
London, London W9 2BT
United Kingdom
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Phone: 02075635011
Application Fee
Application Fee £ 50.00
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.
Application Fee £ 50.00