London - Byron House Introductory Lectures Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018

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Introductory lectures held at Byron House, Maida Vale, London W9 2BT

Registration for the Autumn Term is now CLOSED but we welcome bookings for the Spring Term

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. 


27 September - Michael Brearley:  The nature of psychoanalysis

4 October - Anna Streeruwitz: The Unconscious; the development of an idea

11 October - Catalina Bronstein: Listening to the Unconscious

18 October - Marie Bridge: Dreams

HALF TERM - 25 October 2017

1 November - Francois Louw: Oedipus Complex

8 November - Megan Virtue: Sexuality

15 November - Katalin Lanczi: Loss and Mourning

22 November - Margaret Rustin: Child Analysis

29 November - Irma Brenman Pick: Paranoid-Schizoid and Depressive Positions

6 December - Paola Somaini: Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena


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

September 27th, 2017 5:45 PM   to   March 21st, 2018 5:45 PM
Sigmund Freud Lecture Theatre
Institute of Psychoanalysis
112A Shirland Road, Byron House
Maida Vale
London, London W9 2BT
United Kingdom

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Phone: 0207 563 5016
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