Newcastle Introductory Lectures and Seminars

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Introductory Lectures and seminars held in Gosforth.

If you are interested in finding out about psychoanalytical ways of thinking about the mind, human behaviour, relationships and the world this series of Lectures and Seminars will be of interest to you.  Each lecture is followed by small group discussion and the series provides an overall view of the core concepts in psychoanalysis and their main applications.  The programme is run in London, Leeds, Belfast and Penrith, but this is the first time it has been put on in Newcastle.

Although the lectures are introductory in the sense of not requiring prior academic or clinical experience of psychoanalysis or psychotherapy, both those with little prior knowledge and more experienced professionals from a variety of work settings have found them valuable and stimulating.

Anyone who is interested is invited to apply.

The facilitators of the discussion seminars will be Mrs. Merja Makinen-Martindale, Dr Brian Martindale and Professor Ken Robinson who are psychoanalysts living in and close to Newcastle.  They and the colleagues giving the lectures are experienced clinicians and teachers and members of the British Psychoanalytical Society or NEAPP.  Half of the lectures will be live, and the rest will be on DVD from the London based series.

The lectures and seminars will take place in Gosforth on Thursday evenings from 6.30-8.30pm in the Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018 terms, beginning 21 September 2017.  There will be an upper limit of 20 places.

21 September - 30 November

HALF TERM 26 October

21st September - The nature of Psychoanalysis - Michael Brearley
28th September - Freud: Man and Clinician - Ken Robinson
5th October - Models of the mind - Jessica Yakeley
12th October - Dreams - Anne Harrison
19th October - Oedipus Complex - Orna Hadary


2nd November - Working psychoanalytically with children - Katie Lewis
9th November - Adolescence - Merja Martindale
16th November - Melanie Klein - Kate Page
23rd November - Wildred Bion - Veronica Gore
30th November - Donald Winnicott - Angela Joyce

11 January - 22 March
HALF TERM 15 February


11th January - Listening to the Unconscious - Catalina Bronstein
18th January - Mind and body - Alexandra Lemma
25th January - Narcissism - Jane Peringer
1st February - Loss and mourning - Katalin Lanczi
8th February - Psychosis - Brian Martindale


22nd February - Destructiveness and disturbed states of mind - Donald Campbell
1st March - Prejudice - Fakhry Davids
8th March - Transference and countertransference - Sergei Grachev
15th March - Psychoanalysis and the Arts - Mark Colley
22nd March - Q&A - Convenors

Cost:  £350 for the series if booked before 31 July 2017 and £375 if booked after. One term only may be possible if there are free places.

For booking enquiries:  please contact Harriet Myles on 0207 563 5016 or email

For seminar enquiries:  please contact Dr. Brian Martindale at or Prof. Ken Robinson at

September 21st, 2017 6:30 PM   through   March 22nd, 2018 6:30 PM
5c Elmfield Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE3-4AY
United Kingdom

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: 0207 563 5016
Tickets £ 375.00