These are a variety of videos produced by the AudioVisual Group at the Institute of Psychoanalysis and elsewhere.  

To see the full selection of videos we have available, please click here to go to our Vimeo account.

The psychoanalysts represented are of course giving their own views. Our members have many shared and overlapping beliefs and conceptual frameworks for describing the mind (and psychoanalysis), but of course these are complex topics capable of being conceptualised and seen in a variety of ways. 


PPNOW 2017 - Professor Daniel Pick

Free Associations? Psychoanalytic history, democracy and the state we are in
Keynote speaker Professor Daniel Pick
Chair Jan McGregor Hepburn

Linked with permission from the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).

What is Psychoanalysis?

A short animation about the experience of psychoanalysis. 

Encounters Through the Generations

This project was set up to create a dialogue between old and new generations of psychoanalysts, and record them looking back over their professional careers.

Two of these interviews are available for free, while the rest can be viewed for a small fee. 

British Psychoanalysis Yesterday and Today

This film seeks to illustrate some of the essentially “British” ingredients in psychoanalysis as it has developed in the British Psychoanalytic Society. The arrival in London of the Freud family in 1939, fleeing from the Nazis, has been of central importance for the growth of British psychoanalysis and the many debates that have taken place among Freud’s successors including Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, Wilfred Bion and Donald Winnicott. We hear from psychoanalysts who trained at the British Society, as they describe their impression, from different theoretical perspectives of their experience of practising psychoanalysis following the British tradition.

Directed by Christine Miqueu-Baz and Dan Susman, assisted by Anne Patterson and Anne Ward

Iago on the Couch: Trailer

We'll shortly be publishing the full version of this video discussion of Shakespeare and Psychoanalysis, with acclaimed actor Simon Russell Beale, as well as Terry Hands, who used to be the Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. 

Borderline personality disorder: Professor Peter Fonagy

In this interview Professor Peter Fonagy talks about his research with people with borderline personality disorder. He also talks about the symptoms of borderline personality disorder and the theory of mentalising.

Linked with permission from the British Psychological Society (BPS).

What is Mentalization? Professor Peter Fonagy

Mentalizing refers to our ability to attend to mental states in ourselves and in others as we attempt to understand our own actions and those of others on the basis of intentional mental states. A focus on this very human activity as a therapeutic intervention forms the core of mentalization based treatment (MBT). MBT was initially developed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) although it is now being used on a wide range of disorders.

Linked with permission from the Anna Freud Centre.