British Psychoanalytic Council Conference – PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY NOW 2015

Getting to grips with society’s ills: a psychoanalytic perspective

Bridging the clinical and academic study of psychoanalysis with political discourse and social policy.

A day of thought-provoking presentations, workshops and debate on innovations in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

PP NOW 2015 will address the themes of Conflict, Poverty and Trauma with sessions and presentations showcasing the impact psychodynamic and psychoanalytic thinking can bring to better understand some of the major social issues affecting our society today and what the profession can bring to support these key modern agendas.

Vamik D. Volkan is our 2015 keynote presenting A Psychological Look at Terrorism.

Prof.Volkan is a world leader on issues of national identity, terrorism, societal trauma, transgenerational trauma as well as international conflict and has wom many prestigious awards for his work in the field, including four nominations for the Nobel peace prize.

PP NOW 2015 will showcase eight further breakout sessions and workshops covering the following areas:

  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Emotional poverty
  • Institutional childhood abuse
  • Modern conflict
  • Pathological organisations
  • Poverty Psychological impact of money
  • Social disorder
  • Violence within couples.

Breakout session speakers include: Jon Brown, Karl Figlio, Clare Gerada, Sue Gerhardt, Paul Kassman, Jean KnoxJulian Lousada, Gill McGauley, Anna MotzGraham Music, Joanna Rosenthall, Estela Welldon, Philip Spencer and Jessica Yakeley.

Booking and registration information

special rates for BPC, APP and ACP registrants and trainees

Online booking for the PP NOW Conference available here

Download the registration form here

PP NOW Special Friday night Lecture 5 June 2015

The Guardian’s columnist and author George Monbiot will be leading our pre-conference Friday night lecture with panel members Nick Pearce director of IPPR and Julian Lousada Psychoanalyst and BPC Chair focusing on the psychological and societal impacts of competition and capitalism.

This is a separate ticketed event. Details about the lecture are available here

Saturday, 6 June, 2015 – 09:30 to 18:00
Holiday Inn, Kensington Forum, London
Please see the booking form for rates

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