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BPA Lecture of the Week: Psychoanalysis and psycho(analytic) psychotherapy: As clinicians are we any better at defining differences?
21 June 2017
Psychoanalysis and psycho(analytic) psychotherapy:
As clinicians are we any better at defining differences?

Public event (for external members)

Time: 8.30-10.00 pm.

Cost: £35.00

This Lecture forms part of the Clinical and Theoretical Seminars (CTS) Course.   Theoretical lectures can be applied for on a single or multiple basis. 

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Speaker: Helen Alfille

Psychoanalysis and psycho(analytic) psychotherapy. As clinicians are we any better at defining differences?  Thinking about psychoanalysis: what, how, who and why.  In this seminar we will consider some of the basic ideas of both the theory and practice of psychoanalysis.

About the speaker

Helen Alfille is a training analyst and supervisor for the British Psychoanalytic Association and works in private practice.  She is on the Board of the BPA, formerly Vice President and currently Chair of Ethics. She is also on the BPA’s Training Committee.  She teaches clinical and theoretical subjects, has published papers and has co-edited books on assessment and dilemmas in the consulting room, including Assessment in Psychotherapy (eds. Judy Cooper and Helen Alfillé, Karnac, 1998); Dilemmas in the Consulting Room (eds. Helen Alfillé and Judy Cooper, Karnac, 2002); A Guide to Assessment for psychoanalytic  psychotherapists (eds. Judy Cooper and HelenAlfillé, Karnac, 2011).

About the theoretical lectures

A series of theoretical lectures  covering a broad range of themes in psychoanalysis given by Training and Senior psychoanalysts.  It forms part of the BPA Clinical and Theoretical Seminars (CTS): Lectures and Clinical Discussion Groups (CDGs) running from September 2016 to July 2017. The next lecture takes place on 5 July 2017 - A patient who could not allow himself to really get better with David Simpson


Please contact us for accessibility needs including wheelchair access via training@psychoanalysis-bpa.org.

How to book

Cost: £35 per lecture payable upon application. click to pay for lecture of the week on 21.06.17

Contact the Training Coordinator on training@psychoanalysis-bpa.org or on 020 8452 9823.


The bpf will not be held responsible for travel/hotel expenses made or incurred in the unlikely event of this course either being cancelled or postponed.


Event Details
Reference BPACTS16
Start Date 21/06/2017
End Date 21/06/2017
Start Time 20:30
End Time 22:00
Price £35.00
Location 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ
Venue 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ
Tel: 020 8452 9823 Registered office: 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ
Company number 8238969 registered in England and Wales Registered charity number 1150806