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BPA Lecture of the Week: Depression and Creativity
22 February 2017
BPA Lecture of the Week Depression new

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: Mary Twyman

Freud`s understanding of depression and its pivotal role in psychic development is further elaborated in the concepts proposed by Donald Winnicott.   The latter linked the capacity to experience depression to the potential for the emergence of creativity in its widest sense.

Mary Twyman is a Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and Supervising and Training Analyst for the British Psychoanalytic Association.  She was a former member of the senior staff of the Tavistock Clinic Adult Department; and also a former honorary lecturer at UCL MA in Psychoanalytic Theory.  She has written and taught on Independent theory and practice, also on ethics in the profession.  She is co-editor with Hester Solomon of The Ethical Attitude in Analytic Practice (Free Association Books, 2003).  She has contributed to the Freud Bar discussions on James Joyce, and also to film discussion for BPA meetings and to the BPA’s Summer School.

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 15 March 2017 - Making sense of Kleinian Theory in practice with  Julia Sandelson


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

How to book

Complete the application form below or contact the Training Coordinator on training@psychoanalysis-bpa.org or on 020 8452 9823.

Cost: £35 per lecture payable upon application.  Payment can be made only by bank transfer:

British Psychotherapy Foundation
The Co-operative Bank, Sort Code: 08-02-28, Account Number: 684 746 94

You will need to use the lecture's reference BPA/lecture date/your name to enable us to identify your payment.


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 CTS9
Start Date 22/02/2017
End Date 22/02/2017
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