The Training in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

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2016 Seminars

Spring 2016

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23 January

Morning session:
“Transference and Countertransference  - ‘All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: They each have their exits and their entrances: and one man in his time plays many parts’.”

Afternoon session:
 “Identification or Countertransference?  - 'It is a very remarkable thing that the Ucs of one human being can react upon that of another…'.” 

Ms Anthea Gomez is a Fellow of the British Society of Psycho-Analysis, having first trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with NEAPP.  She works in full time private practice in York. Her background is in music and she first studied piano and composition at the Royal Academy of Music, enjoying a career as in-house composer for BBC Radio Drama for Radio 4 and 3 before eventually training as a psychoanalyst.

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13 February

“Matte Blanco and symmetrical logic: emotional thinking”

Dr Anne Samson is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice. She served on the Training Committee of the TCPP as Joint Chair, Chair and committee member for over 10 years.   She has a particular interest in dreams and in the work of Bion and Matte Blanco.  She is currently Chair of the London Bi-Logic Group, a body dedicated to studying the latter writer.  She has published on medieval literature, critical theory and on psychoanalytic ideas.

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27 February

Clinical Seminar (for course members only)

Mr John Keene is a training and supervising analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society. After working in a number of therapeutic settings with individuals, families and groups he trained at the Institute of Psychoanalysis and the Tavistock Clinic. He now works mainly in private practice. He teaches widely on clinical issues, the Independent tradition and the Controversial Discussions.


5 March

“The Lure of the Bad Object”

This paper explores aspects of the pathological move towards certainty or fixity as a defence against vulnerability. Internally the bad (omnipotent) object becomes idealized to provide a refuge and a modus operandi for the depleted self.

Ms Jane Cheshire is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice. Formerly Chair of the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy, she is a training therapist and supervisor there, as she is for the TCPP

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19 March

“On Becoming of Consequence - Seeking and avoiding meaning in a confusing world”

Mr Brian Truckle is a child psychotherapist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. He is a supervisor for TCPP and for BTPP where he is a senior tutor. In previous lives he was a psychiatric social worker, a member of senior staff at the Tavistock Clinic, and Head of Child Psychotherapy and Family Therapy Services at Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Trust.

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Summer 2016

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23 April

"An overview of dreams and working with them"

Dr Gearóid FitzGerald is a psychoanalyst and consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy in the NHS in Leeds.

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7 May

Clinical Seminar (for course members only)

Mr Simon Archer: After training at art school and then as a teacher, Mr Archer worked in further education in London and then as an art therapist before qualifying as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with the BAP (now incorporated into the BPF). Later he qualified as a psychoanalyst with the Institute of Psychoanalysis. He is a founder member of the North of England Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists. He has worked in private practice (first in east London and then in York) for about 25 years. He has a special interest in the topic of shame about which he has written and lectured.


21 May

"Such stuff as dreams are made on. Some Neuro-Biological thoughts on Dreaming"

Dr Tom Camps originally trained as an art therapist, then went on to qualify as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, Birmingham. Currently in private practice with a particular interest in Metapsychology and Neuroscience. Involved with a charity set up to enable those on low income to access psychotherapy. He is currently a member of the WMIP Board of Trustees.

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11 June

"Matte Blanco and Dreams"

Dr Anne Samson is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice. She served on the Training Committee of the TCPP as Joint chair, Chair and committee member for over 10 years. She has a particular interest in dreams and in the work of Bion and Matte Blanco. She is currently Chair of the London Bi-Logic Group, a body dedicated to studying the latter writer. She has published on medieval literature, critical theory and on psychoanalytic ideas.

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25 June

"Dreams, Advances and Losses"

Mr Ken Robinson is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Newcastle upon Tyne, a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society and its Honorary Archivist. He is a training analyst for child and adolescent and adult psychotherapy in the North of England and Scotland and lectures, teaches and supervises in the UK and Europe.

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