Introduction to Psychoanalytic Ideas and their application to work with adults, children and infants

16th November 2016 19th April 2017

Seminars 2 -10 will take place on:17th November, 14th December, 18th January, 22nd February, 22nd March and 19th April (please see timetable for times)


Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families Map
Ten two-hour seminars across 7 days
Please see the timetable



Training fee

About this course

The course will be divided into 2 sections. The first, an Introduction to psychoanalytic thinking will provide a developmental view on core concepts such as the Unconscious, the internal world, sexuality and aggression, affects and defences. The second will focus on the clinical process – the setting, the therapeutic relationship and clinical process. The final seminar will look at the interface between psychoanalysis and attachment.  

The course will cover

  • Seminar 1: Concepts and their application, Tessa Baradon
  • Seminar 2: A developmental  view of deficit and conflict, Inge Pretorius
  • Seminar 3: The development of the mind and the internal world, Phillip McGill
  • Seminar 4: Sexuality and aggression, Angela Joyce
  • Seminar 5: Affects and defences, Angela Joyce
  • Seminar 6: The analytic setting, Mary Target  
  • Seminar 7: The relation of the patient to the analyst, Anat Gedulter-Treiman
  • Seminar 8: The analyst’s experience of the patient, Anat Gedulter-Treiman
  • Seminar 9: Clinical process - interpretation, working through, containment     resistance, Carol Broughton
  • Seminar 10: Interface of psychoanalysis and attachment, Mary Target

Aims of the course?

  • To familiarise participants with core analytic concepts relevant to their practice
  • To provide an analytic framework for understanding development
  • To extend understanding of interpersonal processes between therapist and patient

Who is this course suitable for?

Therapists, psychologists and professional practitioners working with infants, children and adults who are interested in incorporating psychoanalytic ideas about development into their theoretical framework and practice.