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Psychoanalysis and Clinical Practice Training

2nd September 2020 9th December 2020

16th September 2020, 30th September 2020, 14th October 2020, 28th October 2020, 11th November 2020, 25th November 2020


Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families Map
Ten two-hour seminars across 7 days
17:30 - 19:30 (Seminar 1:- 15:00 - 17:00 & 17:30 - 19:30 & Seminar 4:- 13:00 - 16:30 & 17:30 - 19:30)



Training Fee

Places available

About this course

The Anna Freud Centre is offering this course to professionals who are interested in psychoanalytic ideas, and how these may apply to their clinical work with infants, children and adults.

The course will be divided into 2 sections. The first, will provide a developmental view on mental functioning and behaviour, and the second will focus on the clinical process. The final seminar will look at the interface between psychoanalysis and attachment.  


The course will cover

  • Seminar 1: Psychoanalysis and the internal world, Phillip McGill
  • Seminar 2: Psychoanalysis and the internal world continued, Philip McGill
  • Seminar 3: A developmental view of deficit and conflict, Inge Pretorius
  • Seminar 4: Sexuality and aggression, Angela Joyce
  • Seminar 5: Affects and defences, Angela Joyce
  • Seminar 6: The analytic setting, Anna Streeruwitz
  • 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, Inge Pretorius

Aims of the course?

  • To familiarise participants with core analytic concepts relevant to their practice
  • To provide an analytic framework for understanding development, mental functioning and behaviour
  • 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.


You will be required to read a set of book chapters/articles before each seminar. Reading will be provided to you approximately 6 weeks before each seminar.

Special Offer 

We have two reduced-fee places (£297.50) available for Learning Network members. If you are a member of the network and would like to claim a place please e-mail