Theories in Psychoanalysis

– Applications are now closed as the group is full- 

Feb 2022

A 32 week theoretical course in 2022 on psychoanalytic theorists and psychotherapeutic technique. The  course  will  examine key psychoanalytic theories, concepts and technique in detail and  places  these  concepts in  context. Readings  and clinical discussions are part of the syllabus and will encompass Melanie Klein, Sigmund Freud and Donald Winnicott. This course will be run online, weekly in the early evening, via Zoom and thus provides an exceptional opportunity to be taught by experienced international psychoanalysts from a wide range of backgrounds. See the flyer  for more details. Flyer

Introduction to the Major Psychoanalytic Theorists – Online Seminar

1st March 2022 – 19 July 2022 (with a 3 week break) by Dr Robin Chester

Registration Now Open

A 18 week theoretical seminar in 2022 on psychoanalytic theorists. The  course is a gentle introduction to the following major psychoanalytic theorists: Frued, Bion, Winnicott, Jung, Klein and Lacan. This course will be run online, weekly in the early evening, via Zoom. See the flyer link bel0w  for more details. Click on the Registration link below to register. Flyer Registration

Clinical Group Discussion Seminars: Understanding the difficult to reach patient

6th April 2022 – 28th September 2022 with a 1 month break in August by Pina Antinucci (British Psychoanalytic Society

These seminars are to provide a psychoanalytic understanding for therapists working in any modality. The focus will be on the therapeutic relationship as the site of the manifestations of the patient’s internal world. These online clinical seminars will comprise of a detailed clinical discussion with a view to use a psychodynamic understanding of the patient  in furthering their care. The discussion will be followed by suggestion for readings which will further enhance that understanding. These suggested readings will be discussed in the following seminar. The clinical discussion requires participants to bring one verbatim session of a patient they are finding difficulty working with. The particular type of therapy that is being carried out with the patient is not the focus. Flyer Application Form

Management of borderline patients in Crisis by Dr Shanthi Saha

2022 Expressions of Interest

This seminar is aimed at developing psychotherapeutic intervention to de- escalate suicidal behaviors and crisis presentation of borderline patients. This intervention is based on a psychodynamic formulation of the presentation. These clinical discussions require participants to bring one verbatim session of an interview with a borderline patient. This seminar would particularly suit psychiatry registrars, psychiatrists and senior clinicians working in the emergency department or dealing with such patients in crisis. Flyer

Infant Observation

June 2021 – June 2022 by Pina Antinucci (British Psychoanalytic Society)

Infant observation is  a one year course providing the opportunity for direct observation and discussion of human development.  The participant will observe that family with the newborn baby once a week for one hour over the period of one year. Weekly evening seminars facilitate discussion, understanding and reflection on these observations. The course will place these observations, using selected readings at times, within the wider context of psychoanalytic theory. Flyer


Open to Open to all
Duration Variable
Details of Program Dr Gil Anaf, Dr Shanthi Saha, Dr Robin Chester, Ms Sonia Selvasingam


Please contact the respective organizers for each program/course  
Dr Gil Anaf
Dr Robin Chester
Dr Shanthi Saha
Ms Sonia Selvasingam