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Psychoanalytic Room for Gender Identity Questioning (Seminar)

Date: January 29th 2022

Time: 12pm – 2pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: €20 – €45

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The Education Sub-Committee of the IFPP is pleased to present a seminar titled Psychoanalytic Room for Gender Identity Questioning with a panel of Dr. Eve Watson, Dr. Oren Gozlan and Dr. Noreen Giffney.

This event will consider how psychoanalysis can facilitate a reflective space for those questioning their gender identity.

Each panellist will make a twenty-minute contribution which will be followed after a short break by a Q&A and discussion session. We look forward to welcoming you to this important event.

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Part-Time Postgrad Cert in Healthcare Innovation Starting March 2022

The Part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Innovation is now open for application. Developed by Tangent | Trinity’s Ideas Workspace in collaboration with The School of Medicine Trinity College Dublin and Health Innovation Hub Ireland, this course offers a unique opportunity for individuals to build an entrepreneurial mindset to innovation within a healthcare context.

Back by popular demand with funding from Springboard+, the course will be delivered online, so it is open to anyone in the country regardless of their location. On completion, participants will have gained critical and lateral thinking skills to creatively solve problems, to confidently take ideas forward for support & implementation, and to become ambassadors for change in driving innovation within the healthcare system.

View Course Details. Apply Now – Closing Date 10th February 2022

Tangent | Trinity’s Ideas Workspace would like to invite you to join us for an information session on Thursday 20th January.

  • Open Information Session
  • 7pm – 7:45pm
  • Thursday 20th January 2022

Join in for a 45-minute Q&A session on the Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Innovation, hosted by Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace, and our panel of experts.

Webinar Registration – Zoom

Tangent | Trinity’s Ideas Workspace hope you can join them next week. If you have any questions on the course in the meantime, please get in touch. You can also contact their education team by live chat on their website or email them at



APPI Congress 2022 – The Changing Landscape of Psychotherapy

Date: Saturday 26th February

Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: €32.88 – €59.58

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Join us to hear a range of speakers on the fast-moving changes in the psychotherapeutic field.  These include the growing roles of technology, Government regulation and big business. In this event we hope to open a conversation on this changing landscape and explore how we, as therapists, can respond to this dynamic flux.  This event is open to anyone interested in this important topic.

For further information and to book tickets, click here

Module 2 – Wolfman: FLi Clinical Program of Study 2021-22 – Annie Rogers & Rik Loose

Date: Friday January 14th / 21st / 28th

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: €96.94 – €481.29

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The FLi Clinical Program of Study 2021-22 resumes on Jan 14th with the second module Wolf-Man”: A Serious Neurosis or Untriggered Psychosis? with an exceptional duo of tutors, Annie Rogers and Rik Loose (bios below). Registration is open and all are welcome.

The course is comprised of 6 modules with each module taking one of Freud’s case studies as a starting point to consider key areas of psychological presentation and suffering that characterise the modern era and clinical practice. The course will be of interest to practitioners, trainees, students, and those seeking to consider in-depth links between psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice. Modules are be registered for individually.

Dates Module 2: Friday, Jan 14; Friday, Jan 21; Friday, Jan 28 (19:00-21:00 Dublin-GMT, by Zoom).

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Required Reading: The Case of the Wolfman. SE Vol. 17 – “From the History of an Infantile Neurosis” (The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Vol. 17)

CPD: 2 continuous professional development (CPD) points will be awarded per individual seminar, 38 points for the full course of 19 seminars. CPD awarded by APPI, the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (

Rik Loose is a member of ICLO-NLS, APPI, the NLS (New Lacanian School) and the WAP (World Association of Psychoanalysis). He is former Head of Department of Psychoanalysis in DBS School of Arts and former Senior Lecturer there. He also initiated, developed and presided over an MA in Addiction Studies in the same college.

Annie G. Rogers is Professor Emerita of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology at Hampshire College and has a private practice in Amherst, Massachusetts.  She is a supervising and teaching Analyst at the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis in San Francisco and Vice-President of its Board. She is a printmaker and member of Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, Massachusetts. Formerly a Fulbright Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; Radcliffe and Murray Fellow at Harvard University; Whiting Fellow at Hampshire College; and Erikson Scholar at Austen Riggs, Dr. Rogers is the author of A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy (1995)The Unsayable: The Hidden Language of Trauma (2005); and Incandescent Alphabets: Psychosis and the Enigma of Language (2016).


The Feeling of Guilt and the Genesis of the Superego: Zoom Seminar with Dr André Michels

The Feeling of Guilt and the Genesis of the Superego: Zoom Seminar with Dr André Michels

Date: Saturday January 15th, 2022.

Time: 10am – 12pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Registration Fee: €30

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In this paper Dr André Michels will read chapter seven of Freud’s Civilization and its Discontents in relation to the contribution of legal scholar Hans Kelsen’s* ‘The theory of State and social psychology: with special reference to Freud’s group theory’. To what degree is the legal aspect a genuine contribution to our understanding of the genesis of the superego as a clinical factor?

The seminar will include a discussion on the themes of guilt, the superego, drives, and trauma. The debate will revolve around the questions that participants send in advance to Dr André Michels or as they emerge during the discussion.

In order to benefit from the seminar, you are invited to read Civilization and Its Discontents and in particular chapter seven. If you have any questions in advance, please send them on to

The registration fee is €30. The seminar will take place on Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent before the seminar begins. To register please email or click on the following Eventbrite link:

*Hans Kelsen (1881-1973) was a jurist and a political philosopher born in Prague. He studied law in Vienna where he met Freud and contributed to the subject of social psychology. Due to his Jewish origins, he left Vienna and moved to Germany and later to the United States. He wrote the 1920 Austrian Constitution and has been very influential across Europe and Latin America.

Dr André Michels is a psychiatrist and a psychoanalyst in Paris and Luxembourg; member of Espace analytique (Paris), Après-coup (New York), Psychoanalytisches Kolleg (Berlin); author of numerous articles; editor of Actualité de l’hystérie (2001), Les limites du corps, le corps comme limite (2005), Norm, Normalität, Gesetz (2012).

EAP 30th Anniversary Congress March 12th -13th 2022

EAP 30th Anniversary Congress

The European Association for Psychotherapy is delighted to announce the EAP 30th Anniversary Congress on Saturday March 12th and Sunday March 13th, 2022.

The Congress will be held at the Grand Hotel in Vienna, and this is a hybrid event for both in person and online delegates. The theme of our Congress is: “The Hope of Psychotherapy for our Endangered World”

For more information and to book tickets please go to EAP 30th Anniversary Congress

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This promises to be a unique and very special event, and it is advisable to book early to benefit from the early bird offer and to ensure your place. Please feel free to circulate this message and the link to those who you think will be interested.

The Hope of Psychotherapy for our Endangered World

How can psychotherapists offer hope to humanity in the face of the threats to us and to our endangered planet? For EAP ‘s 30th Anniversary Congress we have invited some of the world‘s most insightful and wise psychotherapists to speak. We will do what we do best as psychotherapists: allow ourselves to sit with the greatest problems facing humankind, to listen to each other and to speak, in order that insight, wisdom, discernment and hope can emerge.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Irvin Yalom
  • Jessica Benjamin
  • Renos Papadopoulos
  • Sue Daniel
  • Kyriaki Polychroni

This Congress will be a hybrid event, conducted both in person in Vienna and online. Attend the Congress in person or follow it online. The booking opens in October 2021. EAP will keep you posted about all updates. Warm wishes from the organisation. And stay healthy.

FTAI & AFT Joint Conference 28th January 2022

Booking is now open for the FTAI and AFT joint online conference to be held on the 28th January 2022.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

· A celebration of the collaborative working initiative between the Family Therapy Association of Ireland and the Association for Family Therapy & Systemic Practice in the UK

· Personal Professional Development in Systemic Family Psychotherapy training and beyond

The event will be delivered via Zoom and the conference will also count towards CPD. Details of timetable and booking information can be accessed by clicking link below.

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Authors in Conversation: Michael Feldman with Rachel Blass

Authors in Conversation: Michael Feldman with Rachel Blass

Date: Saturday 6th November 2021

Time: 4pm – 5:30pm

Location: Online event

Cost: £20

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Authors in Conversation: Michael Feldman discusses Doubt, Conviction, and the Analytic Process with psychoanalyst Rachel Blass

About This Event

In ‘Doubt, Conviction and the Analytic Process,’ Michael Feldman provides a rich and closely observed account of the clinical interactions that unfold within the consulting room.

The conversation will explore themes from this profound study of patient-analyst dynamics, touching on questions of technique and how Feldman has drawn on and developed the ideas of Melanie Klein, Betty Joseph, and others. There will be a particular focus on ‘The Dynamics of Reassurance’ (Chapter 4) and ‘Grievance’ (Chapter 11).

Michael Feldman is a Training and Supervising Analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society and Chair of the Melanie Klein Trust. He is highly regarded for his contribution to psychoanalytic theory and his keen clinical insight. Doubt, Conviction and the Analytic Process, a selection of his clinical papers, was published by Routledge in 2009.

Rachel Blass is a Training and Supervising Analyst of the Israel Psychoanalytic Society and a Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She is well known for her prolific writings that clarify, ground, and enrich Kleinian thinking and practice.

The event will be chaired by Kay Long, Training and Supervising Analyst with the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis and co-editor of The Klein Tradition (Routledge, 2018).

All registered attendees will receive a discount code for 25% off the book price, and, a few days after the event, a link to a recording of the webinar, which will be available to view for one month. Please note, after this time the recording will no longer be available.

Note: The Melanie Klein Trust is a charity, and we rely upon income from events like these to continue our work. However, just as it is a challenging time for us, we understand that many others are in a similar situation, and we do not want the price of entry to be a barrier to anyone keen to attend our online events. If the ticket price is prohibitively high for you at the current time, please email the MKT Administrator who has a number of free places available for each event.

How we use your data: please note that by registering for this event you are giving consent for us to add your details to the Melanie Klein Trust mailing list. We use Mailchimp to store subscribers’ details, which we use to send occasional emails about news and events that may be of interest. We do not pass on subscribers’ details to anyone else and you can unsubscribe at any time. For more details see our privacy policy.


Sexual Boundary Violation – An SAP Interactive Study Day

Sexual Boundary Violation – An SAP Interactive Study Day

Date: Saturday 30th October 2021

Time: 11:30am – 6pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: SAP members £60, Trainees and SAP Friends £80, Non-member £100

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Programme Info Here

An SAP Interactive Study Day for Analysts, Psychotherapists, Counsellors and Psychologists

Sexual Boundary Violation

Sexual Boundary Violation is the dark, hidden, and shameful dimension of our work as psychotherapists. Its occurrence most often has devastating consequences on victims (of whom about 14% attempt suicide), transgressors (whose careers are often ended) and transgressors’ institutions (which reel from shockwaves of denial, disbelief and splitting).

Recent surveys reveal that around 7% of male and 1.5% of female therapists admitted to Sexual Boundary Violation; but these figures are probably an under-estimate because the incidences were self-reported. Ninety percent (90%) of patients who have been sexually involved with their therapist report feeling seriously harmed by the experience, some never fully recovering from the betrayal of trust and abuse of power. This study day will explore:

  • The profiles of transgressors; and the psychodynamics of Sexual Boundary Violation
  • Rehabilitative group work with transgressors
  • Institutional responses to Sexual Boundary Violation

Join us for a day of in-depth study and exploration of this important and complex subject, which has been brought more into public awareness by recent articles in the UK press.

The day will be chaired by Christopher Perry (retired Training Supervisor and Analyst, and former Director of Training, SAP) with a panel of international experts:

Dr Andrea Celenza is the author of Sexual Boundary Violations: Therapeutic, Supervisory and Academic Contexts. She is a Training and Supervising Analyst of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society, and Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School.

Jonathan Coe is the founder and Managing Director of the Clinic for Boundary Studies. He has published on the typologies of boundary violators and has spoken at a wide range of conferences and events concerning professional misconduct.

Dr John Hook is a Consultant Medical Psychotherapist in private practice. Formerly, he specialised in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at St George’s Hospital (London), and in group analysis at the Institute of Group Analysis. He has published on Sexual Boundary Violation and is an Associate of the Clinic for Boundary Studies.

FLi Clinical Program Of Study 2021-2022

FLi Clinical Program Of Study 2021-2022

Freud’s Case Studies in Contemporary Contexts

October 29, 2021–May 27, 2022

Date: Friday 29th October 2021 – Tuesday 31st May 2022

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Location: Online event

Cost: €96.94 – €481.29

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9-month course on Freud’s 6 Case Studies relative to clinical practice today w/each case study & themes explored by 2 tutors over 3 seminars

 About This Event

Course Description: The program takes the psychoanalytic clinic as a starting point to consider key areas of psychological presentation and suffering that characterise the modern era. Clinical practice, beginning with Freud, revealed that symptoms could be grouped into a small number of diagnostic fields: hysteria, obsessional neurosis, psychosis, and perversion. This course explores all six of Freud’s major case studies, dedicating three weeks to each, as a backdrop to considering what analysands present with today and assessing the similarities and differences to Freud’s and Lacan’s clinical practices. The course will be of interest to practitioners, trainees, students, and those seeking to consider in-depth links between psychoanalytic theory, clinical practice, and the impact of contemporary culture on subjectivity.

Seminars will take place by Zoom on Fridays from 19:00-21:00 (Dublin-GMT). Each 3-week block of seminars will be co-delivered by two highly experienced tutors who are also clinical practitioners and come from different Lacanian groups throughout the English-speaking world. Participants can register for the full course (18 seminars plus introductory seminar), a half course (9 seminars), or a single module of 3 seminars.

CPD: 2 continuous professional development (CPD) points will be awarded per individual seminar, 38 points for the full course of 19 seminars. CPD awarded by APPI, the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (

Tutors: Anne Worthington (London), Guy Le Gaufey (Paris), Astrid Gessert (London), Rik Loose (Dublin), Annie Rogers (Amherst), Leon Brenner (Berlin), Rolf Flor (Boston), Anouchka Grose (London), Patricia Gherovici (Philadelphia), Carol Owens (Dublin), Kristen Hennessey (Pennsylvania), Jamieson Webster (New York), Olga Cox Cameron (Dublin), Eve Watson, facilitator (Dublin).

Schedule of Seminars (Oct 29, 2021 – May 27, 2022)

Oct 29th: Introductory Seminar of the Case Studies and Hysteria, w/ Anne Worthington.

Module 1Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19.The “Rat-Man” and the Function of Rituals, Obsessions, and Compulsions (November). Tutors: Guy Le Gaufey and Astrid Gessert.

Module 2Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28. The “Wolf-Man”: A Serious Neurosis or Untriggered Psychosis. Tutors: Tutors: Annie Rogers and Rik Loose.

Module 3 Feb 11, Feb 18, Feb 25. “Schreber” and the Necessity for Working with Psychosis Today. Tutors: Leon Brenner and Rolf Flor

Module 4:March 11, March 18, April 1. The “Young Homosexual Girl,” Sexuality, and the Psychoanalysis of Women. Tutors: Patricia Gherovici and Anouchka Grose.

Module 5April 8, April 22, May 6th. “Little Hans” and Children’s Phobias and Symptoms in Context. Tutors: Carol Owens and Kristen Hennessey.

Module 6May 13, May 20, May 27. From “Dora” to “Conversion Disorder”: Contemporary Clinical Aspects of Hysteria. Tutors: Jamieson Webster and Olga Cox Cameron.

Required Reading: All 6 of Freud’s Case Studies plus a small number of additional readings will be set by the course tutors.

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