Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS
Primary Care Event
Beyond Female Genital Mutilation
10 November 2018
10:30 – 12:30
Basil Jericho Hall, Kings Cross, London
(qualifies for 2 hours certified CPD)
£5 members (£15 non-members)
To reserve a place, email or call the APP administrator on 020 7922 7753 (during office hours)

2018 UCL December Conference
The Repression & Abandonment of Oedipus:
oedipal situations in life, distress and disorder

1-2 December 2018 (Clinical Seminars on Friday 30 November 2018)
University College London

Keynote speakers will be Denis Flynn, Francesca Hume and David Taylor, all from the British Psychoanalytical Society. Parallel paper presenters will include David Bell, Professor Edith Hall, Rachel Chaplin, Caroline Garland, Becky Hall and Dr. Philip Lucas with others to be decided. We are seeking additional submissions for parallel papers on clinical issues connected with the conference topic from anyone attending.

The Friday seminars offer an opportunity to present clinical cases. They are integral to the Conference. Clinical seminar leaders will be: Robin Anderson, David Bell, Donald Campbell, Denis Flynn, Peter Fonagy, Francesca Hume, Chris Mawson, Rosine Jozef Perelberg, Irma Brenman Pick, Gigliola Fornari Spoto, Mary Target, David Taylor, and David Tuckett.

If you are interested in giving one of the parallel papers or in presenting at one of the Friday clinical seminars, please contact: as soon as possible. We receive more good quality submissions than can be accommodated. The closing date for abstracts of proposed papers is Friday 14 September 2018.
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BCA Autumn Talk & AGM 2018, Saturday 1st December, 9.30 for 10.00am to 4pm

St Alban’s Centre, Baldwins Gardens, Holborn EC1N 7RD

A Plea For A Measure Of Opacity: Psychoanalysis In A Time Of Transparency – Rosemary Rizq

Transparency is deemed central to today’s democratic systems, institutions and services. Our insistence on open government, freedom of information and the public’s right to know privileges not only the visibility of information but also the visibility of the self. How might psychoanalytic practitioners think about and respond to the ever-increasing demand for transparency in the consulting room? This paper draws on the ideas of Derrida, Laplanche and Glissant to argue for what has been called ‘the right to opacity,’ suggesting that psychoanalytic counsellors and psychotherapists are particularly well-placed to offer a critical perspective on today’s culture of surveillance.

Rosemary Rizq, PhD. C. Psychol. AFBPsS. FHEA. is a UKCP accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist and an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist. She is Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton and has worked for many years in the NHS, most recently as an Adult Psychotherapist in North-East London Foundation Trust’s Forest House Psychotherapy Clinic. She now has a part-time private practice in West London. Rosemary was Submissions Editor for Psychodynamic Practice from 2004-2010, is a reviewer for a number of academic journals and she has published widely on issues related to organisational dynamics and psychotherapeutic training and practice.

LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED For further information and details on how to book:
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Earlybird rates:      £40     BCA member

£65     BCA non-member
£30     BCA Student member

£55     Non BCA student

(Rates increase by £20 for bookings later than 11th Novermber 2018)