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The SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis is a training organisation and a member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJA)  of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). All graduates are eligible for UKCP registration.

The Site was established in October 1997 by psychotherapists from diverse psychoanalytic organisations who wished to create a training programme and an association that would foster critical, reflective and imaginative thinking about psychoanalysis and its contemporary practices.


A Journal of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy

No 9: Winter 2013

Papers from our 2013 conference on Trauma from Val Parks, Jane Haynes, Dorothée Bonnigal-Katz, Barry Watt, Robert Weiss, Brid Greally and Philip Hill. Reviews from Nic Bayley and Alan Pope.

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Winter 2013


April 24, 2016

Anouchka Grose in conversation with James Mann

Anouchka Grose is a psychoanalyst and writer. She is a member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research where she also lectures. As well as this she is a journalist who gives talks on psychoanalysis at book festivals, museums, galleries, art schools and universities. She has written non fiction: No More Silly Love Songs: A Realists Guide to Romance (Portabello, 2010) and Are You Considering Therapy (Karnac, 2011) as well as writing fiction. She is the editor of Hysteria Today, a collection of essays published by Karnac earlier this year.

May 15, 2016

SW Workshop: Working with Sexual Material

In this workshop we will use theory and clinical example to explore some of the challenges and to develop confidence in exploring sexual material and thinking about contemporary sexualities.

June 03, 2016

Jack Nathan in conversation with James Mann

We will be exploring the issue of self- harm and looking at why psychoanalysis is vital as both a response and as a treatment.We will be asking questions like: is there an upside to self-harm? How does society regulate our forms enjoyment? Why does psychoanalysis seldom or not at all venture into the area where action is required, leaving the field open to CBT? If it were to venture into these areas what might a psychoanalytic ‘theory of action’ look like?

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April 8, 2016

CANCELLATION: Lars von Trier ‘Depression Trilogy’

Please note that the above events, due to take place on April 14th and 21st, have been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. If you have bought a ticket f...
April 5, 2016

The Clinical Site—New London Workshops Announced

The SITE is bringing together a number of distinctive voices to offer workshops for qualified clinicians and trainees. The workshops will explore key topics for contemporary psychoanalysts and psychot...
March 18, 2016

2017 Conference—save the date

Save the Date: Saturday 11th March, 2017 The SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis Spring Conference: Transgender, Gender & Psychoanalysis The struggles of people of transgender identity have explo...