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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


January 31, 2015

SW Workshop: Psychoanalysis & Disappointment

It has been said that psychoanalysis is about saying disappointing things to people in the nicest possible way. This suggests that whilst disappointment is good for us, it is also an experience that we find difficult to face.

February 14, 2015

SW Workshop: Psychoanalysis & Creativity

Psychoanalysis has always had a great deal to say about creativity and the creative process, starting with Freud’s paper on Leonardo da Vinci…

May 16, 2015

SITE 2015 Spring Conference: On Conflict

What does a contemporary psychoanalysis have to say about conflict? Is there anything new to add about that which is at the heart of all the stories psychoanalysis wants to tell?

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January 8, 2015

SW Psychotherapy Workshops, Winter 2015

Psychotherapy Workshops Winter 2015 The Site is very pleased to offer another series of psychotherapy workshops that will be running in Truro in winter 2015. The workshops will show how contemporary p...
December 22, 2014

2015 Conference on Conflict: Keynote Speaker Announced

Spring 2015 Conference Conflict 10am to 5pm on Saturday 16 May 2015 Venue:  Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA What does a contemporary psychoanalysis have to say about conflict? I...
October 15, 2014

Narcissism and Melancholia: Reflections on a Century

This centenary symposium, from the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, brings together scholars and writer-practitioners of psychoanalysis to consider the legacy of two of Sigmund Fr...