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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 who wished to create a training programme and an association that would foster critical, reflective and imaginative thinking about psychoanalysis and its contemporary practices.


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A Journal of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy

No 14: Summer 2019

First published in 2019 by: The SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis the-site.org.uk Copyright © The SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis for the journal format. Copyright © to the contributors for...

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Summer 2019


9 October - 10 October 2021

Conference: White privilege, racism and psychoanalysis

‘When we revolt it’s not for a particular culture. We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe’ Franz Fanon

What can we dare to imagine of a psychoanalysis yet to come?  More of the same or the courage to open our minds, hearts and practice? This conference will explore the complex ways in which race percolates through the psychoanalytic project – even if it is often denied.

Speakers include Achille Mbembe, Claudia Bernard, Adam Phillips, Christina Moutsou, Peter Nevins…

13 November 2021

Towards a theory of traumatophilia: de-translation, sovereign experience, re-translation

Psychoanalytic thinking teaches us that trauma leaves the subject fractured, less agentic, more subject to iterative, stalled revisitations of the traumatic event. In this presentation, Avgi Saketopoulou argues that significant possibilities for psychic transformation and for contact with experience are courted when we make ourselves passible to returning to the site of the traumati

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September 7, 2021

Introductory Year

The Introductory Year running from 14 October 2021 until June 2022 is now full but please email Jane Nairne on siteenquiries2015@gmail.com if you would like further information or to register your int...
June 5, 2021

Summer series: In relation

We are pleased to announce a series of talks and films on Zoom exploring what it means to be In Relation with each other. The programme starts on Saturday 19 June and runs for seven weeks on either We...
August 7, 2020

Low-Cost supervision and therapy

Our offer of free supervision and therapy to key workers was very successful. We are now offering affordable, low cost therapy and supervision.