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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 26, 2014

Workshop: Working With… Free Association

Free association is the basic principle and tool of psychoanalysis. But this “fundamental rule” can seem out of place in a world of structured interviews, outcome oriented interventions and normative therapeutic approaches.

May 17, 2014

Workshop: Working With… Panic Attacks

Panic attacks are traumatic events for those who suffer from them. People can feel they are about to die and suffer somatic responses appropriate to near death experiences and can become terrified of the thought of the return of the attack. The session asks how we can begin to work with suffers without further traumatising them.

June 14, 2014

Workshop: Working With… Foucault

This workshop will open up for discussion the importance of the work of philosopher Michel Foucault for a reconsideration of psychoanalytic technique. Foucault’s work was concerned with questions of truth, power and subjectivity. It will offer a reconsideration of the aims of psychoanalysis not as compulsion to speak the truth of one’s desire but as an intensification of pleasure.

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February 13, 2014

Philip Hill at Warwick

After SITE member Philip Hill’s  paper at our recent conference on Trauma, he has been invited to speak at the University of Warwick’s Institute of Advanced Study. The talk is organised v...
January 1, 2014

Psychotherapy Workshops in Cornwall, Winter/Spring 2014

The SITE is very pleased to offer another series of psychotherapy workshops that will be running in  Truro Winter/Spring 2014. The workshops will show how contemporary psychoanalysis can bring a rich...
December 7, 2013

The Working With… Series 2014

The SITE’s Working With… series of workshops launches next month. Intended for psychotherapists, counsellors, trainees and all those interested in contemporary psychoanalytic thought, the ...