Introductory Course

Introductory Course: South West

1An Introduction to the Site training in Clinical Psychoanalysis

The Site for contemporary psychoanalysis is one of the most successful London based psychoanalytic trainings. It is this success that has made possible the setting up of a sister training in Truro, a now well established regional UKCP registered  training. In addition to the training, the Site South West is now offering a 9 week introductory course. This course is an introduction to the Site training, as well as an introduction to clinical psychoanalysis.

The Site is well known for its critical and comparative engagement with the theories and practices of psychoanalysis. Rather than being rooted in one body of psychoanalytic thought, the training explores the different psychoanalytic schools—Lacanian, Object Relations, Kleinian, Relational, Jungian, Freudian—and reflects on the place of those schools within the contemporary social field. This course will introduce you to the breadth and diversity of  psychoanalysis as well as the Site’s distinctive approach.

Who would this course interest?

If you are already working as a counsellor, it  is an opportunity to broaden your knowledge base within the field of psychoanalysis and to  enhance your clinical practice. It will also give you the opportunity to learn about different supervision approaches. If you are thinking of doing a psychoanalytic training, then this course will give you a broad introduction to the ideas and practices that a training will involve. The course will also be of interest to those who want to find out more about the relevance of psychoanalysis to the dilemmas and conflicts of contemporary life.

There will be information available about the Site training and attendance certificates for CPD purposes. Once you have booked, reading lists for each seminar will be available.

Who teaches the course?

The course is run by the Site South West training committee and all the seminar leaders are active members of the Site in the South West.

What will be taught?

Consistent with the Site’s critical and comparative engagement with contemporary thinking and practices, the syllabus is refreshed every year. The 2017 teaching programme is still being finalised. Last year’s seminars can be seen below. Please contact Dr Sally Sales (details below) for further information.

Date & times

The course will run on a Thursday evening between 6.00 and 8.00 from April 27th to June 22nd, 2017.


The seminars will take place at Pendeen Room, Epiphany House, Kenwyn, Truro, TR1 3DR

Epiphany House is a mile from Truro Town centre

For directions see

Cost & Booking

The course is £180.  To book please complete the form HERE by March 24th, 2017

For further enquires Dr Sally Sales can be contacted on 01726 870169 or

See below for course syllabus and booking form.