The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis 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.

This anniversary event aims to celebrate the work done over the past 25 years, and to reflect upon the past, present and future of psychoanalysis. We will host panel discussions of the history of The Site, including the work of RD Laing; the thresholds of psychoanalysis including ecology, feminism, race and the arts; and a discussion on psychoanalysis outside the clinic. We invite you to join forces in re-imagining and re-defining the role that contemporary psychoanalysis has to play today.

Saturday 30 September 2023

Goldsmith’s College, PSH Room

This will be a hybrid event – those who are unable to attend in person will be able to participate via Zoom.   

Tickets are now available on Eventbrite here.  Attendance is by donation. 


10:30 – 10:45 WELCOME by The Site Chair: Nick Blackburn

10:45 – 12:30 FOUNDATIONS AND MOVING FORWARD Chair  Nick Blackburn

Speakers: Angela Kreeger, Joanna Ryan, Haya Oakley. Theme: how The Site started: its history, ref to R.D. Laing. Screening of 5 mins documentary trailer on the history of The Site – Q&A

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break


13:30 – 15:00 THRESHOLDS OF PSYCHOANALYSIS Chair Eric Harper

Speakers: Ed Thornton on Psychoanalysis and Ecology, Anouchka Grose on Psychoanalysis and Feminism, Stephen Gee on Psychoanalysis and the Arts, Peter Nevins on Psychoanalysis and Race. Q&A

15:00 – 16:30 PSYCHOANALYSIS OUTSIDE THE CLINIC Chair Anthony Faramelli

Speakers: Eric Harper, Barry Watt, Ana Carolina Minozzo , Leticia Da Costa Paes Q&A

16:30 – 16:45 CLOSING REMARKS

Chrysanthi Nigianni, Shireen Noor, Luisa Pretolani


16:45 – 18:30 Drinks and canapés Reception

Download the agenda here