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A team of researchers led by Professor Val Curran and Celia Morgan have been awarded first place in UCL’s ‘Brains on Film’ competition.

Their winning entry explains the effects of cannabis through animation and rap. It was produced in collaboration with teenagers from Music and Change, a charity aiming to improve the mental health of young people involved in gangs.

The film was supported by the Alexander Fleming Award from the Medical Research Foundation. www.cannabiseffects.org

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Past Events


9th November 2013 - 10th November 2013

1st International Congress of Mentalization Based Therapy

Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) has developed rapidly in Europe, North America and Australia and is starting to grow in Latin America. It is now time for us to bring this expertise together and aggregate this experience by initiating  the first International Congress on Mentalization Based Therapy. The programme will cover the most recent developments from around the world and new protocols, new technology and new results with a range of patient groups.


13th December 2013 - 15th December 2013

Transference, Countertransference and Enactment Today

The UCL Psychoanalysis Unit’s 2013 December conference will focus on Transference, Countertransference and Enactment. It will be the second in our series of on-going meetings to explore core psychoanalytic ideas and how they are used today.

In psychoanalysis two people walk into a room, and one then sits in a chair while the other lies on a couch. They are likely to talk and feel and both come with a theory what they are doing there. What is our theory of the underlying process generating what goes on?


28th January 2014

The Examined Life 

Examined Life

“We are all storytellers – we make stories to make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to tell tales. There must be someone to listen.”

Join Claudia Hammond in conversation with Stephen Grosz about his best-selling  book ‘The Examined Life’ at 19.00 on Tuesday 28th January 2014 at the Anna Freud Centre.

In his work as a practising psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz has spent the last twenty-five years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our most baffling behaviour. The Examined Life distils over 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight, without the jargon. 

These are stories about our everyday lives: they are about the people we love and the lies that we tell; the changes we bear, and the grief. Ultimately, they show us not only how we lose ourselves but how we might find ourselves too.

Claudia is an award-winning broadcaster, writer and psychology lecturer. She is the presenter of All in the Mind & Mind Changers on BBC Radio 4 and Health Check on BBC World Service Radio every week and BBC World News TV every month. She is a columnist for BBC.com and often appears on Impact on BBC World News to discuss research in psychology. Claudia is on the part-time faculty at Boston University’s London base where she lectures in health and social psychology. 


30 January 2014

Lunch Hour Lecture: Why do some people become psychopaths?

Although childhood behavioural problems are relatively common, not all problems develop for the same reason, and only a few individuals will go on to develop psychopathy in adulthood. This lecture will review behavioural problems in children, in terms of genetics, brain function and development, and consider why some children may be at an increased risk of developing psychopathy when they grow up.

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