Psychoanalysis Unit

The Psychoanalysis Unit at UCL was established by the late Professor Joseph Sandler, the previous holder of the Freud Memorial Chair in Psychoanalysis. Professor Peter Fonagy, the current holder of the Chair, directs the unit. 

  • The mission of the Psychoanalysis Unit is to strengthen the links between psychoanalysis and other academic disciplines. To this end the Unit organises a yearly interdisciplinary programme consisting of lectures, seminars and conferences open to all members of the university and the wider community.
  • The unit organises regular conferences, in which members of the profession address topical issues. The unit has strong links with the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA), and it organises the annual conference on psychoanalytic research, sponsored by the IPA.
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