The Psychoanalysis Unit’s mission is to break the mould of traditional approaches to psychoanalysis, taking inspiration from the discipline’s ideas to meet the challenges of the modern world. Our truly interdisciplinary research applies psychoanalysis to contemporary issues, including mental and physical health, financial instability, gender, technology and the arts.
Where we are now: six Slade students have produced works representing modern psychoanalysis for an exhibition at the Freud Museum. Find out more
How can a new intervention based on play can support Ethiopian mothers to help their infants overcome malnutrition? Find out more
Can you talk to ISIS? Garbrielle Rifkind talks about here latest book 'The Fog of Peace' in which she and UN diplomat Giadaomenico Picco call for an approach to conflict resolution. Click here to listen
In this podcast titled ‘Interpreting the Dodo Bird’ Peter Fonagy offers a framework for understanding the nature of severe and enduring non-psychotic mental disorder, particularly borderline personality disorder, which may be responsive to various different evidence-based therapies. Find out more