Psychoanalysis Unit


Depression Inside Out: Psychoanalytic therapies as mental health provisions

Start: Mar 09, 2018 06:00 PM
End: Mar 10, 2018 06:00 PM

Location: University College London


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A joint Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Psychoanalysis Unit Conference


There is a growing body of evidence that supports the benefit of psychoanalytic treatments of patients with a range of depressive disorders presenting at different points of the life-cycle.

Beginning with main presentations, this Working Event will offer the evidence for a wider developmental and whole person approach to depression and allied disorders, and improving research and the treatment services as well.

A unique mix of clinical and research presentations will follow: on chronicity, suicidality, manic functioning, mothers, time-limited work with adolescents, variations in responsiveness, the specificity of psychoanalytic change, improving how evidence is evaluated, applying psychoanalytic ideas on psychosis wards and finally, to death as a difficult fact of life. A closing plenary will discuss the model.

Main Speakers

David Taylor | British Psychoanalytical Society, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and University College London

Evidence for Responding Psychoanalytically to Loss, Adversity and Unwelcome Facts in Depression

Margaret Rustin | British Psychoanalytical Society, and Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and Mary Target | British Psychoanalytical Society, and University College London

Experience of the Young

Peter Fonagy | The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, and University College London

It’s Time to Change How We Think About Depression in Mental

Parallel papers

On the Saturday afternoon there will be parallel papers held over two sessions.

Please see the below links for full details of the parallel paper abstracts*

Parallel Paper Session One

Parallel Paper Session Two

*Please note that once registered to attend, delegates will receive an email inviting them to sign up to ONCE parallel paper per session.

Friday Clinical Workshop and Research Masterclass Leaders

Clinical workshops will be led by:

  • Caroline Garland
  • Francesca Hume
  • Matthew Patrick
  • Margaret Rustin
  • David Taylor

Research masterclasses will be led by:

  • Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber ‘How best to study the outcome of psychoanalyses and long- term psychoanalytic psychotherapies’
  • Peter Fonagy ‘The State of the Art or the Art of the State: Musing on the Ways the Effectiveness of Treatments for Depression are Reported and Assessed’
  • Mary Target ‘Finding varied research methods to assess depression and treatment in children and adolescents’

Call for Friday Clinical Workshop Presenters

A range of clinical workshops and research masterclasses are taking place from 6.00pm - 7.45pm in the evening preceding the conference, Friday 9th March 2018.

At the clinical workshops (not applicable for the research masterclasses) those attending can elect to present clinical case in the spectrum of chronic or treatment-refractory depression that will form the basis of a discussion in the group of the clinical difficulties encountered.

If you would like to present, please contact events.psychoanalysis@ucl.ac.uk

Conference Registration

To register, please visit: http://onlinestore.ucl.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-brain-sciences-c07/clinical-educational-and-health-psychology-f66/f66-depression-inside-out-psychoanalytic-therapies-as-mental-health-provisions-conference

Ticket Prices

  • Friday evening clinical workshop/research masterclass rate (delegates can only attend one evening workshop/masterclass): £45*
  • Conference only standard rate: £130
  • Conference only concession Rate (Students, Trainees, Tavistock & UCL Staff): £95

*Please note that places for the Friday evening clinical workshops/research masterclasses are limited, and booking will be on a first come first served basis. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Further Information

You can view the conference programme here: Depression Inside Out Conference Programme

For any additional queries please contact events.psychoanalysis@ucl.ac.uk