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The PhD in Psychoanalytic Studies is run by the Psychoanalysis Unit, currently one of the leading research centres in psychoanalysis in the world, offering a unique combination of theoretical and empirical approaches. Based in UCL's Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, the Department is part of the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences within the Faculty of Brain Sciences.

Headed by Dr Liz Allison, the Unit offers a unique research programme carried out by academics, many of whom are psychoanalytically trained members of the International Psychoanalytic Association. Established faculty members include Patrick Luyten, Juliet Mitchell, David Tuckett, Katerina Fotopoulou, Nick Midgley, and Martin Debbané in addition to a number of honorary faculty members. The Unit has a number of important national and international affiliations and access to the research projects and supervisory skills of psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic child psychotherapists at The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, and both Yale and Harvard Universities.

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