Psychoanalysis Unit


The Future of Neuroscience, Attachment and Mentalizing: from research to clinical practice

10:00 am, 18 May 2019 to 5:00 pm, 19 May 2019


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Psychoanalysis Unit


Gower Street
United Kingdom

This conference will be one of the first conferences to explicitly focus on the application of neuroscience and neurobiology to clinical issues. Leading speakers will discuss recently emerging findings in affective neuroscience with immediate clinical relevance. They will focus on incorporating neurobiological findings with the aim to provide what every clinician should know from a neuroscience point of view. Clinical themes covered will include children and adults with a trauma history, autism, and early preventative interventions for at-risk children and parents.

Another aim of the conference is further exchange between practitioners and leading experts in affective neuroscience. Clinical workshops on Sunday will aim to provide practitioners with the possibility to discuss the influence of the most recent emerging findings on clinical practice, and offer the opportunity for in-depth interaction with key practitioners in the field.

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Conference Registration

The ticket prices are as follows:
Standard: £170
Concession: £135 (Students, Trainees, UCL Staff)

Keynote speakers and workshop leaders to include:

Ruth Feldman, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel

Katerina Fotopoulou, University College London, UK

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

Pasco Fearon, University College London, UK

Bart Boets, KU Leuven, Belgium

Pascal Vrtička, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

Patrick Luyten, KU Leuven, Belgium and University College London, UK

Martin Debbané, Université de Genève, Switzerland

Nader PerroudUniversité de Genève, Switzerland

Anna Buchheim, Universität Innsbruck, Austria

Call for Poster Presentations

There will be a poster presentation session at the conference. If you want to submit a poster abstract relevant to the Conference's topic please contact events.psychoanalysis@ucl.ac.uk

For those interested in submitting a poster presentation abstract, guidelines for poster abstract submissions can be found here: /files/neuroscience_conference_poster_guidelines.pdf