Psychoanalysis Unit


Catalina Bronstein

Catalina Bronstein

Catalina Bronstein MD (nee Halperin) is a Visiting Professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit, Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology within the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences (PALS) at University College, London where she teaches on the MSc in Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies.  She is a Training Analyst, Supervisor and a Fellow of the British Psycho-Analytical Society. She is the former London Editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and a member of the Executive of the College of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis (IJP). She is currently a member of the Board of the IJP and of the Publications Committee of the International Psychoanalytical Society.

Catalina Bronstein originally trained in Medicine and became a Psychiatrist in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She did further training at the Tavistock Clinic to become a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and at the British Institute of Psychoanalysis. She is a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychoanalyst. She has been working at the Brent Adolescent Centre for more than 25 years where she chairs a Psychotherapy Workshop.  

She has been a member of the Admissions Committee, Curriculum Committee, Student Progress Committee and Board and Council of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She contributed to the creation of the Foundation Course of the British Psychoanalytical Society and has participated actively in the European Psychoanalytical Federation (EPF) as a member of the Programme Committee and as a Group Coordinator of the Psychoanalytical Forum (chaired by Haydee Faimberg). She is currently an organizing member of the Adolescent Forum at the EPF.  

Catalina Bronstein is fluent in English, French and Spanish. She lectures in Britain and abroad and publishes widely on various subjects including theoretical and clinical issues, Melanie Klein and Wilfred Bion, psychosomatic phenomena, adolescent pathology, and issues related to female sexuality and the place of the body in psychoanalysis. She has written numerous papers and chapters in books and monographs and has edited Kleinian Theory, A Contemporary Perspective and co-edited The New Klein-Lacan Dialogues. She is currently editing two forthcoming books, one on psychoanalytical approaches to psychosomatics and another on Attacks on Linking.

She works in London in private practice and at the Brent Adolescent Centre. She is a former President of the British Psychoanalytical Society. Catalina Bronstein can be contacted via the Psychoanalysis Unit.