Society of Analytical Psychology

In Time Which Made a Monkey of Us All

by Grace Payley

Presented by Elizabeth Urban

Wednesday 15 February 

07:30 pm to 09:00 pm

at Waterstones, Piccadilly

Grace Paley‘s quirky, boisterous characters and rich use of language have won her readers’ hearts and secured her place as one of America’s most accomplished short story writers. Her stories are united by her signature interweaving of personal and political truths, her extraordinary capacity for empathy and her pointed depiction of the small and large events that make up daily life.


Elizabeth Urban is a training analyst with the SAP and a member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists. Her clinical experience has included all age groups, although over time she has specialised in parent-infant research, and has worked in the community with parents and their babies and an in-patient perinatal mental health unit. Currently she is in private practice with adults and supervises trainees.

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Assisted Reproduction: Emotional and Identity Implications for Parents and Children

Saturday 23 April 2016


The Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE


This one day symposium will bring together leading speakers from the academic, psychology and psychoanalytic/ psychodynamic traditions,  to help practitioners explore their understanding and thinking about working with members of families created by assisted reproduction technologies, including  IVF, gamete donation  and surrogacy.


  • Professor Golombok will give a lecture on longitudinal studies of psychological well being of parents and children born through donor conception and surrogacy.
  • Professor Raphael-Leff will discuss the Impact of imaginary scenarios in structuring family ties.
  • Katherine Fine will help practitioners explore their understanding and thinking about working with members of families created by assisted reproductive technologies.
  • Dr Brian Feldman will be drawing on infant observation and work with parents and children.
  • Professor Lesley Caldwell will summarise by drawing together themes and concerns arising during the course of the day.

Chair: Alessandra Cavalli trained as a child and adult analyst at the SAP. She teaches at the Tavistock Clinic and is in private practice in London.

Co-chair: Julia Paton trained as an adult analyst at the SAP and is in private practice in London.

Fee: £120 (including lunch) £90 students and trainees


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Guest Lecturer: Verena Kast 

The Psychology of Emotions: The Meaning of Anger

Dr. Verena Kast, former Professor of Psychology at the University of Zurich, is a training analyst, supervisor and lecturer at the C.G. Jung Institute of Zurich, Küsnacht and president of the Curatorium. Her numerous books include:The Dynamics of Symbols; Father-Daughter, Mother-Son;Freeing Ourselves from the Complexes that Bind Us (Element, Dorset).

Chair: Jan Wiener

Friday 4 March


The Tavistock Centre

120 Belsize Lane

London NW3 5BA

Fee: £20.00

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Friday, 8 April 2016

4:00 — 7:00pm


The Open House offers an opportunity to learn more about the entire range of courses run by the SAP.


The programme includes Q & A sessions and a platform to meet informally Faculty Directors, Course Convenors and other SAP members involved with the various trainings and events.


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Five evenings exploring Woolf’s modernist vision with Toby Brothers, Director of the London and Paris Literary Salon

April, Monday, 18th, 25th, 9th and May, Monday, 16th and 23rd

“Losing personality, one lost the fret, the hurry, the stir; and there rose to her lips always some exclamation of triumph over life when things came together in this peace, this rest, this eternity; and pausing there she looked out to meet that stroke of the Lighthouse, the long steady stroke, the last of the three, which was her stroke…”  (To the Lighthouse, p.70)

Toby Brothers conceived of, developed and leads the Literary Salon in London and Paris. Her experience includes teaching literary seminars in areas that range from creative writing to women’s literature and film, world religions and wisdom traditions, African American Literature to Shakespeare for adults, secondary and primary school students. She has over 30 years of innovative teaching and seminar experience in France, the USA, Japan and the UK.


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