Psychosis – Psychodynamic Understanding and Therapy

Psychosis – Psychodynamic Understanding and Therapy

In this exceptional seminar, Dr Martindale will give participants the benefit of his knowledge and work over many decades in the field.

About this event

The Seminar

Dr Martindale will present some of his work with people suffering from psychosis and explore the psychoanalytic understanding which underpins it.

a) Understanding psychotic experiences

b) An example of applying psychodynamic understanding in therapeutic work with a family with a seriously psychotic member

The seminar will be of wide interest to psychotherapists and all mental health practitioners what ever their experience and to members of the public interested in aspects of the human condition.

This event will take place on Zoom


6-9pm BST (UK), 7-10pm CET (Central Europe), 1-4pm EST (USA)

A recorded version will be made available for one week for those that cannot attend

Programme (based on UK timing)

6.00pm – Introduction by Dr Jan McGregor-Hepburn – Psychoanalytic psychotherapist and on the Board of NEAPP and BPC

6.05pm – 7.00pm – Understanding psychotic experiences, a psychodynamic perspective

7.00pm – 7.30pm – Discussion and questions

7.30pm – 7.35pm – Pause

7.35pm – Psychodynamic work in practice, an example.

Working with a family in their home

8.30pm – Discussion and questions

9.00pm – Close

A reduced rate is available for service users and family members

Contact us at the bottom of the page to enquire about this.

About the Presenter

Dr Brian Martindale is a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist. He has long experience of working with individuals, groups and families where a member experiences psychosis. He worked for seven years in an early intervention in psychosis service and is past chair of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis and was the founding editor of the ISPS book series and is co-editor of a new book on Open Dialogue for Psychosis

He was also co-founder of the European Federation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector and Honorary President. He has represented the Western European Zone to the World Psychiatric Association and in 2009 the British Psychoanalytic Council gave him the Award for Outstanding Leadership.

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Who are NEAPP?

The North of England Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (NEAPP) is a member institution of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) with over thirty clinical members who are psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapists and child and adolescent psychotherapists. NEAPP clinical members work in NHS settings and in private practice providing psychoanalytic and psychodynamic consultations and treatment, clinical supervision to other therapists and input to the development of psychoanalytic understanding in the North of England.

Company Register no 0327249 incorporated 1.11.1996

NEAPP, Unit 3, St Peter’s Wharf St. Peter’s Basin. Newcastle -upon- Tyne NE6 1TZ

Registered Charity Number: 1065009. A Company Limited by Guarantee

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