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Seminars, conferences and online resources for psychotherapists

Psychoanalytic Babies:

Towards a Relational-Developmental Psychoanalysis

A conference with Dr Anne Alvarez, Dr Graham Music and Dr Stephen Seligman

Saturday 19 May 2018 - London

Welcoming back Dr Stephen Seligman (who is also leading a seminar for us on 18 May), this conference will consider how analytic practice can be affected by thinking about infants and children, asking how and whether we can talk about babies and adult patients in the same breath. The discussion will be anchored in the immediacy and vitality of direct experience with infants and their parents, and of the lived experience of therapeutic relationships with adults. We will bring together what remains vital in the classical psychoanalytic traditions with the emerging intersubjectivist-relational sensibility, including new findings in the areas of attachment, infant-parent interaction research, developmental neuroscience and understandings of trauma.


Dr Anne Alvarez
Dr Anne Alvarez, PhD, M.A.C.P is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (and retired Co-Convener of the Autism Service, Child and Family Dep't. Tavistock Clinic, London, where she still teaches.). She is author of Live Company: Psychotherapy with Autistic, Borderline, Deprived and Abused Children. She has edited with Susan Reid, Autism and Personality: Findings from the Tavistock Autism Workshop. A book in her honour, edited by Judith Edwards, entitled Being Alive: Building on the Work of Anne Alvarez was published in 2002... More >>

Dr Graham Music
Graham Music (PHD) is Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock and Portman Clinics and an adult psychotherapist in private practice. His publications include Nurturing Natures: Attachment and children's emotional, sociocultural and brain development (2016), Affect and Emotion (2001), and The Good Life: Wellbeing and the new science of altruism, selfishness and immorality (2014)... More >>

Dr Stephen Seligman
Stephen Seligman, D.M.H. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco; Joint Editor-in-Chief of Psychoanalytic Dialogues; Training and Supervising Analyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California; and Clinical Professor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis. Dr. Seligman has recently authored Relationships in Development: Infancy, Intersubjectivity, Attachment (Routledge), and is co-editor of the American Psychiatric Press' Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Core Concepts and Clinical Practice... More >>


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This event only
Early bird: £100 (Until 6 April)
Self-funded: £120
Self-funded x 2: £200
Organisationally-funded: £200

This event and the seminar The Inner Baby on the Couch on Friday 18 May 2018
Handouts and lunch included (Friday only)
Early bird: £190 (Until 6 April)
Self-funded: £220
Self-funded x 2: £380
Organisationally-funded: £380

CPD Hours

Certificates of attendance for 6 hours will be provided at the event

6th Floor
Foyles Bookshop
107 Charing Cross Road

09.30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Start
11:45 Coffee
13:30 Lunch
17:00 End