Dr Brian Martindale

Dr Brian Martindale is a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist. From 2005-2012 he worked as a psychiatrist in an early intervention in psychosis service. He was founder (with colleagues) of the EFPP, the European Federation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector, its first chairperson and is now Honorary President (www.efpp.org). He is chair of the ISPS, International Society for the Psychological Treatments of the Schizophrenias and other Psychoses (www.isps.org) which has a large UK chapter.

He was founding editor of the ISPS Book series and has written many articles and chapters in books. He represented psychiatry for Western Europe to the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) for six years and chaired a WPA committee drawing up international guidelines for psychiatrists working in early intervention in psychosis . Since retiring from the NHS he works in private practice as a psychiatrist, psychotherapist and psychoanalyst and continues to lecture and teach nationally and internationally.


Past and Current Confer Events


The Psychotic Patient in Therapy
Saturday 14 February 2015

The Big Idea
Friday 5 (evening) and Saturday 6 March 2010




Conversion Hysteria – Adam Phillips

On Loneliness