The dynamics of influence

British Psychoanalytical Society, Edinburgh Conference


Saturday 27th April 2024
9.15am - 5.30pm (BST)

In Person

At the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
11 Queen St, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

A day conference organised by the British Psychoanalytical Society, to explore the influence the patient and the analyst have on each other, the understanding of which has implications for both the clinical situation and beyond. Three senior psychoanalysts will give papers followed by discussion with the chair and the audience.

Interactive Pressures: the Choreography of the Session. Speaker: Michael Feldman
Chair: Helga Skogstad

An Exploration of how the Past Influences the Present in the Treatment of an Infant. Speaker: Mary Short
Chair: Angela Joyce

The Anxiety of Influence: Clinical Thinking in Retrospect. Speaker: Rosemary Davies
Chair: Michael Parsons

Vic Sedlak, President of the British Psychoanalytical Society, will be the overall conference chair.

This conference is supported by the Susan Emery Trust, which helps further education, research and improved practice in the field of psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Scotland. On behalf of the Susan Emery Trust, we will be offering financial support with subsidised places for mental health workers living in Scotland. Please contact: to find out more.

REFUND POLICY: Tickets are fully refundable until 14 days before the lecture, after which time no refunds will be issued.

Concession tickets are available, for IPA and BPC candidates and psychotherapy trainees. Please email if you are unsure if you qualify for a concession ticket.

Views and opinions expressed by speakers are their own and do not represent the views or opinions of the Institute, event organisers or other speakers. We expect delegates to respect the confidentiality of clinical material discussed in our events. The content must not be recorded, conveyed or disseminated in any format and participants must not share access to the event with non-registered participants.

April 27th, 2024 9:15 AM through  5:30 PM

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
11 Queen Street
London EH2 1JQ
United Kingdom


Event Fee(s)
Standard     £ 150.00
Concession     £ 100.00

Click here for the conference information and registration

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