Gut Reactions: Traumatic Origin of the Irritable Bowel

The Circle 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, United Kingdom

This October, we're delighted to welcome psychoanalytic psychotherapist, Hallam Institute member and retired gastroenterologist, Dr Nick Read, for a talk about his changing impressions of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Despite years of research, there is still no consensus regarding the cause or treatment of IBS; it is one of many medically unexplained illnesses. Since training ... Read more

£15 – £35

The Unhoused Mind – Homelessness as a Psychic Solution to Unbearable States of Mind

Friends Meeting House 10 St James Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

In this talk, Gabrielle Brown will be taking themes from her recent book about how 'voluntary' homelessness can be seen as a means of managing unbearable internal psychological states on the part of the homeless person Who is this workshop for? This workshop is for any student, professional or volunteer interested in, or working with ... Read more

£15 – £35

“My name is Hugh. Hugh Miliation”: a psychodynamic perspective on intellectual disability and sado-masochistic states of mind

The Circle 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, United Kingdom

The psychodynamic treatment of people with intellectual disabilities and sexual perversions is still in its infancy. Using case-based material this presentation will explore some of the ways in which the pioneering work of Alan Corbett, Valerie Sinason and Estela Welldon and others provides a richer understanding of the intersection of psychodynamic theory and ‘forensic disability psychotherapy.’ ... Read more

£15 – £35

A Live Webinar with Otto Kernberg

The Hallam Institute of Psychotherapy is proud to present a Webinar with Otto Kernberg who will be speaking live from New York on "Classical Psychoanalysis and Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP): Comparison and Mutual Enrichment" Dr Otto Kernberg and Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) Otto F. Kernberg, M.D., F.A.P.A., is Director of the Personality Disorders Institute at The New ... Read more

£35 – £45

A Live Webinar with Adam Phillips

“The Hallam Institute is delighted to announce that Adam Phillips will be speaking to an online webinar on Saturday April 10th. His chosen theme is: ‘How useful is the idea of truth in psychoanalytic theory and practice?’ Please note: ticket sales will end on Saturday 3rd April at midnight (BST) Adam Phillips Adam is a ... Read more

Thinking about Gender in Clinical Practice – Webinar with Marcus and Sue Evans

TICKETS CAN BE BOUGHT HERE There is much clinical concern around the areas of gender Identity and Gender Dsyphoria. How might these fraught issues be best approached in clinical practice? Many practitioners may have thought that this is a vanishingly small population whom we might happily re-direct to specialist services However the enormous increase in cases ... Read more


Dancing at the end of the world? Psychoanalysis, climate change and joy with Joseph Dodds

Online Event

BUY TICKETS HERE This talk, based on a forthcoming article with the Journal of Analytical Psychology (Dodds 2022), attempts to join the dots between psychoanalytic and post-psychoanalytic perspectives in relation to climate change and the ecological crisis and to begin a discussion on the role of joy in sustaining ourselves in the face of the global catastrophe. ... Read more

‘Metaphor in Psychoanalysis’ with Dr Jonathan Sklar

Online Event

To buy tickets: Speaker and Content Dr Jonathan Sklar will speak on this recent paper, which discusses ideas around the uses and functions of metaphor in providing a language which transforms understanding and knowledge in the unconscious. He contrasts the metaphors in the stories about St.Christopher and the Erl King in relation to the psychic function ... Read more

£25 – £45

Cultural Imagination in Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice

Online Event

Speaker and Content The mental representations of culture, our cultural imagination, has been a relatively unexplored territory in psychoanalytic discourse. And yet, it is disseminated through myths, legends, iconic artworks and in tales told to stories. Equally, cultural imagination can be seen in parenting, in the future vistas they hold out to their children and ... Read more