Systems and Psychodynamics of Work and Organisations

Six seminars on Friday afternoons in Birmingham.

This series of seminars aims to provide participants with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the psychodynamics of work, organisations, and the individuals and groups within them.  Drawing predominantly on the Tavistock model, which uses psychoanalytic and systemic concepts, there will be a programme of reading in which participants are invited to review a contemporary paper in the area of Consultancy, and/or Organisational Development, and to think about the issues raised in relation to their own area of work. Time will also be given to discussing work related issues as determined by the programme participants. 

Participants are expected to have some familiarity with psychodynamic concepts and would find it helpful to purchase the core text prior to starting the course: ‘The Unconscious at Work. Individual and Organisational Stress in the Human Services’. Eds. Obholzer, A and Roberts, V. Z. 1994 published by Routledge.

Dates: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th June, 5th & 12th July 2013

Fridays2.00 – 3.30pm

Venue: West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy

Birmingham Medical Institute

36 Harborne Road

Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3AF

All seminars led by Ms Tammy Ratoff

Tammy originally trained and worked for many years as a Psychiatric Social Worker. She completed her psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at the London Centre for Psychotherapy in 1993 and is registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council. She has taught on the Northern / Tavistock MA course in ‘Consultation and the Organisation: Psychoanalytic Approaches’ and has provided consultation to staff in residential care settings, CAHMS teams and a number of voluntary sector organisations. She now practises independently as an Organisational Consultant and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and is based in Shropshire.

Cost: WMIP Members £192; Non-Members £220

Places are limited so please apply as soon as possible.

Applications to be received by 24th May 2013.

For further details and application form contact Annette Rodney,

WMIP administrator 0121 455 7888 or email

CPD certificates available at the end of the course

Psychoanalysis and Politics

Dear all,

There are still places available in our winter symposium,

Eruptions, Disruptions and Returns of the Repressed

in Helsinki 15th-17th of March, in collaboration with the Finnish Psychoanalytic Society, The
programme is attached and here:

The deadline for abstracts has passed, so please do not suggest
presenting (there will be opportunities for that on later occasions) –
though we aim to create a living and democratic space for
participation. So please do get in touch if you would like to come
along and join in the discussions.

A future event for your diaries: our summer symposium takes place from
July 27th-August 4th in Stavern, on the south coast of Norway. Julia
Borossa and Nina Powers are keynote speakers. More information,
including prices, will be available in April. You can send us a
proposal earlier if you have got a paper you would like to present.

For updated programmes and future call for papers, please see our
and our Facebook page:

With best wishes,
Lene Auestad/Jonathan Davidoff
Organisers, Psychoanalysis and Politics

With best wishes,
Lene Auestad/Jonathan Davidoff
Organisers, Psychoanalysis and Politics

Comedienne Jo Brand in Conversation with David Bell

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Friday 19 October 2012
7.30-9pm followed by drinks
at the UCL Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT (see map)
Tickets: £20
Book tickets online
Jo Brand, former psychiatric nurse turned BAFTA-winning comedienne, writer and actress and David Bell, psychoanalyst, meet again after 25 years. Having both worked together at the Maudsley Hospital, they reunite to discuss Jo Brand’s life and work and in the process explore the nature of comedy.
This is a fundraiser for Camden Psychotherapy Unit who has helped thousands of vulnerable adults over the last 43 years by providing long term psychotherapy. Your help is needed to ensure this vital service continues.

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