This section of our website provides information about current or completed research projects in the field of psychoanalysis and other related fields, which The College considers of particular merit for the advancement of psychoanalysis.

Research projects included in this section may be by members of The College or other professionals and organisations.

Requests for inclusion of research projects in this section of our website should be addressed to our office via email, together with attached details of the project and how it may advance the field of psychoanalysis.

Acceptance of any requests for inclusion is at the sole discretion of the Board of Governors of The College.

21st May 2017

An Open Board Meeting of the College was held on Saturday 6th May 2017. Our discussion on the Academy of Psychoanalysis was led by Gwion Jones who gave a most interesting introduction to Freud’s conception of the difference between ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ psychoanalysis, and we together reflected on the advantageous and problematic aspects of that separation. We welcome further discussion on the BigTent forum. Gwion's paper can be found by clicking here.

The College of Psychoanalysts has initiated two major research projects that have been linked with the question of clinical practice in a changing world.

The first was on the State Regulation of Psychoanalysis which included detailed discussions at an International Conference on the topic in London called by the College in March 2006, and then an edited book ‘Psychoanalytic Practice and State Regulation’ published by Karnac. The College was also actively involved in the judicial review which protected psychoanalysis from governmental interference.

The second major research project concerns the interface between Psychoanalysis and Islam, and will include an International Conference in Manchester in June 2017. We publish below the call for papers, which is also available as a downloadable file here

College of Psychoanalysts – UK

International Conference, University of Manchester, 26-27 June 2017


The international conference organised by the College of Psychoanalysts – UK with the support of Manchester Psychoanalytic Matrix and CIDRAL University of Manchester promises to function as a site for dialogue. It will be an opportunity to speak across the many conflicting traditions of work that comprise psychoanalysis, and of different interpretations of Islam and what it is to be a Muslim today. Abstracts of between 200 and 250 words together with an indication of the conference theme to be addressed should be submitted to the organisers before 31 January 2017: 

Click here for details of Abstracts and Papers, Registration, Accommodation etc.



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