The APT-Birmingham Public Lecture

Saturday 2nd May 2020


Susanna Wright

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 situation our public lectures for May and June 2020 will not be held face to face.

It is our intention to hold these virtually and further details will be available in due course.

Applications are therefore still being accepted in the usual way.


Analytic work is unsettling at the best of times: some “happenings” take years to come to terms with, let alone to understand. This talk has evolved from an experience when my stance as analyst was eroded because my dreaming mind went out of control.

We will consider the immediate impact of my enactments on the work, some background dynamics that (may) offer an element of explanation, and subtle communications that then evolved out of the dreaming mind of the transference and countertransference relationship. We will look at possible significance for the recovery of a body-mind connection (Lombardi).

Finally, we will think about the central importance of the patient’s response for analytic outcome.

Susanna Wright is a former co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Analytical Psychology. She works mainly in private practice in North London and Kendal, Cumbria. She is a Supervising and Training Analyst for the SAP and BJAA, and a Training therapist for Westminster Pastoral Foundation. She has an MA in the psychodynamics of organisations, has worked in organisational consultancy and as a supervisor and analyst of routers for IAAP in St Petersburg.

Time and Place

This event will be held at The Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS ( between 10:15 – 12:45.
The cost for the lecture is £50.00 for WMIP members and £60.00 for non-WMIP members.

Please email your application form and make payment by BACS or send your cheque with your application form by post. Bookings should ideally be made at least a fortnight before the lecture to be attended.

Please make BACS payments as follows:
Bank: Barclays, Sort Code: 20-08-44, Account No: 03737950
Account Name: The Training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy
(Please use your name as a reference)

Alternatively please send cheque made payable to ‘The Training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy’ and return with the completed form to:
Sue Harford, Administrator to the Training Committee, Unit 1A, West Stockwith Park, Stockwith Road, Misterton, Nottinghamshire. DN10 4ES.

For further details and queries contact:

Sue Harford, Administrator to the Training Committee,
telephone: 07789 545908, email:

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For enquiries contact Sue Harford,
Administrator to the Training Committee
Unit 1A, West Stockwith Park,
Stockwith Road, Misterton,
Nottinghamshire DN10 4ES.

Telephone: 07789 545908

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