The APT-Birmingham Public Lecture

Saturday 15 May 2021


Jan Wiener, SAP

Times: 10:15 – 12:45

We have all been reflecting individually and collectively within our Institutes on the effects on our work with our patients caused by Covid-19 and the need to move suddenly from the setting of our own consulting rooms to working with patients online or on the telephone. This sudden change and subsequent negotiations about how and when to return have been central preoccupations.

This paper will focus on what we can learn from these experiences that can add to the knowledge we have already about the role of the setting in analytic work. Two papers form the foundation stone of the ideas to be developed. First, José Bleger (1967), a South American psychoanalyst, who comments on the ways in which the setting can remain the mute or silent projection carrier for primitive transference projections and affects for some patients that only emerge when there is a sudden change. Second, Alessandra Lemma?s (2014) development of Bleger’s ideas illustrating how the analyst?s body unconsciously represents an embodied feature of the analytic setting.

These ideas will be explored from a more Jungian perspective using relevant clinical examples from the time of Covid-19.

Jan Wiener: is a Training Analyst and Supervisor at the SAP. She was until recently, Director of Training at the SAP. She is author of numerous papers and chapters on topics ranging from transference, supervision, ethics and training. She has written/edited four books. The most recent, edited with Catherine Crowther and published by Spring Publications in 2015 is called From Tradition to Innovation: Jungian Analysts working in Different Cultural Settings.


If face to face isn’t possible, the lecture will take place via Zoom video. If held face to face, it will take place at The Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS (

The cost for each lecture is £50.00 for WMIP members and £60.00 for non-WMIP members (£45.00 and £55.00 if via Zoom).

Please note that we are now offering a discount of 50% to trainee psychotherapists and other full-time trainees (proof of student/trainee membership is required). Please refer to the attached application form for further information on fees.


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)

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All cheques should be made payable to “The Training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy” and sent to:
Sue Harford, Administrator to the Training Committee, Unit 1A, Stockwith Park, Stockwith Road, Misterton, Nottinghamshire. DN10 4ES.

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

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