Reading Group for Practitioners


Seminal papers from various modalities to assist in the understanding of dilemmas arising in the therapeutic relationship.

An annual programme of exploration of clinical and theoretical papers.

Facilitated by  Howard Edmunds & Tom Bradshaw

Programme Description

The aim of this seminar is to provide psychological therapists (psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, counsellors, arts and play therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and related professionals) with an opportunity to read seminal papers from psychoanalysis , based around different themes, discuss them in a group context and explore current clinical issues in relation to the theory. Participants will:

  • Receive pdf copies of seminal papers in advance
  • Be a member of an on-going reflective group
  • Revisit seminal texts & discover new ones.
  • Explore clinical dilemmas & impasse from new perspectives

Programme Participants

The BTC Clinical Seminar is for psychological therapists (psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, counsellors, arts and play therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists) and related professionals who have a minimum of one year training, have received or are currently receiving individual or group personal therapy and are currently in practice or training.

Programme Co-Facilitators

Tom Bradshaw, Consultant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Clinical Manager at Brighton Therapy Centre.

Howard Edmunds is Director of Brighton Therapy Centre, Group Analyst in private practice.  Previous roles include  Convenor of  Sussex Partnership NHS Trust Fundamentals in Clinical Supervision Programme and Honorary Lecturer for Surrey University PG Cert in Clinical Supervision within the  Faculty of Health and Social Care.

2019 dates

26th April 2019- 2015.  Slade. A. Imagining Fear: Attachment, Threat, and Psychic Experience


24th May 2019- Continuing with Attachment Theory


28th of June 2019- To be confirmed.



2 – 3.45 pm, Room 2f,  Brighton Therapy Centre, 23a  New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG


2.00pm  :        Presentation & discussion of themes

3.45pm  :         End

Tea & Coffee available from BTC kitchen.  Please arrive early and help yourself.

Seminar Fee

£12 per session  £30 for three months paid in advance.  All funds raised go towards the BTC low cost scheme.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) attendance certificates are available

How to pay

By BACS transfer.  Invoices are sent via email.

For Booking, enquiries and further information

Please call the Clinical Administrator 9.30 am – 4.30pm daily on 01273 626444 or email.

Brighton Therapy Centre, 23A New Road,  Brighton BN1 1UG