Reading Group for Practitioners


An annual programme  of key clinical and theoretical papers,  facilitated by  Howard Edmunds & Tarun Pamneja.

Programme Description

The aim of this group 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 a variety of  modalities, discuss them in a group context and link theory  to current clinical issues.  There will be an emphasis on building creative links between concepts, but also highlighting difference.  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
  • Hear presentations from different theoretical modalities

Past topics this year have included papers on transgender, sexuality, addictions and couples therapy.


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

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.


2020 dates:


31st of January: Freud, S. (1917). Mourning and Melancholia

Ogden, T. H. (2013). Creative readings: Essays on seminal analytic works. Freud’s “Mourning and Melancholia” and the origins of object relations                                        theory.


28th of February: Bion, R.W.  II. A Theory of Thinking, THE PSYCHO-ANALYTIC STUDY OF THINKING

Odgen, T.H. (2004) An introduction to the reading of Bion


27th of March: TBC





2 – 3.45 pm, Room A2,  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