Welcome to The Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research

The Centre’s activities include psychoanalytic training, psychoanalytic courses and study groups, a public seminar programme, a clinical service including a low cost clinic, the annual publication of our journal JCFAR and an online web journal offering free articles and transcriptions.

Membership of CFAR gives registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). CFAR is a UKCP registered training organisation which is authorised to accredit psychoanalysts.

If you would like to contact one of our psychoanalysts, details can be found on the Analysts of the Centre page.

  • CFAR In Association With Bristol University 2023/24 (Click here)

    Please note that CFAR public seminars will be held at Birkbeck College but are also available on Zoom for those who are unable to attend in person.

CFAR Psychoanalytic Studies 2024

The Psychoanalytic Studies programme offers the opportunity to attend and participate in all relevant CFAR lectures, seminars and activities that form part of the training programme, with the exception of the specific category of ‘clinical seminars’.

CFAR Public Seminars Autumn 2023

Seminars this term include: “Interpretation”, “The Unconscious from Freud to Lacan”, “Freud’s work in the 1890’s”, “The Handling of Dreams in Psychoanalysis”, “Your Popularity Among Us is Immense: Michael Balint’s Influence on the ‘early Lacan”, “The Oedipus Complex from Freud to Lacan”, “The Handling of Dreams in Psychoanalysis”, “The Paths to Symptom Formation”, “Is There a Joycean Clinic of Interpretation?”, “The Mirror Phase”, “Research Methodologies and Psychoanalysis”, “Elementary Phenomena in Psychosis”, “Three Essays on Sexual Theory”, “The Forest of Fantasy”, “The Real, the Symbolic and the Imaginary”, “Winnicott and Interpretation”, “Breath of Life, Kiss of Death: On Breathing and Olfaction”, “Child Analysis Working Group”, “Identification”, “What Does Interpretation Aim At?”, “Freud’s Metapsychology”, “Could Music Teach Us Something About Interpretation?”


The publication of ‘The Interpretation of Dreams’ is often identified as a founding moment of psychoanalysis. But how have analysts since Freud developed his theory of dreams? And what function do dreams have in the practice of psychoanalysis? When an analysand brings a dream, is an interpretation always called for, and if not, what place does the articulation of the dream have in the particularity of a case? These seminars will explore the above questions with a focus on clinical material.

Introductory Course 2024 - 2025

Freud – Lacan: The fundamentals of psychoanalysis