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 Spring 2024

Seminars this term include: “Supervision”, “Punctuation and Scansion”, “Hysteria & Obsession”, “Dilettantism as Profession”, “Freud Seminar: Metapsychology II On Narcissism”, “On Interpretation”, “Anxiety and Phobia”, “Klein and Interpretation”, “Psychoanalysis and Politics”, “Gender”, “The Range of Therapies Today”, “Was Lacan Technocratic?”, “Child Analysis Working Group”, “Psychosis”, “Francis Bacon's Eyes: Painting, Portraiture, and the Derangement of the Senses”, “Lacan’s Seminar: On a Question Preliminary to any Possible Treatment of Psychosis I”, “Interpretation and the Body”, “On a Question Preliminary to any Possible Treatment of Psychosis II”, “Intervention and Interpretation”, “Psychosis and the Other”

Short Courses - Spring 2024 "SUPERVISION"

Supervision is a crucial part of psychoanalytic formation. Since the first days of institutionalised psychoanalytic training, supervision has been made a requirement, although there has been a lively debate ever since as to what the aims of supervision actually are. Does supervision give priority to the interests of the patient whose case is being supervised or, on the contrary, aim to foster creativity in the supervised practitioner? Could these aims, in fact, be one and the same? This series of seminars offers an introduction to the fundamental questions of supervision in the psychoanalytic tradition, combining historical perspectives with contemporary debates and clinical examples.

Introductory Course 2024 - 2025

Freud – Lacan: The fundamentals of psychoanalysis