British Psychoanalytical Society, Edinburgh Conference
The Dynamics of Influence 

Saturday 27th April 2024
9.15am - 5.30pm (BST)

In Person

At the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
11 Queen St, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ 

A day conference organised by the British Psychoanalytical Society, to explore the influence the patient and the analyst have on each other, the understanding of which has implications for both the clinical situation and beyond. Three senior psychoanalysts will give papers followed by discussion with the chair and the audience.


Interactive Pressures: the Choreography of the Session. Speaker: Michael Feldman
Chair: Helga Skogstad

An Exploration of how the Past Influences the Present in the Treatment of an Infant. Speaker: Mary Short
Chair: Angela Joyce

The Anxiety of Influence: Clinical Thinking in Retrospect. Speaker: Rosemary Davies
Chair: Michael Parsons

Vic Sedlak, President of the British Psychoanalytical Society, will be the overall conference chair.

This conference is supported by the Susan Emery Trust, which helps further education, research and improved practice in the field of psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Scotland. On behalf of the Susan Emery Trust, we will be offering financial support with subsidised places for mental health workers living in Scotland. Please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more.


Concession tickets are available, for IPA and BPC candidates and psychotherapy trainees. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are unsure if you qualify for a concession ticket.

April 27th, 2024 9:15 AM through  5:30 PM
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
11 Queen Street
London EH2 1JQ
United Kingdom