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NIASP 30th Anniversary Conference 

Saturday October 13th 2018

For details scroll down and see below


NIASP is a Member Institution of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), which is the major regulating body for the provision of psychoanalytic based therapies in the UK. Through the BPC,  our Association is accredited with the Professional Standards Authority.  All full members of NIASP are registered with the BPC and practice within its codes of professional conduct, ethics and complaints procedures.

NIASP offers the only BPC recognised professional psychotherapy training in Northern Ireland.

Our members have extensive clinical experience as psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists, child psychotherapists, group analysts, psychiatrists and supervisors, and the majority of our Members live and work in Northern Ireland, both in the NHS and in private practice.


  Northern Ireland Charity Number: NIC 100786


Northern Ireland Association for the Study of Psychoanalysis (NIASP)

30th Anniversary Conference


Safeguarding the Analytic Space in a Safeguarding Culture


Saturday, 13th October 2018,  9.00am – 5.00pm

Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE


Draft Conference Programme

8.30am: Registration and refreshments

9.30am: Welcome (Dr Hannah Browne, Chair NIASP)

9.45am: Dr Anne Alvarez

10.45am: Break

11.00am: Dr Carine Minne

12.00pm: Plenary session with Q&A

12.30pm: Lunch

1.30pm: Dr Bernard Roberts

2.30pm: Plenary session with Q&A

4.00pm Closing remarks

4.30pm: Presentation of Dr Freeman Award



Dr Bernard Roberts is an Adult and Child Psychoanalyst, Safeguarding Lead and Head of the Child and Adolescent Clinic of the Institute of Psychoanalysis. He worked for 38 years as a Consultant Psychiatrist in psychotherapy and as lead consultant for an inner London Borough parental mental health service.

Dr Anne Alvarez PhD, MACP, is a Consultant and Adolescent Psychotherapist and retired Co-Convenor of the Autism Service, Child and Family Department, Tavistock Clinic London, where she still teaches.

Dr Carine Minne is Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychotherapy at Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental Health NHS Trust and the Portman Clinic, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She is Vice-President of the IAFP. She is also a psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society.

Conference Fees

(Includes lunch) Student/Self-Funded £110. Organisationally Funded £130

Early bird discount – 10% reduction for bookings confirmed by 30 June 2018

CPD Certificates will be presented at the event

For further information and to book a place please email:

Terms and Conditions: In the event of cancellations, refunds will only be made in exceptional circumstances. Substitute participation will be accepted subject to NIASP agreement.