The Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy was founded in 1974 to establish a new psychotherapy training and as a professional association of psychoanalytic psychotherapists. It now has members working in London, the rest of the UK and in Europe.
AGIP’s Psychotherapy Services are well established in North London. We offer consultations, assessments and referrals for ongoing psychotherapy and a low-fee psychotherapy scheme, the Fairbridge Clinic.
Train With Us
The apptraining is the training section of AGIP which launched its new training in October 2015.
This web site only has outline details of these courses, for full details see the course website at psychotherapytraining.co.
Articles by AGIP Writers
AGIP member Lindsay Wells has been interviewed by the Freud Museum . It is an audio podcast interview about the background environment to his novel, which he wrote under the pen name of William Rose. It deals with fin de siècle Paris, centred on the Salpêtrière Hospital, where thousands of 'hysterical' patients were treated and where a comparatively young Freud studied under the charismatic Professor Jean-Martin Charcot. The title of the novel is 'The Strange Case of Madeleine Seguin'. The link to the podcast interview is: http://podcast.freud.org.uk/e/the-strange-case-of-madeleine-seguin/
Mourning’s dissonance; who am I who mourns and whom do I mourn? Mary Lynne Ellis
In this article I explore how a relational psychoanalytic and phenomenological perspective can open out new possibilities for interpretations of experiences of bereavement. I critically discuss Freud’s acclaimed paper, ‘Mourning and melancholia’ in the light of work by philosophers Merleau-Ponty (a phenomenologist) and Judith Butler (a contemporary post-modern feminist philosopher). I reflect on how questions of identity, language, and embodiment, crucial themes in Merleau-Ponty’s and Butler’s theorising of human subjectivities, emerge in two literary/autobiographical accounts of mourning: Nora Webster, by the contemporary Irish writer, Colm Tóibín, and Mourning Diary by the French philosopher, Roland Barthes.)Through my discussion of these philosophical and literary texts I argue for a psychoanalytic perspective which is attuned to the conscious and unconscious subtleties and complexities of mourning and engages with the ways in which the identities of the mourner and the mourned and the relations between them are, for the mourner, constantly in flux. I emphasize the importance of attending in the psychoanalytic relationship to the specificity and uniqueness of individuals’ languages of mourning and to the effects on experiences of bereavement of gender, race, class, sexuality, age, and physical ability within particular socio-historical and cultural contexts.
Environmental Trauma, Mental distress and the question of its treatment: by Donald Butler.
What is mentalizing? An Overview: by Catherine Freeman. To read this article go to British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol.32:2 May 2016.
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