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The Psychoanalysis Unit at UCL

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Mentalization Based Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Practical Guide
by Anthony Bateman
& Peter Fonagy (2006)

Handbook of Mentalization
Based Treatment

by Jon G. Allen
& Peter Fonagy (2006)

What Works
For Whom?
A Critical Review
of Psychotherapy Research

by Anthony Roth
& Peter Fonagy (2005)








The Psychoanalysis Unit at UCL was established by the late Professor Joseph Sandler, the previous holder of the Freud Memorial Chair in Psychoanalysis. Professor Peter Fonagy, the current holder of the Chair, directs the unit.

  • The mission of the Psychoanalysis Unit is to strengthen the links between academic disciplines and psychoanalysis.
  • The unit is principally involved in graduate training, and has over a dozen doctoral students. These students undertake work of a conceptual or theoretical nature, as well as empirical investigations of psychoanalytic outcome and constructs. The unit also runs an MSc in Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies, and - with the Anna Freud Centre - an MSc in Developmental Psychoanalytic Studies.
  • The unit organises regular conferences, in which members of the profession address topical issues. The unit has strong links with the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA), and it organises the annual conference on psychoanalytic research, sponsored by the IPA.
  • The unit also hosts the IPA Summer Research Training Programme, and its visiting academic staff includes Dr Robert Emde, Dr Otto Kernberg, Dr Horst Kächele, Dr Wilma Bucci and Dr Sidney Blatt.
  • The unit has a number of important national and international affiliations, including the Anna Freud Centre, the Menninger Clinic and leading scholars at Yale and Harvard Universities.
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Psychoanalytic Theories: Perspectives from Developmental Psychopathology

Psychotherapy for
Borderline Personality Disorder: Mentalization
Based Treatment

by Anthony Bateman
& Peter Fonagy (2004)


Perspectives from Developmental Psychopathology

by Peter Fonagy
& Mary Target (2003)