Newsletter Winter 2021

Psychodynamic Thinking




Anxiety, confusion and loss have been everywhere around us this winter, and it has never felt more urgent to provide spaces where we can think together about the wider societal and global issues that impact on us all.

We hope that our discussion groups and webinars will offer the support we all need for 2022, so that we can keep on learning and being creative as a community of psychodynamic organisational thinkers, whatever the coming year brings.

Here are details of our upcoming Webinars and SIGs, plus exciting news about reduced price PEP membership!


How to find latest information on groups 

Once you’ve logged into the Community Site, you’ll see on your home page two oblong orange buttons called ‘Webinars’ and ‘Discussion Groups’.  These will take you to the current selection of available webinars and special interest groups. 

You’ll also see another oblong orange button that will take you to groups run by our affiliate organisations.  You can also search for these groups from the ‘Main Search’ menu bar on every page.


Special Interest Groups are for all members of the Site, and each one provides a unique collaborative thinking and learning space where participants can join together in a confidential environment to share their experiences.   They’re all free

*Psychosymposium Open discussion group with Jenny Sprince/Judith Trowell next on 16 January at 5.30

*Psychoanalytic Reading Group with Annie Peskin. Please check group page or ‘Events’ for next one

*Film Discussion Group with Susan Maciver and Richard Pratt next on Wednesday 26 January at 7.30

*Thinking about Shakespeare with Susan Maciver. A new monthly group, Wednesdays at 7.30. Email to express an interest

*Reflective Practice Group with Tony Burch on alternate Thursdays at 6.00 pm, next on 6 January

*Video and Podcast Group with Katarina Horrox usually monthly on Mondays at 9.00 am. Email for details

*Working in Schools Group with Anne-Marie Wright on alternate Thursdays at 6.00 pm, starting 13 January. Email to join


Webinars are now open to everyone, not just APPCIOS members!  They are valuable CPD components, and will help your progression as an APPCIOS member.

*Climate Emergency - Can we think about it? Thursdays 7-8.30 for ten weeks, starting 13 Jan. £25 per meeting. With Andrew Briggs and Joan Hermann

*Key Psychoanalytic Works – a Reading Webinar with Fiona Henderson, monthly on Thursdays at 4.30. £27 per meeting. Can help with progression to Senior Associate or Full membership

*Understanding Race – with Devika Dhar and Trudy Darien on Mondays 6-8 pm starting 7 March. 4 x 2 hour groups. £20 per session

*Senior Associate Members' Reading Groups – Deepening Psychodynamic Understanding and Practice with Jan McHugh. Two groups; Mondays 12.30 and Wednesdays 5.00 (tba).

*Back to Iran – with Susan Maciver A ten week fortnightly webinar just for Iranian colleagues. A mix of reading and discussion from an organisational perspective

  • Conference 2022 – following our successful conference earlier this year, we’re planning another for early 2022. Please watch the Community Site for further details!


APPCIOS PEP member scheme


PEP – Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing – is an online resource containing 136,000 articles from 79 journals. Annual membership entitles you to unlimited access to this vast database.

How does it work?

Members pay an annual subscription in April. APPCIOS members can now join at a significantly reduced rate, and APPCIOS will invoice you. You can join, for the full fee, part way through the year, but there are no rebates for early release. Once you have joined, you receive the PEP login.


There are two tiers: Member for US$70 (c.£55) and Student for US$40 (c.£30). APPCIOS will accept the student rate for anyone who is on a paid APPCIOS course or webinar. This represents less than half the usual price, and the initial entry fee (US$1,300) is waived.


We will require your application by mid February for an April start. We will invoice you in April, along with your APPCIOS membership invoice. You MUST pay your APPCIOS membership at the same time as your PEP membership, as this is a member benefit. The database will be held by Michelle Safo, our administrator, to whom all PEP membership applications should be addressed.

For January 2022 only

You can join from 1 Jan to 31 March 2022 and pay ‘pro rata’ just the fee for one quarter. We will advise exact amount, depending on exchange rates. Please email Michelle Safo ASAP!



Thank you for reading this. We wish you all a peaceful and restorative holiday, and we hope to see you in the New Year.