Newsletter May 2023

We hope you’re enjoying the May Bank Holidays, and that you’re managing to cope with these turbulent times. 

Here’s what we are offering to help you: 

Our next Conference

Keep the date for our next APPCIOS conference: Sunday 24th September 2023

It will be on Zoom and free, but we will be asking you to book your place in advance.  Registration will open in mid-June - and we’ll let you know more details nearer the time.

Take a look at our expanding Library!

There’s a link to it on the top menu of every page on the Community Site . . 

New material is added regularly to the library shelves, on a wide range of subjects which we hope will be relevant to your working life.   

In addition to links to topical articles or papers in the public domain, on such topics as climate change or addiction, there are also contributions from APPCIOS members who have generously shared their experiences for us all to read.    And if you’re interested in the gender debate,  you’ll find a link to a balanced introduction to what’s being said, who is saying it and why.  

If you’ve been working in an area you think would be interesting to others please get in touch  – and if you’d like a hand with producing your article or paper, the Help Desk team are here to support you. 

Special Interest Groups

Although most of our groups are designed for APPCIOS members, we have some open groups that anyone can join -  we hope they will encourage you towards further involvement with us.   

Currently, we are offering: 

  • a free monthly film discussion group -  Every month, group members choose a film to watch, and then meet on Zoom to discuss it.   Just send an email to the group convenors - Susan Maciver and Richard Pratt:  here’s their email addresses:  and  They’ll give you more information and the date of the next meeting.     

  • a psychoanalytic reading group, run by Annie Pesskin.  Find out more about this here.   And you can find dates and authors for the next discussions by following this link.  

  • and from Thursday June 29th we are offering a monthly free discussion group:  A Space to Think.  This is a space where everyone can bring their thoughts and questions about the psychoanalytic implications of everyday life and contemporary public concerns;  and explore how we apply this approach to organisational dynamics,  human relations and individual mental health.  Go here to find out more.

Online Therapeutic Services

As well as providing bespoke consultation and training to organisations dealing with vulnerable client groups, some of our qualified therapists are now developing online therapeutic services for members of the public.  

At present, we can offer a limited provision of psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling to young people and adults, as well as therapeutic support to families, parents and carers.  

For more information or to make a referral contact Devika: or

And you can download a leaflet here.  

Joining us

We welcome non-paying members into our community:  just press the 'join us' tab at the top of the page. 

But paying members can get much more.  And it only costs £55 a year!  

For anyone considering taking up a paying APPCIOS membership:

There are lots of good reasons to become a paying member of APPCIOS: 

Go here to see them.

And go here to find out how to join. 

We offer a Training Escalator for anyone working regularly with vulnerable client groups or wanting to deepen their understanding of personal and organisational dynamics within a work situation.  

We provide a wide range of webinars - go here to see what’s on offer at the moment - and free mentoring to help you to decide which ones would best suit your needs.   And we can also provide experiential dynamic groups and individual supervision.  

If you want to gather these into a portfolio to achieve a qualification, we can help you achieve registration with the British Psychoanalytic Council as a Psychodynamic Organisational Therapist. 

And as an Organisational Therapist, you will be eligible to take our top-up training and become a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.   

For our paying APPCIOS members: 

CPD:  we’re changing the way we do CPD.  It will now run from April to April - you’ll soon be getting a link.  It’s MUCH SIMPLER to fill in than it was - takes just 10 minutes!   And if you already complete returns for the BPC you don’t need to fill out the full form . . .

And finally:

We would love to be able to provide everything for free, but keeping APPCIOS going costs money and we rely on your contributions and the subscriptions of our paying members.   

You’ll find a donate button at the top right-hand corner on every page of our Site, just under the APPCIOS logo.