The aim of this seminar is to help participants with their work in practice. This work can be either psychotherapeutic/psychoanalytic work or in other fields to which a psychodynamic understanding of relationships is applied (social work, education, other pastoral relationships or an interest in them). The seminar will be centred on recognising earliest states of mind and their consequent relationships. The focus will primarily but not exclusively be on the relationship with the therapeutic figure.

The seminar will run fortnightly, each for 80 minutes. There will be no more than 10 members. The group members will have a similar level of experience. Participants are expected to present their own work.


Dr Gordana Batinica is a Psychiatrist, and a Training and Supervising Analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and a Child Psychotherapist trained at the Tavistock Clinic. From 1989 to 2003 she worked as a psychiatrist and a child psychotherapist in NHS. She now works in private practice in London and teaches and supervises both in the UK (London, Oxford) and internationally (Serbia, Belarus). She is a former honorary lecturer in the Adult Department, Tavistock Clinic. She is the current Honorary Secretary of the Education Committee of the BPAS. She was born in Belgrade where she specialized in neuropsychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine. Before moving to London she worked at the Clinic for Child and Adolescent Neurology and Psychiatry, University Clinical Centre of Serbia. She is a Member of Centre for Psychoanalysis: Clinic & Theory, Belgrade.