We have indicated below the possible administrative arrangements for our seminars. The current default is to hold them online but we are hopeful that some may be held at the University. However this may change depending on the COVID situation and government advice.


14 December 10 Things You Didn't Know About Freud
Alistair Ross


11 January Buzz traps, tech and addictive states of mind 7.30pm start
Graham Music
8 February The psychodynamic understanding: treatment and care of gender dysphoria children and young adults
Marcus and Susan Evans
8 March A Map of psychodynamic thinking as psychosomatic disorder
Neil Vickers
(possibly in person)
19 March
Half-day Workshop
Polyvagal Theory
Emma Chapman
26 April AGM, 7.30-9.30pm
(All members welcome)
10 May For SHAME
Annie Cygler
(possibly in person)
14 June Different relationship models and inevitability of monogamy
Lisa Bruton
(possibly in person)
11 October Working with clients with a psychiatric diagnosis
Rachel Freeth
8 November Counter-transference
Joan Bristow
(possibly in person)
Saturday 19 November
Half-day Workshop
Psychosis and Attachment
Katherine Berry
13 December Working as a therapist with survivors of war and torture (CPTSD and complex grief)
Sushila Dhall
(possibly in person)

Past Presentations

Summaries of RTG's past presentations can be found by following this link.


Both members and non-members who wish to attend will need to register with  Katrina Likhtman in advance. Non-members will need to pay £10 by bank transfer. The Zoom link will then be sent to those attending prior to the event.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Freud

Presented by Alistair Ross
Tuesday, 14th December 2021 8pm to 9.30pm

Synopsis:Sigmund Freud holds an endless fascination, not simply because of his unique ideas that helped share the 20th century. A complex character, he was a man of contrasts. He could be charismatic, charming, yet also caustic and callous. Once crossed he was never forgiving. An ardent atheist, he was fascinated by his Jewish religion. This lecture explores some lesser-known aspects of his life. Alistair Ross is author of: Freud - Pocket Giant (History Press, 2016); Introducing Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Open University Press, 2019); and Sigmund Freud: Life and Work (Rowman & Littlefield, 2022)

Biography:Alistair Ross is currently Associate Professor in Psychotherapy and Director of Psychodynamic Studies at Oxford University. He is also a Governing Body Fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford. His previous career was as a Minister of Religion (Baptist), teaching pastoral care and counselling in various theological colleges, and being Director of the Clinical Theology Association/Bridge Pastoral Foundation. He trained at Leicester with Michael Jacobs, then led the Psychodynamic programme at the University of Birmingham. His research interests relate to the interface between religion, spirituality, psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapies.

RTG talks are approved for Royal College of Psychiatrists CPD: 1.5 external units per session. Sessions may also be used as proof of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) as part of re-accreditations. Certificates and records of attendance are available at each meeting.

Disclaimer: All details are subject to change without notice and RTG cannot be held responsible for any financial losses incurred as a result.

RTG respectfully ask that all mobile phones are turned off during meetings