Fund Raising Zoom Lectures

The group analtic psychotherapy training in Bengaluru, India, is sustained through fees and donations.
All monies raised through these lectures are treated as donations and handed over to the registered charity, 'Group Analysis India' (Charity Number: 1192636)
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    Saturdays 2pm to 4pm  (UK times)
    2pm to 3pm          Talk
    3.05 to 3.30          Small Group discussion
    3.30pm to 4pm     Whole group discussion

          Fee: £20 + optional donation
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Critical Group Analysis, India
Fund Raising

We are only able to sustain the group analytic training programme in India, through fund raising here in the UK for several reasons.

First and foremost, the fees being charged to the Indian candidates, which although considerable from an Indian perspective, are unable to meet the costs of the programme.

Second, even if we were able to raise sufficient money in India through whatever means, the Indian Government prohibits the payment of foreign professionals, particularly by charities like HNI (the institution that is hosting our training in Bengaluru).
It is for this reason that we have to raise funds outside of India.

To this end we have started the charity Group Analysis India (Charity Number 1192636) , the function of which is to raise funds to pay the costs of teachers, supervisors and group therapists.

Many colleagues and well wishers have supported us through one-off or regular monthly donations - for which we are very grateful. However, there continues to be a considerable shortfall.

This event, and others like it, are in the service of this end.
Further details of the training can be found here

If you would like to make further one-off or regular donations, please visit our website or contact us.
Nini Kerr creatively extends Fairbairn's theory to investigate the impact of the UK's Hostile Environment on marginalised communities at the intersection of culture, politics, and society.

The Hostile Environment is conceptualised as a disruptive 'bad object' in the cultural dimension in alignment with Fairbairn's theory. Its influence is explored in terms of its unconscious reproduction within the psyche.

By juxtaposing context, theory, and personal introspection, this paper offers a Fairbairnian exploration of how sociality and political contexts interplay with the intricate processes of the human psyche. It provides reflective commentary on how the external racial dynamics are internalised within the endopsychic structure, shaping one's interactions with others, and, more significantly, influencing how one relates to aspects of the self.

Dr. Nini Kerr is a Lecturer in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. She has published extensively in the field of psychosocial studies and recently won the Good Practice Research Award in the category of Positive Disruptor Award in 2022 in recognition of her sustained achievements in innovating and revitalising research practices that promote social justice and equality. She is a Scholar of the British Psychoanalytic Council. She sits on the Executive Board for the Association for Psychosocial Studies and the Editorial Boards for New Associations (British Psychoanalytic Council) and Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society

     Feb 3,   2024     Nini Fang
     May 4, 2024      Paul Hoggett
    June 15, 2024     Anup Dhar
(tickets for this event available after May)

While Freud was developing a particular contour of psychoanalysis in the West, another doctor-turned-analyst – Girindrasekhar Bose (1886-1953) – was developing the coordinates of A New Theory of Mental Life in India far away from the Western metropolis, . Bose was in conversation with Freud between 1921 and 1937, through a series of letters.

Bose repeatedly offered Freud a way to rethink the central and original tenets of psychoanalysis like repression, Oedipality, castration and the unconscious roots of gendering.

Meanwhile Freud repeatedly tried to reduce Bose’s re-theorization of psychoanalysis to a particularity and peculiarity of the Indian psyche.

In effect, Bose was offering Freud (and the West) an alternative to Freud’s An Outline of Psychoanalysis, this being An Indian outline of psychoanalysis Indian. In this endeavor Bose drew on resources not from Greek tragedy – but from a medieval form of spirituality called Sahajiya.

In this talk Anup Dhar puts Bose and Freud (and by default east and west, North and South, colonizer and colonized) in dialogue to work towards a spiritualized outline of psychoanalysis (and against a medicalized and religious one).   

Anup Dhar, has a training in Medicine, and is a former Professor of Philosophy and Psychology. He has been a Fellow at The Hans Kilian and Lotte Köhler Center (KKC) for Cultural Psychology and Historical Anthropology, Ruhr-University Bochum (2022, 2023).

Some of his co-authored books include

Dislocation and Resettlement in Development: From Third World to World of the Third (Routledge, 2009),

World of the Third and Global Capitalism: Between Marx and Freud (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023)

রাজনীতির ভূত-ভবিষ্যৎ

(The Past and Future of the ‘Political’ [Ananda Publishers, 2023]).

Breaking the Silo: Integrated Science Education in India (Orient Blackswan, 2017)

Psychoanalysis from Indian Terroir: Emerging Themes in Culture, Family, and Childhood (Lexington Books, 2018),

Marx, Marxism and the Spiritual (Routledge, 2020) and Clinic, Critique, Culture: Psychoanalysis from India (forthcoming).

He is completing a book on Girindrasekhar Bose titled Aboriginal Psychoanalysis.

He is a Member of the Editorial Board of Rethinking Marxism ( He is also the Editor of the Journal of Practical Philosophy ( 

Saturday, Feb 3, 2024

Nini Kerr

UK's 'Hostile Environment' Reconsidered in Fairbairn's Object Relations Theory
Jeevika Shiv
(Qualifying Coure Year 1. Student)

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Anup Dhar

Psychoanalysis: East and West
Conversations between Sigmund Freud & Girindrasekhar

Click here to register and pay for Nini Kerr, February 3, 2024
Click here to register and pay for Nini Kerr, February 3, 2024

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Paul Hoggett

Paradise Lost? The Climate Crisis and the Human Condition

(tickets for this event available after February)

Abstract: Paul will speak to some of the themes from his recent book.
He says: the world is in a mess, and it is not just the external climate that is in a mess but the ‘internal climate’ of the modern self. In this presentation Paul will argue that this self is structured around three great separations - from external nature, from its own mortal bodily nature, and from other selves. Some of the implications for practice, both in the consulting room and in the wider cultural/political sphere will be examined.

Paul Hoggett is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at UWE, Bristol. He was the co-founder and first Chair of the Climate Psychology Alliance.

He has published a great many papers and books over the years. His books include:

Partisans in an Uncertain World

Contested Communities: Experiences, Struggles, Policies

Climate Psychology: A Matter of Life and Death

Politics, Identity and Emotion

Paradise Lost: The Climate Crisis and the Human Condition

Click here to register and pay for Nini Kerr, February 3, 2024
Click here to register and pay for Nini Kerr, February 3, 2024
Click here to register and pay for Nini Kerr, February 3, 2024
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