The Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research was founded in
1985 with the aim of promoting and developing psychoanalysis in
the United Kingdom from within a Freudian and Lacanian
The work of the Centre involves the
study of psychoanalysis through teaching, seminars and study
groups and it trains psychoanalysts within the context of its
clinical training programme.
The Centre has a public seminar
programme where central issues in psychoanalysis and allied
fields are discussed. It welcomes people not registered on its
Training Programme to attend these meetings.
Throughout the year CFAR regularly
organises seminars given by eminent psychoanalysts from France,
Belgium, Spain, Italy, Australia and elsewhere which comprise
both theoretical and clinical presentations. These seminars are held
in Central London.
The Centre publishes a Journal, JCFAR,
as well as a web journal and regular information bulletin which
is circulated to all those registered with the Centre. The
Journal contains articles on psychoanalytic themes from a
Freudian and Lacanian perspective and is an important source of
psychoanalytic articles translated from French, Spanish and
Membership of CFAR gives registration
with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). CFAR
is a UKCP registered training organisation which is authorised
to accredit psychoanalysts.
maintains relations with other training bodies both within the
UK and abroad.