Online Second International Conference

in Jungian Child Analysis 

12-14 March 2021
Online Event

Clinical approaches to working with children and adolescents:

the challenges for contemporary child analysis

Dedicated to Alessandra Cavalli (1957-2020)

 About the event

Three days of high quality and stimulating presentations. 
12-14 March 2021

As many of you will know, following the successful International Child Conference in Moscow in April 2019, the Society of Analytical Psychology offered to host a 2nd Child Conference in Cambridge, UK, from March 12th to 14th 2021. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided it is premature to hold a live, international conference but since we already have in place a programme of excellent and well-known plenary speakers specialising in child analysis and child research, we have decided to hold the conference online. We hope to host a live conference in 2022.

We were deeply saddened by the death of Alessandra Cavalli on May 17th 2020. She was a child and adult-trained member of the SAP, a dedicated and skilled analyst and an essential member of the organising team for the conference. We have decided to dedicate the online conference to her memory and the opening presentation will be about her significant professional contribution to the field of child analysis.

The conference will be held on three afternoons, Friday March 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th. This will permit those interested in child analysis but living in different countries to join us online.

Francesco Bisagni & Jan Wiener, SAP





Bisagni, MD


Cavalli, PhD


Bisagni, MD


Hommel, PhD

Anne Alvarez, PhD

"100 years of child analysis. What we have learnt, where are we going?"

Ruth Ammann, Phd

“The therapeutical potential of Sandplay for clinicians: 40 years ago and today”

Francesco Bisagni, MD

“The fenceless field today: Neumann’s and Fordham’s legacies and the contemporary challenges of theory and technique”

Warrren Colman, PhD

“Thinking the unthinkable. Trauma, defence and early states of mind in the work of Alessandra Cavalli.”

Susanne Hommel, PhD

"The roots of early relational experiences in the development of a sense of self: the empirical versus the observed baby".

Graham Music, PhD

Adolescent Brains and States of Mind: 
How ancient developmental tasks are affected by 21st century challenges. Cyberspace, stress, and emotional dysregulation through the lens of developmental science and psychotherapy


Pretorius, PhD-DPsych

"Anna Freud’s 'double approach': combining direct observation with psychoanalytic reconstruction in early intervention in a therapeutic parent-toddler group"

Plenary Speakers

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Friday - March 12th

2.00 pm - 2.30 pm 


Jan Wiener (SAP) 

Misser Berg, (IAAP)

2.30 pm - 4 pm

Warren Colman: "Thinking the unthinkable. Trauma, defence and early states of mind in the work of Alessandra Cavalli"

4.00 pm - 4.30 pm


4.30 pm - 6.00 pm

Francesco Bisagni: “The fenceless field today: Neumann’s and Fordham’s legacies and the contemporary challenges of theory and technique”

6.00 pm - 6.30 pm

Reflection Time 


special event

Pre-recorded Concert/Masterclass

Childhood and Adolescence in Art Song’ 
with Richard Jackson, Andrew Robinson, 

Jan Wiener and young singers

Saturday March 13th  -  6.00 pm

We are delighted to welcome Richard Jackson (professor of singing) and Andrew Robinson (professor and pianist) to lead a Masterclass working  with young professional singers to interpret the music and poetry of art-songs on the themes of relationships in Childhood and Adolescence.

Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson’s singing career embraced such diverse elements as art-song, opera, oratorio and contemporary music. He was a founder-member of Graham Johnson’s ‘Songmakers’ Almanac”, travelling all over the world with the group; he collaborated with several major musical figures, including Rostropovich and Menotti; he was the original Christus in Jonathan Miller’s staging of the St Matthew Passion. Now, as a teacher, he leads song classes at the RCM, GSMD, and Trinity Laban. He is a visiting teacher at the University of York. He has taught as far afield as Australia, China, and New Zealand.

Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson studied at the Royal College of Music where he is now a professor specialising in the song repertoire, taking classes in Lieder and French Song, as well as coaching individual singers. He also coaches opera singers, is a choral accompanist, and répétiteur. As a collaborative pianist he has given recitals with both singers and instrumentalists throughout Europe, as well as in North America, Pakistan, Israel and Lebanon, and has broadcast on BBC Radio and Television.

Jan Wiener

Jan Wiener trained as a singer in her 20s and gave it up later as she was already a psychologist and wanted to train to become a Jungian analyst. She began to sing again about 15 years ago, and has developed a great love of German, French and Russian art-song. She has also sung a number of different operatic roles. She organises a Summer Singing School in South East France.


Organizing Committee

 Francesco Bisagni

Alessandra Cavalli

Sandy Quinn

Jan Wiener

Judith Willetts

Programme Committee

 Francesco Bisagni, SAP

Lena Bortuleva, RSAP

Alessandra Cavalli, SAP

Brian Feldman, CGJISF

Margo Leahy, CGJISF

Regina Renn, DGAP

Batya Brosh Palmoni, IIJP

Caterina Vezzoli, CIPA

Jan Wiener, SAP



Registration fee: 150£

Student registration fee: 120£