Course lead wins at the British Psychoanalytic Council Awards 2019

21 November 2019

We are delighted that Leezah Hertzmann, individual and couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist and Course Lead for our Foundations of psychodynamic psychotherapy (D58) and Psychodynamic psychotherapy with couples (D59C) courses has won the Bernard Ratigan Award for Diversity.

Leezah Hertzmann

This award applauds an individual or organisation that has significantly improved and/or developed inclusivity in matters of diversity such as ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, disability etc. in psychoanalytic practice and / or therapeutic treatment. The panel made the award based on the ongoing creative leadership in clinical, theoretical and organisational sexual and gender diversity practice, the role in influencing psychoanalytic institutions towards a more inclusive sexual and gender-diversity culture and ensuring mainstream services are sensitive to the needs of LGBT patients.  Leezah was awarded this jointly with Juliet Newbigin.

Upon being awarded, Leezah said,  "I would like to thank the BPC for the award and also for its continued support of the special advisory group on sexual and gender diversity, of which I am a member.  I am honoured to receive this award from the BPC and particularly to share it with Juliet Newbigin."

About the BPC awards

Each year the BPC makes a series of awards to services and individuals for the contribution towards the advancement of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The awards are known as the PPNow Awards (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Now). The BPC call for nominations and a panel of senior registrants and others judge the nominations. 

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Foundations of psychodynamic psychotherapy (D58)

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Psychodynamic psychotherapy with couples (D59C)

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