Depression Research Engagement Event (TADS) – 27 January 2017

Event overview

The Guardian: “Therapy wars: the revenge of Freud - Cheap and effective, CBT became the dominant form of therapy, consigning Freud to psychology’s dingy basement. But new studies have cast doubt on its supremacy – and shown dramatic results for psychoanalysis. Is it time to get back on the couch?” (The Guardian, 7.1.16, read the full article)

BBC Radio 4: “A major new study has found that psychoanalytic psychotherapy can help people suffering from chronic depression, where other treatments, such as anti-depressants, short term counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy have failed.” (BBC Radio 4, 2.10.15).

Join us to discuss the research that sparked these headlines, the Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS)

This event is for service users, carers, public, GPs and commissioners


  • Dr Susan McPherson: An overview of findings from the Tavistock randomized controlled trial of psychodynamic psychotherapy for treatment resistant depression 
  • Dr Anita Berlin: A GP perspective
  • Birgit Kleeberg: A psychotherapist perspective
  • TBC: A client perspective

Share your views, comment, critique

The events will involve taking part in a focus group to discuss your thoughts about the research, how it might or might not influence you as a practitioner, service user, carer or commissioner; and what type of research you think would be useful in this area in the future. We welcome the sharing of all opinions and comments. We will also ask you to complete a brief online survey when you register as well as after the event and 3 months later.

If you cannot make this event, we will be re-running it on Friday 10 January at 9:30am. Register for that event

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the event before you register, please contact:

Dr Susan McPherson or call on 01206 874143.

RSVP – places are limited

Register on the Qualtrics website

The Tavistock Centre, London
27 January 2017 16:30 to 19:30
Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS)

The Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS) is the first randomized controlled trial in the NHS to establish if long term psychoanalytic...

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