On behalf of the of the British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA) I strongly endorse the recent statement from the President of the British Psychoanalytical Society concerning the referendum vote for the UK to leave the European Union.
The result has led to seriously destabilising consequences in the UK, Europe and the wider world and its full implications are not yet clear. The anti immigrant atmosphere which has developed and the recent spate of racist attacks in the UK are to be deplored.
Psychoanalysis is an international venture and the background of the members and candidates of the BPA reflects this.
The referendum vote will not lead to us turning away from our international colleagues. The BPA will continue as an outward looking Society which places great value in its membership of and participation in the EPF and the IPA and which welcomes members and candidates from throughout the world.
British Psychoanalytic Association