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Russian Revival Fund Charity Concert

1st May 2010

Dear All
Received from a member

Best wishes

There is an interesting article on OpenDemocracy Russia this week about
our work teaching psychotherapy in Russia.


Russian Revival Fund Charity Concert

Psychotherapy Revived

6 pm, Sunday May 9th at Hampstead Theatre, London NW3 3EU

A charity concert to celebrate 12 years of the Russian Revival Project and
in support of continuing professional training in psychotherapy in Russia

Hosted by pianist Iain Burnside, with actors Harriet Walter and Michael
Pennington, soprano Rachel Nicholls, baritone Roderick Williams, pianist
Alexander Karpeyev and 13 year old trombonist Joseph Hurrell

A programme of Russian music, prose and poetry including Tchaikovsky,
Shostakovich, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev and readings from Chekhov,
Pushkin, Pasternak, Akhmatova amongst others. The evening will include the
first London performance of a specially commissioned piece ‘Prima Materia’
for two voices composed by Roderick Williams.

For tickets call the Hampstead Theatre box office on 020 7722 9301

£35 including drinks and canapés. Students £15

Background to the Project

The Russian Revival Fund has been working since 1998 to train local mental
health professionals in psychotherapeutic approaches which were banned
during the Soviet regime. The Project emerged from earlier work some of us
did with GPs and counsellors in St Petersburg in 1995, and then became an
official programme of the International Association for Analytical
Psychology (IAAP). The first five Russian graduates from our programme
became internationally recognised members of the IAAP in 2004. We are
delighted to report that there are now thirty qualified analysts in Moscow
and St. Petersburg, with more expected to graduate later this year. This
exciting news brings the project close to its goal of building a
self-sufficient group of Russian analysts who will become the trainers of
the future. Their therapeutic skills are urgently needed in the continuing
social and economic insecurity of Russian life, which exacts a harsh toll
on the emotional and mental well-being of individuals, families and

The work continues and, within the past year, a new group of twenty-four
Russian psychiatrists and psychologists from Krasnodar, a city in the
south of Russia, have begun to train with us. We have involved our IAAP
Russian colleagues in helping to deliver this programme, so we are
gradually handing over the baton to them. Towards this end, we have
started providing extra consultation for the qualified Russian analysts,
23 of whom came to London last July to participate in a week’s intensive
course on supervision we organised for them.

Our colleagues in Russia have now formed The Russian Society of Analytical
Psychology (RSAP), which is recognised officially by the IAAP. Until they
become a self-sufficient Training Society which is planned for 2013, they
will still require our financial and professional expertise to complete
their training. For this, and to engage these new trainees from Krasnodar,
we need money. We are enormously grateful to the distinguished actors,
singers and musicians who are giving their skills to us for this evening
and who have done so in the past.

For more information about the charity, please visit

Registered Charity Number 1148802; Company Number 8143145;
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