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Professor Robert Hinshelwood

Robert Hinshelwood is a psychoanalyst, and Professor of Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex. He has been a prolific writer for the last 35 years, whose wide-ranging work covers clinical and theoretical psychoanalysis as well as the application of psychoanalytic thinking to other fields, especially groups, organisations and social science. He founded three journals, the International Journal of Therapeutic Communities (now: Therapeutic Communities) in 1980 and the British Journal of Psychotherapy in 1984, both of which he edited for some years, and Psychoanalysis and History in 1998. Formerly a doctor, Professor Hinshelwood was originally drawn to the anti-psychiatry movement, with figures such as RD Laing and David Cooper who challenged orthodox psychiatry. Fascinated by Bionís work on groups and Menzies-Lythís on social systems, he became interested in the dynamics of groups and their application for psychiatry in therapeutic communities. His wish to understand psychosis better was a motivation to enter into psychoanalytic training and to choose a Kleinian approach. For a full list of his works please go to: www.rdhinshelwood.net


Past and present Confer events
The Irreducible Otherness of the Therapist
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 November 2015







Book of the Month
Tea with Winnicott
Author: Professor Brett Kahr

Donald Winnicott is currently the most popular author in contemporary psychoanalysis. His writings are cited in bibliographies even more frequently than those by Sigmund Freud. And yet how many mental health professionals have actually managed to read and digest the nearly twenty published volumes of Winnicottís books, chapters, essays, reviews, and letters?... read more...
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Professor Peter Fonagy

Professor Peter Fonagy considers the research to show what treatments are most effective when working with children and adolescents suffering from anxiety, ADHD, depression, relationship and conduct problems... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...