About US

Seminars, conferences and online resources on psychotherapy and human relationships

Finding the connections…

CONFER is an independent organization established by psychotherapists in 1998 to provide innovative, challenging and inspiring continuing educational events for psychotherapists, psychologists and other mental health workers. Through our seminars and conferences we have made our mark by presenting the cutting edge of thinking and theory in order to deepen our understanding of the mind and to demonstrate the connections between different schools of thought within the psychotherapy domain. Our seminar leaders and panels are chosen from the most experienced practitioners and contemporary theorizts to present the latest research findings and theoretical developments.

Confer events are also designed for the participants’ well-being. With that in mind, we provide time and space for people to network, thoughtfully prepared materials and other resources. Our goal is to create a friendly and secure learning community to support people in their clinical work and professional lives. We recognize that, while professional psychotherapists or other mental health workers are required to continue learning and developing skills throughout their careers, doing so in a meaningful way takes considerable commitment. We aim to provide our colleagues with skills and knowledge that lead to increased professional confidence, better work and an edge in the field.

Who attends Confer events?

  • Psychotherapists
  • psychoanalysts
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • GPs
  • Counselors
  • Complementary medical practitioners
  • Social Workers

Who runs Confer?

Creative Director (and Founder)
Jane Ryan

Managing Director
Richard Atienza-Hawkes

Finance Manager
Jenny Keen

IT and Website Manger
Ryan Murphy

Logistics Manger
Josh Daniel

Event program Manager
Alice Waterfall

Marketing and Communications Manager
Kieran Falconer

Director of Publishing
Christina Wipf Perry

Publishing Manager
Liz Wilson

Membership, Diploma and Venue Administrator
Cressida Moger

Speaker and Team Liaison Administrator
Sheila Kibukamusoke

American Psychological Association

Confer is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Confer maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Environmental policy

Confer has developed a policy to help to reduce the ecological impact of our events.
View our environmental policy.