Professor Alistair Ross

Alistair Ross is a psychodynamic therapist, supervisor, and trainer based at Oxford University. He is an Associate Professor – Psychotherapy, Director of Psychodynamic Studies, and Dean of Kellogg College, Oxford. He is a senior accredited therapist and supervisor with the British Association of counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and was Chair of BACP’s Professional Ethics and Quality Standards Committee, and BACP’s Expert Ethics Reference Group (2010-2015). He has also trained as a Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapist and a Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist.

Alistair’s research focuses on the relationships between the sacred, spirituality, religion, psychoanalyzis and psychotherapy. Recent books include Research Ethics for counselors, Nurses and Social Workers (with Dee Danchev, Sage 2014); counseling: A Practical Guide (Icon 2014) and an introductory biography on Freud (Pocket Giants series, History Press 2016).


Past and Current Confer Events


Enactments: are these to be welcomed or avoided?
Saturday 24 September 2016


Read our winning entry, “The Book and the Child” by Mary Pyle




Barker, M-J. (2018) Rewriting the Rules: An Anti-Self-Help Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships. London: Routledge


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