Professor Andrew Samuels

Professor Andrew Samuels

Andrew Samuels is recognized internationally as one of the foremost political commentators and theorizts from the perspectives of psychotherapy and depth psychology. He works as a consultant with political leaders, parties and activist groups in several countries, including the United States. He also consults to the NHS.

He draws on a wide range of approaches to psyche, including post-Jungian, relational psychoanalytic and humaniztic ideas. But he roots his work in citizens’ lived experience, and in what can be learned from therapy work carried out with political awareness. While Andrew does not disguise his background in progressive and left-wing politics and his commitment to diversity and equality, he remains open-minded and celebrates many different takes on social and political issues.

Andrew is a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology, in private practice in London, and Professor of Analytical Psychology at the University of Essex. He was Chair of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and one of the two founders (with Judy Ryde) of Psychotherapists and counselors for Social Responsibility.

His many books have been translated into 21 languages, including: Jung and the Post-Jungians (1985); A Critical Dictionary of Jungian Analysis (1986); The Father (1986); Psychopathology (1989); The Plural Psyche (1989); The Political Psyche (1993); Politics on the Couch (2001); Persons, Passions, Psychotherapy, Politics (2014); Relational Psychotherapy, psychoanalyzis and counseling: Appraisals and Reappraisals (edited with Del Loewenthal, 2014). His latest books are A New Therapy for Politics? (2015) and Analysis and Activism: Social and Political Contributions of Jungian Analysis (edited with Emilija Kiehl and Mark Saban, 2016). A number of his articles, lectures and videos are available on: www.andrewsamuels.com

Website

http://www.andrewsamuels.com/

 

Online Modules

Past and Current Confer Events

 

The Future in the Consulting Room
Saturday 27 July 2019

Confer’s 20th Anniversary Conference!
Saturday 24 November 2018

Men on the Couch
Saturday 23 September 2017

Psychotherapy is a Cultural Issue
Saturday 22 April 2017

My Most Remarkable Session
Saturday 14 January 2017

War in the Consulting Room
Saturday 10 December 2016

Transforming Losses
Monday evenings 5 October – 7 December 2015

The Artist in Therapy
Saturday 20 June 2015

The Impossible Profession?
Monday 17 March 2014

The Gift of the Wounded Healer
Saturday 28 September 2013

Relational Turns in Psychotherapy: Creativity and Conformity, Sexuality and the Father
Saturday 1 December 2012

The Psychotherapeutic Challenge Of Understanding And Working With Intimacy – A Multi-disciplinary Conference
19 & 20 June 2009

Contemporary Views on Working with Transference
5 June, 26 June, 25 September & 6 November 2010

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BOOK OF THE MONTH

 

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

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