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Confer
About Confer Live Events

Seminars, conferences and online resources for psychotherapists

CONFER is an independent organisation 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 present the cutting edge of research and theory in order to deepen our understanding of the mind and best practice in mental health disciplines. We aim to build bridges between schools of thought and we are committed to interdisciplinary discussion. Our seminar leaders and panels are chosen from the most experienced practitioners and contemporary theorists 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 recognise 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
  • Counsellors
  • Complementary medical practitioners

Who runs Confer?

Director Jane Ryan
Academic Advisor Professor Brett Kahr
Bookings & Finance Manager Jenny Keen
IT Manager Ryan Murphy
Advisory board Richard Atienza-Hawkes
Rebekah Ball
Roz Carroll
Dr Alan Corbett
Linda Cundy
Professor Brett Kahr
Jenny Riddell
Dr Adah Sachs
Dr Maggie Turp
Other advisors include Dr Neil Altman
Dr Doris Brothers
Dr Angela Cotter
Dr Dianne Lefevre
Professor David Peters
Professor Andrew Samuels
Dr Valerie Sinason
Henry Strick van Linschoten
Dr Alan Watkins
Elizabeth Wilde McCormick
Dr Felicity de Zulueta

Environmental policy

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