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Susanna Abse

Susanna Abse is a founding member of The Balint Consultancy and a consultant psychoanalytic psychotherapist working with couples and individuals as well as offering executive coaching and organisational consultancy. She was CEO of the charity, Tavistock Relationships from 2006 - 2016. She is a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council and serves on that organisation's Executive Board and is chair of the Future Strategy Working Group.

She has published widely on couple therapy, parenting and family policy and how these need to be at the heart of progressive welfare provision, a subject on which she also lectures and teaches. She is a Fellow of the Centre for Social Policy at Dartington, a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, Joint Editor of Karnac Books Imprint "Couple and Family Psychoanalysis" and a Member of the Society of Leadership Fellows, St George's House, Windsor.


Past and present Confer events
Managing Leadership in the Psychotherapy Community
Friday 4 November 2016

The Psychotherapeutic Challenge of Understanding and Working with Intimacy
A multi-disciplinary conference
19 & 20 June 2009

The Practitioner's Body
Friday 4 & Saturday 5 April 2008

The Psychotherapeutic Challenge of Working with Envy New Theory and Clinical Work Explored
8 December 2008






Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

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