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Dr Giuseppe Civitarese

Giuseppe Civitarese is a training and supervising analyst in the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (SPI), and a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) and of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA). He lives, and is in private practice, in Pavia, Italy. Currently he is the editor of the Rivista di Psicoanalisi, the official journal of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society. He has published several books, which include: The Intimate Room: Theory and Technique of the Analytic Field, London, 2010; The Violence of Emotions: Bion and Post-Bionian Psychoanalysis, London, 2012; The Necessary Dream: New Theories and Techniques of Interpretation in Psychoanalysis, London, 2014; Truth and the Unconscious, London 2016, in press; Losing Your Head: Abjection, Aesthetic Conflict and Psychoanalytic Criticism, Lanham, MD 2015; The Analytic Field and its Transformations (with A. Ferro), London 2015. He has also co-edited L'ipocondria e il dubbio: L'approccio psicoanalitico (Hypochondria and doubt: the psychoanalytic approach), Milano, 2011; The Bion Tradition: Lines of Development-Evolution of Theory and Practice over the Decades, London 2015.


Past and present Confer events
How do we Work with the Pre-Symbolic?
Saturday 7 May 2016

Working with the Dreaming Mind
Saturday 30 January 2016








Book of the Month
Brett Kahr's Top Ten Psychotherapy Books - 2017
Professor Brett Kahr certainly knows something about the art of authoring books. Over the years he has written or edited ten volumes, and has served as series editor of some fifty further titles. Earlier this year, he published Coffee with Freud (Karnac Books, 2017) and, more recently, New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy... More >>
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