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Ian Miller

Ian Miller is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst practicing in Dublin. Over 40 years of clinical practice, he has published 18 articles and three books on psychoanalytic topics including Defining Psychoanalysis: Achieving a Vernacular Expression (Karnac, 2016). His paper, "Reading Beckett in the Context of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Literary Bridge Between One Person and Two Person Psychology" received a "Commendation" from the British Journal of Psychotherapy for the 2016 Rozsika Parker Prize on creative links between the arts and clinical practice. His current book, to be published in 2018, and co-authored with Belfast psychotherapist Alistair Sweet, is titled On the Daily Work of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Ian also serves on the editorial boards of the International Forum of Psychoanalysis and the American Journal of Psychoanalysis. Ian is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland, the Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and the International Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies. In 2001, he was honored as "Human Rights Volunteer of the Year" by Doctors of the World for clinical work with individuals seeking political asylum following torture; and has worked extensively, following the events of 9/11, with traumatized individuals and organizations, including participation in the "Firehouse Project", a long-term, psychodynamic intervention program of the New York Fire Department and the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.

Past and present Confer events
Hate Threat and Unease in the Consulting Room
Saturday 20 January 2018 - Dublin

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Brett Kahr's Top Ten Psychotherapy Books - 2018
Professor Brett Kahr certainly knows something about the art of authoring books. Over the years he has written or edited twelve volumes, and has served as series editor of some fifty further titles. Earlier this year, he published New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy: Exploring the Work of Estela V. Welldon (Karnac Books, 2018)... More >>
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