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Dr Joseph Schwartz

Joseph Schwartz, PhD, is a supervisor and training therapist at The Bowlby Centre, London. Formerly an experimental physicist at the University of California, he then trained in psychoanalysis in New York and London. He has a specialist interest in the history of both psychoanalysis and science and is the author of the books Einstein for Beginners (1990), The Creative Moment: How Science Made Itself Alien to Modern Culture (1992) and Cassandra's Daughter: A History of Psychoanalysis in Europe and America (1999). He was the founding editor of the journal Attachment - New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis (published by Karnac) which seeks to make a contribution to attachment approaches to clinical work.

Cassandra's Daughter: A History of Psychoanalysis in Europe and America (1999), Penguin, London

Past and present Confer events
Attachment Theory in Practice
Monday evenings from 22 January to 28 April 2013

Autumn Seminar Series - Rupture and Repair
Monday evenings from 24 September to 10 December 2012
The Art of the Psychotherapeutic Intervention
9 seminars from Monday April 16 2012
Applications of Object Relations Theory in Contemporary Psychotherapy
12 September to 5 December 2011
The Theoretical Journey to Relational Psychoanalysis
Saturday 18 June 2011
Is There Such a Thing as an Impossible Patient? - A Seminar Series for Psychotherapists
Monday evenings 27 September to 6 December 2010
Therapeutic Alliance
10 Wednesday evenings from 9 April 2008
Intergenerational Trauma Conference
Thursday 10 - Sunday 13 September 2009
The Psychotherapeutic Challenge of Working with Envy New Theory and Clinical Work Explored
27 October 2008
The Big Idea
Friday 5 (evening) and Saturday 6 March 2010

Book of the Month
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 >>
Watch this
Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...