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Seminars, conferences and online resources on psychotherapy and human relationships

Psychopathology: Theory and Practice

Core Teaching Staff

Professor Brett Kahr - Senior Course Director

Professor Brett Kahr will serve as Course Director. He has taught psychopathology in various university and clinical training contexts since 1979. He is Senior Fellow at Tavistock Relationships in the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology in London, and Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health, also in London. A Consultant in Psychology to The Bowlby Centre and a Consultant Psychotherapist at The Balint Consultancy, he has worked with a large range of psychopathologies over the last forty years. He is also a trained historian. More >>

Kahr has authored or edited twelve books, and he has served as series editor for over fifty-five additional titles, having worked as founding Series Editor for the "Forensic Psychotherapy Monograph Series" at Karnac Books (now published by Routledge) and, also, for both the "History of Psychoanalysis Series" and for "The Library of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis". His recent books include Tea with Winnicott and Coffee with Freud, as well as an edited collection, New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy: Exploring the Work of Estela V. Welldon. His forthcoming books on Bombs in the Consulting Room: Surviving Psychological Shrapnel and, also, his study on The Traumatic Roots of Schizophrenia will be both published by Routledge in 2019.

Brett maintains a long-standing clinical and historical interest in a variety of forms of psychopathology, including, most especially, schizophrenia, forensic psychopathology, and intellectual disabilities. He is a founding member and Fellow of the Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability and a former Board Member of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy.

He is a Trustee of the Freud Museum London and of Freud Museum Publications. A media psychologist of long-standing, he has worked as "Resident Psychotherapist" for BBC Radio 2 and as Spokesperson for the BBC's mental health campaign; and in recognition of his work on the interface between psychoanalysis and the media, he became Honorary Visiting Professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Language at the University of Roehampton and, more recently, Honorary Professor at Bournemouth University in the Faculty of Media and Communication.

Biographies of the Visiting Lecturers to below:

Dr Gwen Adshead, Dr Arnon Bentovim, Tamsin Cottis, Richard Curen, Em Farrell, Dr Matthew Hagger, Raffaella Hilty, Professor Brett Kahr, Michael Knight, Elizabeth Wilde McCormick, Dr Carine Minne, Dr Phil Mollon, Maria Pozzi Monzo, Sian Morgan, Dr Joel Oberstar, Marian O'Connor, Gabrielle Rifkind, Jenny Riddell, Dr Adah Sachs, Dr Richard Sherry, Dr Valerie Sinason, Dr Maggie Turp, Martin Weegmann and Marcus West.


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Core staff

Senior Course Director: Professor Brett Kahr
Director of Confer: Jane Ryan
Course Manager: Cressida Moger
Deputy Course Tutors: Raffaella Hilty and Dr Richard Sherry

CPD level:
£495 (or 12 monthly payments of £45)

Certificate level:
£1,185 (or 12 monthly payments of £100)

Diploma level:
£1,895 (or 12 monthly payments of £160)


The October Gallery
24 Old Gloucester Street

19 September 2019 - 4 June 2020

Thursday evenings, 19:30-21:30