Confer’s Annual Psychgeist Conference: Is Psychotherapy a Relationship or a Cure?

Saturday 21 September 2019 - London

With speakers Shoshi Asheri, Dr Richard Gipps, Professor Dany Nobus, Dr Jay Watts and Judy Yellin

Last year we asked the thought-provoking question What is Normal? as the topic for our think-tank conference to celebrate our 20 anniversary. Somewhat beyond our expectations, the question generated some brilliant, fresh and new perspectives about the therapy process. And so we have posed another challenging question for our speakers to answer: is psychotherapy a relationship or a treatment?





(Schedule in the right drop-down navigation)


Live stream fee’s TBC


Certificates of attendance for live streamers TBC


6th Floor
Foyles Bookshop
107 Charing Cross Road


10:00 Start – Welcome

10.10 Dr Richard Gipps
Psychotherapy as Internal Relation

11.00 Shoshi Asheri
It’s Charged, it’s Liminal, it’s a ‘Now Moment’: Fluidifying Psychotherapy in ‘Post-Normal’ Times

11:50 Coffee break

12.20 Prof Dany Nobus
Why Analysis Isn’t Therapy, or the Perils of Healing

13:10 Lunch break

14.10 Dr Jay Watts
Dangerous Talk in Dangerous Times

15:00 Tea break

15:30 Judy Yellin
The Personal is Still Political: Therapy as Liberation

16.20 Discussion

17:00 End


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