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The Psychotherapy Reading Group

Joining these reading group allows you to:
  • Acquire this book at a discount)
  • Participate in an online discussion with other readers (free)
  • Attend a Q&A evening with the author (central London £20)

New reading group events



Inquiries in Psychoanalysis: Collected Papers of Edna O'Shaughnessy
Author: Edna O'Shaughnessy

Live author Q&A - Friday 8 May 2015

Grange Fitzrovia Conference Suite
Bolsover Street
London
W1W 5NB

Overview

The papers of Edna O'Shaughnessy are among the finest to be found in psychoanalytic writing. Her work is unified not so much by its subject matter, which is diverse, but by her underlying preoccupations, including the nature of psychic reality and subjectivity, and the psychic limits of endurance and reparation... Read more...

About the author

Edna O'Shaughnessy came to psychoanalysis from philosophy, first training as a Child Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic in the 1950s. In the 1960s she trained at the British Psychoanalytical Society of which she is a training and supervising analyst and also a child analyst... Read more...

          





The Good Life: Wellbeing and the New Science of Altruism, Selfishness and Immorality
Author: Graham Music

Live author Q&A - Friday 19 June 2015

Grange Fitzrovia Conference Suite
Bolsover Street
London
W1W 5NB

Overview

This book explores some of the dilemmas at the heart of being human. Integrating cutting edge studies with in-depth clinical experience, Graham Music synthesizes a wealth of fascinating research into an explanation of altruism, cooperation and generosity and shows how we are primed to turn off the ‘better angels of our nature’ in the face of stress, anxiety and fear... Read more...

About the author

Graham Music is a Consultant Child Psychotherapist and Associate Clinical Director at the Tavistock Clinic in London. His main clinical interests are in developing services in community settings such as schools, and in working with children who are Looked after or adopted, and the adults in their lives. Read more...

          





Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World: Second Edition
Author: Ernesto Spinelli

Live author Q&A - Friday 3 July 2015

Grange Fitzrovia Conference Suite
Bolsover Street
London
W1W 5NB

Overview

Drawn from the author's experience as an internationally-recognised theorist, lecturer and practitioner, this practical book elucidates the notoriously difficult and distinctly different therapeutic approach, existential therapy. Balancing theory and practice, the book provides trainees with an accessible introduction to the author's own three phase structural model for existential therapy, one which has become widely established and used in training and practice... Read more...

About the author

Professor Ernesto Spinelli has gained an international reputation as one of the leading contemporary trainers and theorists of existential analysis as applied to psychology and psychotherapy and, more recently, the related arenas of coaching, facilitation and conflict mediation. He is a UKCP registered existential... Read more...