Jack Nathan

Jack Nathan

The late Jack Nathan was a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and Consultant Adult Psychotherapist at the Maudsley Hospital Psychotherapy and Self-Harm Out-Patients Service. He was particularly interested in how to work with this patient group – which was once openly referred to as ‘the patients psychiatrists dislike’ – what countertransference difficulties they arouse and the meaning attached to their self-destructive behaviours. He was author of numerous papers as well as the book Self-harm: a strategy for survival and nodal point of change (2006) and co-authored with Dr. Duncan Mclean, Treatment of Personality: Limit Setting and the use of Benign Authority (2007).


Online Modules

Past and Current Confer Events


Self-Harming Clients in Psychotherapy
Saturday 6 April 2019

Live Supervision
Saturday 30 May 2015

Working with People with Personality Disorders
Saturday 21 June 2014

Working with Borderline Psychopathology Seminar Series
Tuesday evening seminars 17 January – 3 April 2012

Psychotherapeutic Skills Summer School – Working with ‘Borderline Patients’

Tuesday 28 June to Saturday 2 July 2011

Psychopathology Unpacked
15 March 2010


Danielle Knafo and Rocco Lo Bosco (2020) Confer


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