Professor Alistair Ross

Alistair Ross is a psychodynamic therapist, supervisor, and trainer based at Oxford University. He is an Associate Professor – Psychotherapy, Director of Psychodynamic Studies, and Dean of Kellogg College, Oxford. He is a senior accredited therapist and supervisor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and was Chair of BACP’s Professional Ethics and Quality Standards Committee, and BACP’s Expert Ethics Reference Group (2010-2015). He has also trained as a Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapist and a Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist.

Alistair’s research focuses on the relationships between the sacred, spirituality, religion, psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Recent books include Research Ethics for Counsellors, Nurses and Social Workers (with Dee Danchev, Sage 2014); Counselling: A Practical Guide (Icon 2014) and an introductory biography on Freud (Pocket Giants series, History Press 2016).


Past and Current Confer Events

The Therapeutic Frame: Is it Central to the Cure?
Saturday 14 December 2019 - London


Enactments: are these to be welcomed or avoided?
Saturday 24 September 2016