Professor Joy Schaverien

Professor Joy Schaverien PhD is a Jungian Psychoanalyst, a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology (London) with a private practice in the East Midlands. She is Visiting Professor at the Northern Programme for Art Psychotherapy (University of Sheffield).

She teaches internationally and is a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology and formerly on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology.  She has published extensively on the links between art and psychoanalysis and also on the erotic transference and countertransference.

Her acclaimed book on Boarding School Syndrome: the Psychological Trauma of the ‘Privileged’ Child was published in 2015.  A new edition of her book The Dying Patient in Psychotherapy: Erotic Transference and Boarding School Syndrome is to be published by Routledge in April 2020.



Past and Current Confer Events


Desire in the Consulting Room
Saturday 4 November 2017

The Artist in Therapy
Saturday 20 June 2015

The Establishment on the Couch
Saturday 9 May 2015

The Therapeutic Frame
10 January to 21 March 2011

Countertransferences, Intersubjective Fields and Enactments
5 June, 26 June, 25 September & 6 November 2010



Mary-Jayne Rust (2020) Towards an Ecopsychotherapy Kindle Edition Confer


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