Professor Joy Schaverien

Professor Joy Schaverien

Professor Joy Schaverien PhD is a Jungian Psychoanalyst, a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology (London) with a private analytic and supervisory practice in the East Midlands (UK).    She teaches internationally and is a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology and was formerly on the editorial board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology.  Her many books and articles focus on the links between art and psychoanalysis, the erotic transference and countertransference and extensively on topics related to long term legacy of the trauma caused by early boarding.  Her books on this topic include include: The Dying Patient in Psychotherapy: Erotic Transference and Boarding School Syndrome (a new edition of which was published in April 2020) and Boarding School Syndrome: The Psychological Trauma of the ‘Privileged” Child,(2015) which continues to be a Routledge and Amazon bestseller.



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


Danielle Knafo and Rocco Lo Bosco (2020) Confer


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