Dr Joseph Schwartz

Joseph Schwartz, PhD, is a supervisor and training therapist at The Bowlby Centre, London. Formerly an experimental physicist at the University of California, he then trained in psychoanalysis in New York and London. He has a specialist interest in the history of both psychoanalysis and science and is the author of the books Einstein for Beginners (1990), The Creative Moment: How Science Made Itself Alien to Modern Culture (1992) and Cassandra’s Daughter: A History of Psychoanalysis in Europe and America (1999). He was the founding editor of the journal Attachment – New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis (published by Karnac) which seeks to make a contribution to attachment approaches to clinical work.

Cassandra’s Daughter: A History of Psychoanalysis in Europe and America (1999), Penguin, London


Past and Current Confer Events


Attachment Theory in Practice
Monday evenings from 22 January to 28 April 2013

Autumn Seminar Series – Rupture and Repair
Monday evenings from 24 September to 10 December 2012

The Art of the Psychotherapeutic Intervention
9 seminars from Monday April 16 2012

Applications of Object Relations Theory in Contemporary Psychotherapy
12 September to 5 December 2011

The Theoretical Journey to Relational Psychoanalysis
Saturday 18 June 2011

Is There Such a Thing as an Impossible Patient? – A Seminar Series for Psychotherapists
Monday evenings 27 September to 6 December 2010

Therapeutic Alliance
10 Wednesday evenings from 9 April 2008

Intergenerational Trauma Conference
Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 September 2009

The Psychotherapeutic Challenge of Working with Envy New Theory and Clinical Work Explored
27 October 2008

The Big Idea
Friday 5 (evening) and Saturday 6 March 2010