Publishers of the Mind

… is now taking submissions

We are excited to venture into publishing books on psychotherapy. Our first ten titles – for publication in early 2020 – are aimed at professional psychotherapist readers, providing summaries of key areas of clinical practice. Based upon the themes covered in our online modules, our writers are:

Jeremy Holmes on Attachment in Psychotherapy
Brett Kahr on Forensic Psychotherapy
Steven Kuchuck on Relational Psychoanalysis
Danielle Knafo on The Sexual Landscape and Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Ruth Lanius on Neurobiology and its Applications to Psychotherapy
Clara Mucci on Intergenerational Trauma in the Consulting Room
Phil Mollon on Borderline and Narcissistic States of Mind
Mary-Jayne Rust on Eco-Psychotherapy
Valerie Sinason on Working with Trauma and Dissociation
Nick Totton on Embodied Approaches to Psychotherapy

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Dr Stephen Setterberg (Publisher), Jane Ryan (CEO of Confer), Professor Brett Kahr (Editor-in-Chief), Dr Kathy Rooney (Consultant Executive Director), , Suzy Lucas (Publishing Consultant), Helen Whitehorn (Production Manager),Christina Wipf Perry (Director of Publishing), Liz Wilson (Publishing Manager).


A separate tranche of books, written for both psychotherapists and all those interested in psychotherapeutic ideas will be published in 2020 and 2021. These books are intended to deepen understanding of psychological, relational and emotional processes – to be explorations of ideas that get to grips with the complexities of being a human in an extraordinary era.

Written primarily but not exclusively by psychotherapists, the titles will be connected by issues that are of interest to people curious about therapy’s take on such universal concerns as the intricacies of desire; the challenge of staying sane in an increasingly disorganised world; how newly wired minds are emerging in the digital space; psycho-spiritual growth in the time of climate chaos. Other titles might include works that are more closely related to therapy, such as whether compassion is the cure for madness or whether psychopaths can be cured.

As such we will be both accepting submissions and seeking authors who can meet the challenge of writing for an intellectual readership in an engaging, readable and narrative-led form. Writers will be given generous one-to-one editorial support when needed.

Commissioning begins in August 2019.



To submit a manuscript for consideration, please write to our Commissioning Editor, Christina Wipf Perry: using the subject Line ‘Book Proposal’ and attach the following:-

  • A 250 (max) description of the book
  • A table of contents
  • Sample chapters (one or two)
  • Brief biography
  • Estimated word count of final book (20k-100k words)
  • Confirmation that the work has not been previously published
  • Estimated completion time required to finish book

Please allow 10 weeks for a response

Submit a Book Proposal