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Dr Neil Altman

Neil Altman, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and psychoanalyst, best known for his writing on psychotherapeutic work in the public sector from a psychoanalytic perspective. He has also written extensively on child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Dr. Altman is the author of The Analyst in the Inner City: Race, Class, and Culture through a Psychoanalytic Lens, Second Edition (2009). He is co-author of Relational Child Psychotherapy (2002). In his writing, Dr. Altman has considered how psychoanalytic concepts can illuminate clinical processes in public sector and community-based work, equally with the processes that occur in the more familiar office-based context. Dr. Altman is Visiting Professor at the Ambedkar University of Delhi, India, where his pioneering work in community-based interventions with socially marginalized people has been Fulbright funded. He is an Honorary Member of the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society. He is Editor Emeritus and Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues: The International Journal of Relational Perspectives. Dr Neil Altman

Past and present Confer events
Advances in Relational Psychotherapy
Online module

War in the Consulting Room
Saturday 10 December 2016

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Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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