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Dr Richard Gipps

Dr Richard Gipps is a clinical psychologist and philosopher with a long-standing interest in psychotherapy, phenomenology and psychoanalysis. He co-chairs the Oxford Interdisciplinary Seminars in Psychoanalysis and the Institute of Psychoanalysis Philosophy Study Group. He has a private practice in psychotherapy and is associate of the Faculty of Philosophy in Oxford. He researches philosophical issues in the theory and practice of psychotherapy and in the phenomenology of psychosis. Dr Richard Gipps


Past and present Confer events
What is the Goal of Psychotherapy?
Saturday 28 January 2017

Where are the Boundaries of Self and Other?
Saturday 14 May 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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