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Professor Brett Kahr - Academic Consultant to Confer

Professor Brett Kahr has worked in the mental health profession for over 40 years. He is Senior Fellow at Tavistock Relationships at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology in London, as well as Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health and, also, a Consultant Psychotherapist at The Balint Consultancy. A Trustee of the Freud Museum London and of Freud Museum Publications, he is the author or editor of ten books on a range of topics, including D.W. Winnicott: A Biographical Portrait, which received the Gradiva Award for Biography, as well as Sex and the Psyche, the best-selling study of the traumatic origin of sexual fantasies. His most recent book, New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy: Exploring the Work of Estela V. Welldon, contains a chapter by Carine Minne. He has also served as Series Editor for over 50 books on forensic psychotherapy, on couple and family psychoanalysis, and on the history of psychoanalysis. Formerly the Resident Psychotherapist at B.B.C. Radio 2, he maintains a long-standing interest in the dissemination of psychological knowledge to the general public. Professor Brett Kahr


Past and present Confer events
The Nature of Trauma and Dissociation
Online module

Forensic Psychotherapy: Pathologies and Treatment Strategies
Online module

Confer's 20th Anniversary Conference!
Saturday 24 November 2018

Bombs in the Consulting Room
Saturday 9 June 2018

Psychotherapy is a Cultural Issue
Saturday 22 April 2017

Interpretation or Intersubjective Communication?
Saturday 19 March 2016

Why are we Murderous?
The Psychodynamic Treatment of the Forensic Patient

Saturday 17 October 2015

Working Psychotherapeutically with Sadism
Friday 10 October 2014

Psychotherapeutic Skills Summer School - Working with 'Borderline patients'
Tuesday 28 June to Saturday 2 July 2011

Facing Sexuality
Saturday 1 October 2011
Cultural Narratives and Psychological Therapies
Friday 4 & Saturday 5 April 2008
The Big Idea
Friday 5 (evening) and Saturday 6 March 2010






Book of the Month
Brett Kahr's Top Ten Psychotherapy Books - 2017
Professor Brett Kahr certainly knows something about the art of authoring books. Over the years he has written or edited ten volumes, and has served as series editor of some fifty further titles. Earlier this year, he published Coffee with Freud (Karnac Books, 2017) and, more recently, New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy... More >>
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...