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J.F. Miller

J.F. Miller is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist with special interest and experience in education and children's learning and behavioural problems. He read Psychology and Philosophy at Saint Catherine's College, Oxford, and did his post-graduate training in Educational Psychology at the Tavistock Clinic. He worked as a county psychologist in Oxfordshire for a number of years before going into private practice, and completing an analytical training. Previously a consultant to numerous schools and organisations for deprived and troubled children in different parts of Britain, as well as Norway, Belgium and France, he has been a member of the International Association for Analytical psychology for over 30 years, and training analyst to various psychotherapy trainings.

His practice mainly involves long-term analysis of adults, but also includes couple and family consultations. His book The Triumphant Victim, on the psychopathology and treatment of sadomasochism, was published in 2013 and he is in the process of completing his next book on the issue of Society pathologising children instead of trying to understand them. He lives in Oxford where he has his analytical practice.

Past and present Confer events
Working Psychotherapeutically with Sadism
Friday 3 October 2014

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