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Professor Andrew Samuels

Andrew Samuels has been writing about men and masculinity for almost 40 years. For 15 years, he convened the Male Psychology Workshop of the Society of Analytical Psychology. He was one of the plenary speakers at the inaugural conference of the British Psychological Society's Division of Male Psychology, and also keynoted the European Association for Psychotherapy conference with a paper on men's issues. He has been active in many areas of the anti-sexist men's movement.

He is also well-known internationally for his work on therapy and politics, economics, spirituality, gender, sexuality, and sexual misconduct. Andrew was Chair of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. He was one of the two co-founders of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility and a co-founder of the Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy. His many books have been translated into 23 languages and include The Political Psyche (1993), Politics on the Couch (2001), Persons, Passions, Psychotherapy, Politics (2014), A New Therapy for Politics? (2015), Relational Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling (co-edited, 2014), and Analysis and Activism: Social and Political Contributions of Jungian Psychology (co-edited, 2016).

He is Professor of Analytical Psychology at Essex and Visiting Professor at New York, London, Roehampton and Macau Universities. His website is famous for the numerous spontaneous short videoed talks ('Andrew's Rants'):
Professor Andrew Samuels

Professor Andrew Samuels

Past and present Confer events
Advances in Relational Psychotherapy
Online module

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

Men on the Couch
Saturday 23 September 2017

Psychotherapy is a Cultural Issue
Saturday 22 April 2017

My Most Remarkable Session
Saturday 14 January 2017

War in the Consulting Room
Saturday 10 December 2016

Transforming Losses
Monday evenings 5 October - 7 December 2015

The Artist in Therapy
Saturday 20 June 2015

The Impossible Profession?
Monday 17 March 2014

The Gift of the Wounded Healer
Saturday 28 September 2013

Relational Turns in Psychotherapy: Creativity and Conformity, Sexuality and the Father
Saturday 1 December 2012

The Psychotherapeutic Challenge Of Understanding And Working With Intimacy - A Multi-Disciplinary Conference
19 & 20 June 2009

Contemporary Views on Working with Transference
5 June, 26 June, 25 September & 6 November 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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