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Professor Joy Schaverien

Professor Joy Schaverien is a Jungian analyst. Her new book featured as Guardian book of the day:

Professor Joy Schaverien is a Jungian analyst, a Training Analyst for the Society of Analytical Psychology with a private practice in the East Midlands. She is Visiting Professor for the Northern Programme for Art Psychotherapy and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology. Before becoming an analyst she trained in fine art at the Slade and she has written extensively on the links between art and psychoanalysis including her monographs The Revealing Image and Desire and the Female Therapist. She is working on a new book on this topic to be published by Routledge. Her latest book, illustrated with pictures made in analysis, is Boarding School Syndrome: The Psychological Trauma of the Privileged Child published by Routledge in June 2015.


Past and present Confer events
The Artist in Therapy
Saturday 20 June 2015

The Establishment on the Couch
Saturday 9 May 2015

The Therapeutic Frame
10 January to 21 March 2011

Countertransferences, Intersubjective Fields and Enactments
5 June, 26 June, 25 September & 6 November 2010






Book of the Month
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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