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Ann Shearer

Ann Shearer is a senior analyst with the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists in London and teaches widely in both the UK and elsewhere. She was involved in the International Association for Analytical Psychology training in Russia for over a decade and has been a visiting teacher for the IAAP group in Bulgaria for the past five years. She has written many professional articles and book chapters, with a particular interest in the links between psychology and mythology. The most recent of her own 10 books is Why Don't Psychotherapists Laugh? Enjoyment and the Consulting Room, which came out last year.


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

Live Supervision
Friday 8 May 2009

Psychotherapeutic Work with Structures and Disorders of the Self
Wednesday 14 April - Wednesday 14 July 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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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...