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Jon Sletvold

Jon Sletvold is a licensed specialist in clinical psychology and psychotherapy. He was founding Board Director and is currently Faculty, Training and Supervising Analyst at the Norwegian Character Analytic Institute. He is former chair of the Psychotherapy Speciality Board of the Norwegian Psychological Association. He is the co-editor of two previous books (in Norwegian), and the author of the recently published book: The Embodied Analyst - From Freud and Reich to Relationality, which has won the Gradiva Award for the Best Book 2015. Routledge Taylor and Frances Group, January 2014.

Recent articles:
"The reading of emotional expression": Wilhelm Reich and the history of embodied analysis. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 21, 453-467, 2011.

Training analysts to work with unconscious embodied expressions. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 22, 410-429, 2012

The Ego and the Id revisited. Freud and Damasio on the body ego/self. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 94, 1019-1032, 2013.


Past and present Confer events
Embodied Approaches to Psychotherapy
Online module

Reaching Embodied Integration
Saturday 11 July 2015

Psychotherapeutic Listening with the Body
A skills development workshop

Saturday 6 December 2014

Mirror Neurons, Embodies Empathy and the Boundaries of the Self
Friday (eve) 10 and Saturday 11 January 2014







Book of the Month
Neville Symington
A Different Path: An Emotional Autobiography


"Our human task is to be lived by Life. Life as a transcendent principle. It seems to me that a reliable test of whether we have lived worthwhile lives is this: is the world a better place for my having lived in it?". Neville Symington has written a dozen books about psychoanalysis but this one is different from all the others...
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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

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