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Joanna Fortune is an accredited psychotherapist specialising in the parent-child relationship. She is the author of 4 best-selling books (15-Minute Parenting 0-7 years; 8-12 years; Teenage years and Why We Play). She is the host of the 15-Minute parenting podcast. She founded the Solamh Parent Child Relationship Clinic in Dublin...
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Jim Parris has successfully worked for many years in the world of music and has also collaborated in spoken word, dance, theatre and outdoor arts. In 2021 Jim was awarded a Ph D from the School of Social Work, Community and Care at the University of Central Lancashire for his...
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Jem was one of the founders of the Association of Psychosocial Studies. Formerly a sociologist at the University of the West of England and Pro-VC. Now, and for some time, a psychotherapist and member of Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy, the British Psychoanalytic Council and the College of Psychoanalysts. Occasionally teaching...
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Adopting a discourse analytic and psychoanalytic approach to social and political analysis, my research engages broadly with theories of ideology, political economy, and democracy, seeking to delimit a field of investigation I call critical fantasy studies. I am especially interested in the role fantasy can play in helping us understand...
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Dr Jane Woodend MSc BACP (Accred): I am co-director of Five Valleys Counselling Practice Ltd in Stroud, Gloucestershire, and undertake counselling, supervisory and mentoring roles for a wide range of people and organisations. I qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) in 2000 and have been...
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Jane is a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist and the director of two counselling and psychotherapy centres in Colchester and Ipswich. She has managed health services for more than 23 years and been practicing for over 20 years in a variety of healthcare and mental health settings. She is interested in...
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Member of the executive committee of the Association for Psychosocial Studies and Associate Professor in Communications, St Mary's University.
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Jacinta Kent is a Group analyst in Training, Trauma-Informed Therapist and Intersectional Practice Consultant, with experience of working in the NHS, private practice, and third sector. She specialises in working with survivors of trauma and psychosocial activism. She is an associate member of the Institute of Group Analysis and registered...
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I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a retired academic from the Faculty of Education, U of Cambridge.
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Iris Aleida Pinzón Arteaga is a psychologist, social researcher, and Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at University of Albany, New York. She’s a member of the interdisciplinary research group ‘Violence, Language, and Cultural Studies’ of the Autonomous University of Bucaramanga (Colombia). Her research involves the deployment of psychoanalytic concepts and critical...
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I was born and raised in Ireland of mixed Irish and continental European parentage from different religions. Following training in general nursing, marriage and raising a family, a change of direction in mid-life led me to enter the field of mental health, training first as a mental health nurse in...
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I am MA psychology and now 3 years psychoanalysis study and both personal analysis with professor alimoradian online from paris
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Helene Aarseth is Professor at Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo. She is interested in psychosocial theory, Bourdieu and Frankfurt School Theory. Her research focuses on gender, class and everyday life, with a particular emphasis on parenting and social class. She is currently involved in a research project on...
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I am a PhD researcher at the University of Central Lancashire. My study is in understanding adolescent identity through the lens of psychosocial and psychoanalytic theory. Previously working for many years as a teacher, I currently work in the mental health profession, supporting young students.
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Researching a PhD at QMUL: a non-fiction novel centred on a relative’s experiences of high-security psychiatric institutions (Broadmoor, Ashworth, Rampton) in England from 1972-2002. My work combines social histories and theoretical analysis of life in psychiatric carceral institutions and explores experiences of mental distress in the context of inter-generational trauma,...
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I am currently a PhD candidate in Psychology interested in exploring how young children (ages 6 - 9 years old) construct their 'racial' identity within a specific educational context in South Africa. I am using a psychosocial framework and particularly interested in narrative/discursive methods alongside psychoanalytic understanding (contemporary attachment theory)...
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I am a professor at the Department of Caring and Ethics at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Stavanger, Norway, and leads the research group “Professional Relations in Welfare Professions”. Through a psycho-social perspective, I have a special interest in the emotional, existential, relational, and ethical aspects...
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With a PhD in social sciences, as well as practical experience as a qualified social worker, I enjoyed an academic career until my retirement in 2021. Focusing primarily on the organization, management and delivery of services to children and their families, I have researched and published my work over three...
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My name is Durga Menon. I am an indian psychodynamic psychotherapist new to the field of mental health. I have worked and trained in other sub-fields of psychology before beginning my career as a psychotherapist, and have graduated with a Masters' of Science in Psychology in India. Apart from my...
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I am a lecturer and a Programme Director in counselling & psychotherapy at the Psychosocial Department, Birkbeck University of London, and an associate senior lecturer in language and intercultural education at King’s College London. I am also a doctoral researcher at the Open University where I am about to complete...
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Dr Deborah L. S. Wright, is a BPC registrant, a Psychotherapist in private practice and an Academic, Lecturer, and the Programme Director of the Clinical Professional Doctorate Programs, in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at The University of Essex, as well as an Artist, Printmaker, and Illustrator. Her...
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Dr Christopher Scanlon (DPhil) independent psycho-socialist Researcher/Consultant, Consultant Adult and Forensic Psychotherapist, Training Group Analyst (Institute of Group Analysis (UK) and the Irish Group Analytic Society), professional associate Tavistock Institute for Human Relations, associate lecturer in Psychosocial Studies at the Tavistock Clinic and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education...
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Christina Buxton BSc, DipPsych, MA, MPhil, PGCertHE, FHEA, C.Psychol, AFBPsS, CSci, Reg MBACP I am a Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the BPS, and a Chartered Scientist and currently work as programme lead at the University of Chester for the Professional Doctorate in Psychological Trauma and Counselling and Psychotherapy. I...
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I am a couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Hampshire but I have a longstanding interest in research completing an M.Phil in 2017 at Southampton University exploring the impact of Huntingtons Disease on couple relationships. Currently I act as an advisor to a qualitative research project exploring the experiences...
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Chris Mowles is Professor of Complexity and Management and Director of the Doctor of Management programme at the University of Hertfordshire.
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Candida Yates is Professor of Culture and Communication at Bournemouth University; she applies a psychosocial approach to culture, politics and society and has published widely in that field. She works with academics, clinicians, creatives and cultural organisations to create new understandings of emotion and affect in the public sphere. At...
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Callum Blades MA, BA (hons) is an interdisciplinary lecturer and PhD researcher at Bournemouth University with a background in psychosocial studies, psychodynamics and psychoanalysis, applying to political culture, conspiracy theories and contemporary society. He works with scholars, academics, counsellors and political theorists in order to contribute further knowledge of psychosocial...
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Currently studying Psychology as an undergraduate. Mostly interested in Occupational Psychology and social studies involving inequality in society.
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I am Professor of Health Humanities and Psychosocial Studies at the University of Stavanger in Norway. I have a humanities background and hold a PhD in Cultural Studies (University of Leeds, 2006). In broad terms, my research is characterized by interdisciplinary engagement across the humanities, social sciences, health sciences and...
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After a brief early career as a clinical psychologist in the British National Health Service, Barry was an academic at the University of East London, and then at Bournemouth University, where he is now Emeritus Professor of Political Psychology. Amongst his books are Disciplines of Delight: the Psychoanalysis of Popular...
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Asta holds an MA in Art Psychotherapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Group Analytic studies, as well as a BA and an MA in Fine Arts. She is currently studying for a PhD in Psychosocial Studies at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and has an interest in visual methodologies.
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A relational psychotherapist, working towards developing quality care in the mental health field. Passionate about community care engagement and mental health advocacy. My therapeutic style integrates psychodynamic therapy, relational approaches and narrative practices. I adopt multi-disciplinary working with stakeholders, including children and young people from 13-25 years of age, families,...
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I am a clinical neuropsychologist from India who is currently training in neuroimaging. I have a deep interest in neurorehabilitation and how group processes may be integral to recovery of functioning and wellbeing.
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I run community arts projects aimed at helping people explore their creativity and identity as artists.
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Ambrose Hogan works part-time in teacher education, balancing academic responsibilities with childcare, other public service duties, and research into how psychoanalytic thinking can assist us understand day-to-day teaching. He is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytic Council, and is also engaged in performance practice.
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I'm a relational psychodynamic psychotherapist (regd. MBACP) and a qualitative researcher based in Edinburgh, UK.