Event: Do We Need a Critical Psychotherapy?

On Saturday 13 June I’m speaking at a one day conference on ‘Critical Psychotherapy’. The event is open to anyone interested in psychotherapy and exploring these issues. I hope to see some of you there. The following information is taken from their advertisement, and is not in my own words. To find out more about the event, please get in touch with the organisers directly.

Freud Museum and The University of Roehampton presents …

Do We Need a Critical Psychotherapy?

Exploring the talking therapies in neoliberal society

Saturday 13th June 2015 Day Conference

9.30am – 5.00pm

Critical Psychotherapy book coverSpeakers from different theoretical perspectives address questions about the provision of talking therapies in contemporary society, and how it affects therapeutic practice.

  • Is it important for psychotherapy to be ‘critical’ and socially engaged?
  • Do psychotherapists do a disservice to their clients by not being so?
  • Do psychotherapy trainings discourage critical thought and promote an other-wordly sense of psychotherapy and the ‘inner world’?
  • What models of ‘mental illness’ and ‘mental health’ are appropriate for psychotherapy in the 21st century?
  • Have mental health services and the ‘mental health agenda’ become part of the ideological mechanisms of neo-liberal society?

This conference will be of interest and benefit to anyone involved in psychotherapy today.

Speakers include:

  • Del Loewenthal
  • Julian Lousada
  • Ian Parker
  • Hugh Middleton
  • David Morgan
  • Adrian Cocking
  • Mari Ruti
  • Anastasios Gaitanidis
  • Julie Walsh
  • Tom Cotton
  • Jay Watts
  • Rai Waddingham

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Registration: £60 / £45 concessions (£5 discount for members of the Freud Museum and students and staff of Roehampton University)

Pre-Conference Evening Symposium

Thursday 11th June 2015
7pm – 9pm

The Many Faces of ‘Critical Psychotherapy’: An evening of dialogue and debate

Talks and discussion at the Anna Freud Centre exploring different notions of the term ‘critical psychotherapy’ and putting them into dialogue.

  • Del Loewenthal – Introduction
  • Michael Rustin – Work in Contemporary Capitalism
  • Steven Groarke – Psychoanalysis and Resistance
  • Andrew Samuels – The Activist Client

Registration: £12 / £8 concessions

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Contact the Freud Museum for more information:

Freud Museum London, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX

+44 (0)20 7435 2002,,  [email protected]