Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures (Conference, Glasgow, 3-4 April 2017)

The Wellcome Trust-funded conference ‘Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures’ at the University of Glasgow brings contemporary Western expertise into dialogue with psychotherapeutic approaches from ‘other’ spatially, historically or otherwise ‘distant’ cultures. Having confirmed the programme of speakers for the event, we are delighted to announce that general registration is now open. Registration costs Read the full article…

Undissolved (Performance, London, 17-18 July 2014)

‘Bodies never lie’ – Agnes de Miller Visual Art and Performance. Presence and Absence. Though seemingly unrelated pairs of words, there is an intrinsic undercurrent of rhythm which connects practice based disciplines towards each other – this often brings out various connections, connotations, and inferences. All 12 artists exhibiting engage with this very undissolved threshold Read the full article…

Psychedelics and Psychotherapy: A Historical Workshop (UCL, 26 July 2014)

Psychedelics and Psychotherapy: A Historical Workshop UCL Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines 26th July 2014 While cultural histories of  psychedelics have become a popular industry, there has been comparatively little work done on the ways in which mind altering substances, such as LSD or psilocybin, have been used by psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and psychologists Read the full article…

Paul Moloney, The Therapy Industry – Review by Jenny Laws

Jenny Laws, post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Medical Humanities and Department of Geography, Durham University, reviews Paul Moloney, The Therapy Industry: The Irresistible Rise Of The Talking Cure, And Why It Doesn’t Work (London: Pluto Press, 2013). You can download a sample of the book here. Many thanks to Pluto Press for permission Read the full article…

From Moral Treatment to Psychological Therapies: Histories of Psychotherapeutics (CFP, Conference, London, 11–13 October 2013)

CFP: From Moral Treatment to Psychological Therapies: Histories of Psychotherapeutics from the York Retreat to the Present Day. Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines, UCL 11-13th October 2013 Whilst the history of psychiatry has become a well developed field of scholarship, there remain few examinations of psychotherapeutic treatments beyond histories of psychoanalytic approaches. This Read the full article…

Feelings Inside: Emotional & embodied geographies of ‘the bodily interior’, Fourth International & Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies (CFP, Session, Groningen, Netherlands, 1-3 July 2013),

Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies 1-3 July 2013 at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands Session: Feelings Inside: Emotional and embodied geographies of ‘the bodily interior’ Session Organisers: Rachel Colls and Abi McNiven, Durham University, UK. CALL FOR PAPERS: This call for papers is interested in the various ways in which the Read the full article…

Psychoanalysis, Literature and Practice (Seminar Series, University of London, 2012-13)

School of Advanced Study, University of London and Institute of English Studies Present Psychoanalysis, Literature and Practice Convenors: Jan Campbell (University of Birmingham) and Emma Francis (University of Warwick). This group focuses on psychoanalysis in relation to contemporary debates about sexuality, affect, time, trauma, memory, space, virtual life and the life of objects. We bring Read the full article…

Movement and nonverbal communication with people with disabilities (Workshop, Edinburgh, February 2012)

This workshop is part of the professional development series The Therapeutic Use of Embodied Experiences – A series of intensive weekends. Led by Ruth Massie, it will be held over Saturday 18- Sunday 19 February  at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. These intensive weekends aim to support the development of awareness of relational and personal issues Read the full article…