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PROFESSOR BRETT KAHR’S BOOK ON SEXUAL FANTASIES.

The distinguished American bibliophilic website, Shepherd.com, has kindly chosen Professor Brett Kahr’s book on sexual fantasies, Who’s Been Sleeping in Your Head?:  The Secret World of Sexual Fantasies (New York:  Basic Books) – published in the United Kingdom as Sex and the Psyche (London:  Allen Lane / Penguin Books) – as one of its core titles.

In response, Professor Kahr has supplied brief reviews of his five favourite books on the “secret underbelly of sexual psychology”.

Please click on the following link:

https://shepherd.com/best-books/the-secret-underbelly-of-sexual-psychology

The best books on the secret underbelly of sexual psychology

By Brett Kahr

Why am I passionate about this?

I have worked in the mental health profession for over forty years. Currently, I serve as Senior Fellow at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology in London, and as Visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis and Mental Health at Regent’s University London, as well as Honorary Director of Research at the Freud Museum London. I also hold posts as Chair of the Scholars Committee of the British Psychoanalytic Council and as Honorary Fellow of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, and I have authored eighteen books and have served as series editor for some eighty-five further titles.  Read more…

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The Writer’s Dilemma

A New Podcast with Susie Orbach

https://www.spiracleaudiobooks.com/search-books?keyword=%22the+writer%27s+dilemma+podcast%22&page=1

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Thursday, 7 March

Beyond the Couch: Psychoanalyst Perspectives with Susie Orbach

The Brent Centre presents an enlightening evening with Susie Orbach, where we’ll delve into fascinating psychoanalyst perspectives.

Location

Freud Museum London 20 Maresfield Gardens London NW3 5SX

Full details and tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beyond-the-couch-psychoanalyst-perspectives-with-susie-orbach-tickets-807658888477?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendees

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“Psychotherapy at Play”

with Dr Susie Orbach

Medical Psychotherapy Trainees and Trainers Conference 2023 – “Psychotherapy at Play”

Friday 26th May, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

We are excited that the 2023 Medical Psychotherapy Trainees and Trainers Conference is fast approaching. It promises to be an interesting and inspiring day featuring a rich diversity of renowned speakers. Programme highlights include Dr Susie Orbach, the world acclaimed psychotherapist and author, in conversation about her work and her writing; Prof Adrian Sutton, Director of the Squiggle Foundation, speaking about the importance of play in his work with children and adolescents; Dr Haroula Konstantinidou on relational prescribing and Dr Simon Heyland on the use of language in working with medically unexplained symptoms.

This year for the first time we are hosting a collaborative conference, organised jointly by medical psychotherapy trainees and PsychArt, a trainee-led organisation celebrating the arts in psychiatry.  We are pleased to be able to welcome professionals working in or interested in the disciplines of Psychotherapy, Psychiatry and the Arts as well as offering a great discounted rate for students. 

We are pleased to invite submissions for an art competition where we encourage you to express what being alive means for you. All artistic media are welcome. 

Book your tickets here before they sell out as places are limited. 

We look forward to welcoming you,

The Conference Committee 2023 and PsychArt

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The Contribution of Psychotherapy to Wider Social Change – Dr Susie Orbach

This Event is a part of the Therapy and Social Change Seminar Series

What can the world of psychotherapy and counselling contribute to wider social justice and progressive social change? Lynne Gabriel and Kate Smith interview one of the most socially influentially psychotherapists in the world, Dr Susie Orbach

Book your place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-contribution-of-psychotherapy-to-wider-social-change-dr-susie-orbach-tickets-579893897257

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Intersectional Perspectives of Eating Disorders

Understanding the symptom as an expression of intrapsychic, interpersonal, and cultural experience

Saturday 11 February 2023

A live webinar or In Person event with Dr Mazella Fuller, Maimunah Mosli, Dr Susie Orbach, Fajariah Saban and Dr Charlynn Small, Chaired by Karen Carberry

https://web.archive.org/web/20230602004342if_/https://www.confer.uk.com/event/perspectives.html/embed#?secret=kavS41FX1V#?secret=Ljb7m9fGWE

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HONORARY FELLOWSHIP FOR PROFESSOR BRETT KAHR.

We are very pleased to announce that the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy has awarded Professor Brett Kahr an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his lifetime contributions to the mental health profession.

Kahr has contributed to the organisation since its founding in 1993 and has, over the years, served as its Special Media Adviser, as a member of the Board of Trustees, and as a member of the Chief Executive Officer’s Creative Strategy Group.  He also became Spokesperson for the organisation’s campaign on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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October 31st 11.00am-Midday Professor Brett Kahr

“When mummy wants you to die” can infanticidal wishes be survived ?

Presented by Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training

A one hour ZOOM special event reading with Professor Brett Kahr Please note events are live stream only they are not recorded

For more information, visit:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/when-mummy-wants-you-to-die-can-infanticidal-wishes-be-survived-tickets-108857587976

About this Event

About the event 

Do some parents really hope that their children will die?

Although Sigmund Freud wrote extensively about death wishes in the family, he devoted far more attention to the child’s desire to kill the parent and, also, any unwanted siblings, rather than upon the parent’s desire to murder the child. Donald Winnicott elaborated upon parental death wishes, especially in his classic essay “Hate in the Counter-Transference”, albeit rather briskly. Building upon these foundational psychoanalytical contributions, Brett Kahr will draw upon his work with psychotic and forensic patients and, also, with normal-neurotic individuals, to explore the many ways in which maternal and paternal death wishes and death threats towards babies and children become internalised over time and, ultimately, contribute to the development of severe psychopathology. 

In this special event for the Wimbledon Guild, Professor Kahr will explore the concept of the “infanticidal attachment”, examining how early death threats can damage the very foundations of the ego structure, resulting in psychosis, suicidality, criminality, severe eating problems, life-threatening addictions, and a host of other extreme psychological states. Drawing upon extensive case material, he will consider how intensive, long-term psychoanalytically orientated treatment can contribute to the neutralisation of such toxic “infanticidal introjects”.

The speaker

Professor Brett Kahr has worked in the mental health profession for over forty years. He is Senior Fellow at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology in London, and, also, Visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis and Mental Health in the Regent’s School of Psychotherapy and Psychology at Regent’s University London. He is, additionally, a Trustee of the Freud Museum London and of Freud Museum Publications, and, also, a Trustee of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, as well as Chair of the Scholars Committee of the British Psychoanalytic Council.

Author of fifteen books, including the best-selling Sex and the Psyche, as well as the popular books Tea with Winnicott and Coffee with Freud, he has also served as series editor for sixty further titles. His most recent books include: Bombs in the Consulting Room: Surviving Psychological Shrapnel; Celebrity Mad: Why Otherwise Intelligent People Worship Fame; and Dangerous Lunatics: Trauma, Criminality, and Forensic Psychotherapy.

He works full-time in independent practice and as a Consultant Psychotherapist to The Balint Consultancy.

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Susie Orbach Talks

PESI – International Women’s Trauma Conference – 18/19 November 2021

https://web.cvent.com/event/7cf5013b-639d-43d5-83fa-e3fd7b8be3c1/summary
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The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness

Mark Solms in conversation with Susie Orbach

Available On Demand at https://www.freud.org.uk/event/on-demand-the-hidden-spring-a-journey-to-the-source-of-consciousness/

Please note: this event has already taken place therefore booking is for recording access only. On booking, your unique access codes will be included in your Eventbrite confirmation email and will have access for 30 days.

Tickets are offered on a pay-what-you-can basis, with a suggested donation of £10. Thank you in advance for your support of the museum at this very difficult time.

Booking closes at 11.30pm on 31 July 2021.

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The era-defining book that will forever change the way you understand your mind.

‘To say this work is encyclopaedic is to diminish its poetic, psychological and theoretical achievement. This is required reading’ – Susie Orbach, author In Therapy

‘Truly a remarkable book. It changes everything’ – Brian Eno

Join psychoanalyst, neuropsychologist and author, Mark Solms as he discusses his latest publication, The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness with psychoanalyst, psychotherapist, writer and social critic, Susie Orbach.

The neuropsychologist who discovered the brain’s mechanism for dreaming returns with a jaw-dropping insight into human consciousness that reframes everything we know about the workings of the mind.

How does the mind connect to the body? Why does it feel like something to be us? For one of the boldest thinkers in neuroscience, solving this puzzle has been a lifetime’s quest. Now at last, the man who discovered the brain mechanism for dreaming appears to have made a breakthrough.

The very idea that a solution is at hand may seem outrageous. Isn’t consciousness intangible, beyond the reach of science? Yet Mark Solms shows how misguided fears and suppositions have concealed its true nature. Stick to the medical facts, pay close attention to the eerie testimony of hundreds of neurosurgery patients, and a way past our obstacles reveals itself.

Join Solms on a voyage into the extraordinary realms beyond. More than just a philosophical argument, The Hidden Spring will forever alter how you understand your own experience. There is a secret buried in the brain’s ancient foundations: bring it into the light and we fathom all the depths of our being.

The Hidden Spring is available to purchase via the Freud Museum London online shop >>Author Balint ConsultancyPosted on Categories News and Events