Susie Orbach Conference

Susie Orbach Conference

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in News and Events

On Saturday 22 April, under the auspices of Confer, Susie Orbach’s outstanding contribution to psychotherapy was celebrated in a sold out event at Foyles bookstore in London. Entitled: ‘Psychotherapy is a Cultural Issue: The influence of Susie Orbach’s work on theory, practice and values’  the event was chaired by The Balint Consultancy’s Amita Sehgal.  Presentations […]

Recent Publications

Recent Publications

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in News and Events, Publications

Brett Kahr has published Coffee with Freud, part of the Karnac Books “Interviews with Icons” series, in which he resurrects Sigmund Freud for a “posthumous interview” in which he discusses his life and work.  The book contains a great deal of unpublished or little-known historical material about Freud derived from Brett’s interviews with some of […]

Spring News

Spring News

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in News and Events

Spring 2017 has been a very busy time for us; here is a summary of our news.   Susie Orbach: I very much enjoyed talking with the BACP (the largest organisation of therapists in the UK) at the Guildhall recently;  500 people in the room were joined by another 2000 on a closed webcast. After […]

Events Report

Events Report

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in News and Events

Book Launch: In therapy – how conversations with therapists really work. In November, Balint Consultants Brett Kahr and Susie Orbach spoke to a jam packed event at Daunt Books in Marylebone. Brett interviewed Susie about her work and career to a rapt audience who were there to celebrate the publication of Susie’s new book, In Therapy. […]

Forthcoming Publications

Forthcoming Publications

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Publications

During the last several months, Brett Kahr has had three journal articles accepted for publication. His paper on “ ‘How to Cure Family Disturbance’: Enid Balint and the Creation of Couple Psychoanalysis” will appear in the next issue of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis. His article on “Ursula Longstaff Bowlby (1916-2000):  The Creative Muse Behind the […]

Susie Orbach’s Books of the Year

Susie Orbach’s Books of the Year

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Publications

Susie Orbach’s books of the year for The Guardian. “It is hard not to put Han Kang’s Human Acts (translated by Deborah Smith, Portobello) at the top of the list. Her way of telling about the events of a 10-day insurgency in Gwangju, South Korea, in 1980 and its psychological, spiritual and political aftermath opened my eyes to the […]

Film Launch: The Bridges Project

Film Launch: The Bridges Project

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in News and Events

Last March, Susanna Abse joined 27 policy makers, academics, writers and social entrepreneurs in Florence for a symposium that offered a unique space for multi-disciplinary thinking.  The Bridges Project offers different thinking for a different kind of politics, which is much needed in the present climate.  The project, a partnership between the Open Society European […]

What Goes Round Sometimes Doesn’t …

What Goes Round Sometimes Doesn’t …

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in News and Events

Back in 2009 Karnac Books published a collection of papers containing psychoanalytic perspectives on sex, attachment and couple psychotherapy. Indeed, ‘Sex, Attachment and Couple Psychotherapy’ was the title chosen by the editor, Christopher Clulow, for this first book in the Library of Couple Psychoanalysis, which marked the sixtieth anniversary of the Tavistock Centre for Couple […]

Talks and Presentations this Autumn

Talks and Presentations this Autumn

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in News and Events

In September Dr Amita Seghal was invited by the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) to speak at their annual meeting held in New Delhi. IAFL is a worldwide association of around 720 practising lawyers who are recognized by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries.

New Publications from Susie Orbach and Professor Kahr

New Publications from Susie Orbach and Professor Kahr

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Publications

Professor Kahr’s latest book, Coffee with Freud, which is part of the “Interviews with Icons” series, and a sequel to his well received book Tea with Winnicott, will be published by Karnac Books in time for Christmas! “Sigmund Freud pays another visit to Vienna’s renowned Café Landtmann, where he had often enjoyed reading newspapers and sipping […]

Susanna Abse appointed to new commission

Susanna Abse appointed to new commission

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in News and Events

Susanna Abse has been appointed to sit on a new commission on mental health. The commission which is chaired by Professor Paul Burstow will examine the wider social determinants of mental illness; consider the adoption of assets based approaches and preventative early intervention across the life course.

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