Previous Monday evening meeting

WMIP members and general public are welcome

19th July 2010

7.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Meta Self/better self – An attachment perspective on the Superego

Professor Jeremy Holmes

Professor Holmes is a psychiatrist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, currently a member of the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy.  Now partially retired, he has a small private practice; has set up and runs a psychoanalytic psychotherapy training programme at Exeter University, where he is visiting Professor; and lectures nationally and internationally.  For 35 years he worked as Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist in the NHS, providing a district psychotherapy service, focussing especially on people with Borderline Personality Disorder.  He was Chair of the Psychotherapy Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 1998-2002.

He has  written/edited 120 + papers and book chapters in the field of  Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis, and 15 books including John Bowlby and Attachment Theory (1992), and co-editing Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy (2005, with Glen Gabbard and Judy Beck).  His latest is Exploring In Security: Towards an Attachment-informed Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Routledge 2010).  He was recipient of the 2009 New York Attachment Consortium Bowlby-Ainsworth Founders Award. 


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