Professor Del Loewenthal's latest book is the central focus of a conference to be held at the Freud Museum, London.
Posted: 15 September 2011
Professor Del Loewenthal’s latest book is the central focus of a conference to be held at the Freud Museum, London.
The Psychotherapy without Foundations conference will explore the psychological therapies at the start of the twenty-first century. In contrast to the prevailing culture which has led to the dominance of theory-led approaches that are increasingly instrumentalised, what happens when we start by considering psychotherapy as a practice involving a meeting between two unique individuals? The conference will raise fundamental questions about the nature of knowledge in the psychological therapies and the implications for what might be meant by theory, research, ethics and indeed practice.
The publication of Post-Existentialism and the Psychological Therapies by Del Loewenthal and others, with its provocative subtitle ‘Towards a Therapy without Foundations’, raises intriguing questions about the essence of psychotherapy. Is it possible, or even necessary, to create a psychotherapy 'without foundations'?
In Del Loewenthal’s latest work 'Post-existentialism and the psychological therapies: Towards a therapy without foundations', Del explores the concept of post-existentialism through a series of essays with his co-authors Julia Cayne, Tom Cotton, Dennis Greenwood, Patrick Larsson, Robert Snell and Rhiannon Thomas, all from the Research Centre for Therapeutic Education in the Department of Psychology.
Roehampton students and staff to support local children’s literature festival for third year
This May, Barnes Children's Literature Festival returns to south west London with the University as its lead partner.
Posted: 13 April 2018
New research shows people confident in their social position are more tolerant towards others in disagreements
New research conducted by Dr Nikhila Mahadevan from the Department of Psychology shows that people who are confident in their social position are more likely to be accepting of viewpoints differing from their own.
Posted: 9 April 2018
Darwin grant awarded to build new resilient ecosystems in the British Virgin Isles
A new collaboration between Dr Louise Soanes, the RSPB and conservationists in the Caribbean aims to improve scientific understanding of ecosystem resilience
Posted: 28 March 2018