Professor Rosemary Rizq awarded the Peter Loewenberg Prize 2020 by the American Psychoanalytic Association
- Monday, November 30, 2020
Rosemary Rizq, Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton, has been awarded the Peter Loewenberg Prize 2020 by the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsA) for the best paper on psychoanalytically informed research in the biobehavioural sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
Rosemary will present her paper: 'Familiar Artifice: ways of telling in the short story, psychoanalysis and Alice Munro's The Moons of Jupiter' at the 2021 National Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association. The paper critiques notions of 'narrative coherence' and 'autobiographical competence' that are prevalent within popular therapeutic culture. Instead of drawing on linear, sequential modes of narrative that appear to be typical of the novel, she instead proposes the short story as a more appropriate literary model for the telling of a self within therapy.
Professor Rosemary Rizq is a Chartered Psychologist, an HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist and a UKCP accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She has worked for many years in the NHS and in independent practice. As Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Roehampton’s Department of Psychology, she teaches psychoanalytic theory and practice for trainees on the PsychD Counselling Psychology programme. She has published widely in the fields of psychotherapeutic training and clinical practice, the organizational dynamics of public sector services, and the relationship between psychoanalysis and literature. Her book, 'The Industrialisation of Care', was co-edited with Catherine Jackson and published by PCCS Books in 2019. She is currently working on a book exploring the relationship between fiction and psychoanalysis, to be published by Routledge in 2021. She is also co-editor, along with Dr James Davies and Dr Anne Guy, of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence publication 'Guidance for Psychological Therapists: enabling conversations with clients taking or withdrawing from prescribed psychiatric drugs', and has co-edited the short-read version: 'A short guide to what every psychological therapist should know about working with psychiatric drugs'.