The State We Are In: Psychotherapy for Interesting Times


The Guild of Psychotherapists presents an exciting afternoon of drama and discussion on Saturday 1 July 2017. Called The State We Are In: Psychotherapy for Interesting Times, the afternoon begins with a vibrant professional reading of Josh Appignanesi's new play, Well Being, in which rival therapists go head to head over dinner, exposing each other's limitations - whatever the cost. The play tackles with comic aplomb the clash between cognitive behavioural and psychoanalytic therapies - and how these two approaches relate to the modern managerial state's desire to quantify and control.

Afterwards, a panel will respond to the play, bringing wide-ranging perspectives about the most urgent priorities for contemporary psychotherapy. The panel consists of Josh Appignanesi, filmmaker (The New Man, The Infidel) and playwright; Haya Oakley, psychoanalyst; Dr Judith Anderson, Jungian analytic psychotherapist and member of the Climate Psychology Alliance; and Dr Phil Mollon, psychoanalyst and energy psychotherapist.

To book tickets, contact or 07833 746569, stating your name, contact details and the number of tickets required. Tickets are £20 or £15; prices are affordable to encourage broad participation and any additional donations are very welcome. As this is a fundraising event for the Guild's reduced fee psychotherapy clinic, underwritten by a few individuals, we would really appreciate you telling your friends and colleagues about this exciting and innovative event.



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