Research Group

Comparative Psychoanalysis

A hand drawn map of links between names of psychoanalyst theorists.

Studying controversy and dialogue in psychoanalysis

Intellectual, personal and institutional conflict is endemic in the history of psychoanalysis. Alongside this there are creative efforts to establish understanding and communication between perspectives.

The work of our research group includes historical reassessment, conceptual clarification, clinical exploration, reflection on the future of psychoanalysis and attempts to articulate the conditions for fruitful dialogue. The image used to represent this research group was created by Dr Ernst Falzeder, a respected researcher of psychoanalytic movements and friend of the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at Essex.

Our research group encourages and supports many applications for PhD projects dealing with the history of psychoanalysis. To find research supervision please view our list of members below and click the profiles to discover an individual's research interests and supervision status.

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Research Group Organiser Dr David Henderson
University of Essex
Departmental Director of Research Dr Raluca Soreanu
University of Essex