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Dr Deborah Wright

Lecturer
Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Dr Deborah Wright
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872921

  • Location

    5A.204, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Southend Room GB.3.54, 12-1 Tuesday Colchester Room 5A.204 12-1 Friday

Profile

Biography

Deborah Wright, D.Psychodyn.Psych. is a psychotherapist trained at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation. She previously worked as a Deputy Manager, staff trainer and training consultant in residential care for people with learning difficulties and mental health problems. She is a trained artist and her patient and client work, as well as her academic and art work, relate to humans’ relationship with their environment. Registered member of: • British Psychoanalytic Council (B.P.C.) • The Foundation for Psychotherapy & Counselling (F.P.C.) • Registered Member, Member British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (M.B.A.C.P.) • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (A.F.H.E.A.) • Member of Cultural Literacy in Europe (C.L.E.) • Member of the Association for Psychosocial Studies (A.P.S.) Previous Teaching Responsibilities at the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex: Understanding Individuals Groups and Organisations : An Introduction to Psychodynamic Concepts (PA123) Child, Adolescent and Adult Development (PA125) Trauma and Recovery: A Psychodynamic Approach (PA223) Violence and Projective Processes in Individuals and Society (PA225)

Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy University of Essex,

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic studies/WPF Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy University of Roehampton,

  • BA (Hons) in Visual Communication Edinburgh College of Art and Design,

  • Art Psychotherapy Foundation Certificate Goldsmiths University of London,

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills & Attitudes Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF),

  • Skills for Clinical & Case Supervision The Skills Development Service,

  • Certificate in Supervision Level 2 (Intermediate) Norman Mark Training,

  • Understanding Organisational Dynamics Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF),

  • Certificate in Delivering Training at Foundation Level (N.V.Q.) in a Care Setting Malvern Partnership,

  • Child Protection and Safeguarding London Borough of Hounslow,

  • Understanding Early Years Outcomes London Borough of Hounslow,

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex (1/10/2016 - 31/7/2019)

  • Lecturer in Therapeutic Studies, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex (1/8/2019 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Freud, Klein, Bion, Winnicott and Object Relations

Human relations with the non-human world

Psychosocial and psychoanalytic perspective on humans’ relationships with their environment

Childrens’ and residential care clients’ relationship with their (bed)rooms

Patients’ relationship with the consulting room

Spatialisation, environmental usage and political connotations

Conferences and presentations

Stages of the Room-spatialisation Matrix in Clinical Practice

PPS Research Conference 2019: The Unconscious and Everyday life., Colchester, United Kingdom, 30/5/2019

Spatialisation and the Fomenting of Political Violence

Panel Presentation of Chapter at Book Launch of book Fomenting Political Violence – Fantasy, Language, Media, Action, London, United Kingdom, 22/2/2019

Why a 'Psychoanalytic Society'?: The 'Enterprise' of Psychoanalysis, Wollheim and the Mind

Psychoanalysis Society Open Forum, Colchester, United Kingdom, 18/10/2018

Spatialisation and the Physical Space of the Consulting room

PPS Research Conference 2018: Interdisciplinary Interventions in Depth Psychology, Colchester, United Kingdom, 31/5/2018

Rooms as Replacements for People: The Consulting Room as a Room Object

– ‘Replacement Conference’, Birkbeck (Dept. Culture and Languages, School of Arts, The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community), London, United Kingdom, 10/12/2017

The Psyche and the Social: Marking out Meaning in the Physical Space of the Consulting Room

CPS Research Conference, Colchester, United Kingdom, 1/6/2017

The Physical Space of the Consulting Room – Safety of Violence? Political Violence Legacy and Fomenting Feelings in the Clinical Setting

Fomenting Political Violence Conference, Colchester, United Kingdom, 10/9/2016

Being in the Consulting Room: A Study of the Physical Space of the Consulting Room and Its Impact on the Therapeutic process

CPS Research Conference 2015, ‘Depth Psychology in Modern Perspective’,, Colchester, United Kingdom, 28/5/2015

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Placement Based Observation Skills and Reflective Practice (PA142)

  • Advanced Psychodynamic Observation and Reflective Practice (PA224)

  • Work-based Learning for Therapeutic Care (PA227)

  • Non-Psychodynamic Approaches to Practice (PA700)

Publications

Book chapters (2)

Wright, D., (2019). Spatialisation and the Fomenting of Political Violence. In: Fomenting Political Violence – Fantasy, Language, Media, Action. Editors: Kruger, S., Figlio, K. and Richards, B., . Palgrave Macmillan

Wright, D., (2018). Rooms as Replacements for People: The Consulting Room as a Room Object. In: On Replacement - Cultural, Social and Psychological Representations. Editors: Owen, J. and Segal, N., . Palgrave Macmillan

Contact

dlswri@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872921

Location:

5A.204, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Southend Room GB.3.54, 12-1 Tuesday Colchester Room 5A.204 12-1 Friday