SAP letter of solidarity with Ukraine

February 22, 2022

To all our friends and colleagues in Ukraine, We wish to express our solidarity with the people of Ukraine and especially our friends and colleagues in the Ukrainian Jungian community.  We stand with you against the violent invasion by the Russian army and offer you our support in whatever way we can in your time of need. These are dark and terrible times but we maintain our hope and faith in our common humanity and the power of the human spirit to survive and flourish.  You are not alone! ...

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Fordham Prize 2020 - Susanna Wright

February 22, 2022

Susanna Wright's prizewinning paper 2020 We are pleased to announce that the Michael Fordham Prize for 2020, which demonstrates the paper with the most creative and original approach to clinical analytic thinking published in the JAP in the year, has been awarded to Susanna Wright for her paper, 'Analytic attitude – focus or embodiment? Subtle communications in the transference/countertransference relationship'. The Journal Editorial Committee felt the paper showed integrity, depth and i ...

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Jung, Stein and BTS – an overnight sensation?

February 22, 2022

On the morning of Good Friday I awoke to the BBC News App with the headline ‘Jung lovers: BTS delve into psychology on their album, Map of the Soul’. I was stunned! Jung in the mainstream news? The article referred to Murray Stein’s book as having had ‘an unexpected impact on pop history’. In his very engaging article, BBC Music reporter Mark Savage explains how the Korean boy band BTS have used Stein’s work as the inspiration behind their latest album. Tipped as being a ‘global m ...

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Video games have opened a new world of research

February 22, 2022

by Archie Carfrae At my university, whilst completing a psychology degree, a very small portion of my final mark is determined by my participation in the [caption id="attachment_4686" align="alignright" width="300"] Students gaming[/caption] university’s research. Psychology students are required to complete a certain number of hours of research participation. Most participants are first and second year students, whilst the third-year students conduct the research as part of their disserta ...

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What is laughter?

February 22, 2022

What is laughter? A new post by Archie Carfrae considering an important part of our everyday lives. Yesterday when working at my other placement the subject of laughter was brought up. As I’m well known as a psychology student the attention was turned to me as I was asked a series of questions. Why do we laugh? Is it innate? What is humour? Is that innate? I wasn’t particularly phased by this; I had a safety net. When writing essays for psychology you quickly learn that a few consistent st ...

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Fordham Prize 2018 - Monica Luci

February 22, 2022

Fordham Prizewinner 2018 - Monica Luci The Journal of Analytical Psychology has awarded Monica Luci has won the Michael Fordham Prize 2018 for her important paper on working with refugees, entitled, 'Disintegration of the self and the regeneration of 'psychic skin' in the treatment of traumatised refugees'. The paper was published in the Journal of Analytical Psychology in April 2017 (vol. 62, 2). It can be downloaded free, until 2019. The Fordham Prize is awarded annually for the paper publ ...

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Taking mental health seriously

February 22, 2022

In his second post, Archie argues that workplaces need to act if they are really taking mental health seriously. Back in August our Librarian, Andrew Russell, wrote in our blog about a symposium he attended which highlighted the importance of good mental health in the workplace. Since that blog post, a report by the DWP and the Department of Health showed that up to 300,000 jobs were lost due to mental health issues. This information caused a stir among the major news outlets when the report wa ...

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A Century of Insight

February 22, 2022

This blog is by Archie, a 21-year-old psychology undergraduate at Bournemouth University currently on his placement year.  Archie is volunteering with us, as well as with Portugal Prints – an art therapy/recovery project run by Mind. Over the coming year he will be posting a series of blogs which express his take on a variety of subjects.  The SAP is keen to give someone who is starting out as a psychologist an opportunity to share his insights and reflections. I became inspired to study ps ...

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Transgender and therapy

February 22, 2022

[caption id="attachment_2695" align="alignleft" width="189"] Bob Withers[/caption] Bob Withers, an SAP analyst, describes his interest in working with trans people.  He will be speaking on the clinical implications of working with transgender people in a forthcoming talk. My interest in transgender issues was sparked by a patient who came to see me 25 years ago wishing to return to living as a man after nine years as a trans-woman. He believed that if he had explored his gender dysphoria (GD) ...

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SAP supports Refugee Council

February 22, 2022

Dr Alessandra Cavalli writes about the work she does with the Refugee Council to provide psychological support to teachers. In 2015 55 millions people were forcibly displaced worldwide. 23 millions were refugees, 10 millions were stateless people.  More than half a million unaccompanied minors looked for a home in Europe. How can human rights be applied on this scale? What is the responsibility of the states to protect refugees? While politicians are re-organising themselves in discussing th ...

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