Professor Joy Schaverien

Professor Joy Schaverien is a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology.

She teaches and supervises in the UK and abroad and is a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. She was formerly a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology and Visiting Professor at the Northern Programme for Art Psychotherapy.

Her many publications include the much acclaimed book  Boarding School Syndrome: The Psychological Trauma of the ‘Privileged” Child (2015) which was a Routledge and Amazon bestseller. You can read The Guardian Newspaper review of Joy’s book here: Boarding School Syndrome review – education and the pain of separation: A gripping study of the mental wounds inflicted by classic British institutions

The new edition of her book The Dying Patient in Psychotherapy: Desire Dreams and Individuation was published in 2020. It is an in-depth exploration of the erotic transference, as well as the lasting impact of Boarding School Syndrome. Her article ‘Revisiting Boarding School Syndrome:The Anatomy of Psychological Trauma and Sexual Abuse’ was published in the British Journal of Psychotherapy in November 2021.

Her other publications include Desire and the Female Therapist (1995) and Gender, Counter-transference and the Erotic Transference (Routledge 2006), and the seminal text The Revealing Image: Analytical Art Psychotherapy in Theory and Practice (Jessica Kingsley 1999)

Joy started her psychotherapy career in the NHS in Hove, East Sussex.

Previous Events with Joy Schaverien

Boarding School Syndrome: The Psychological Trauma of the ‘Privileged’ Child

Perspectives on Erotic Transference in Psychotherapy and Supervision

Testimonials for Joy Schaverien’s training

Intelligent, deep and wide-ranging perspectives. An excellent, fascinating summary of the English wounds.

Enlightening, touching and thought provoking

A well informed and authoritative speaker who has researched and thought very deeply about the subject

Fabulous. Joy is a natural speaker who conveyed the subject matter with authority

Boarding School Syndrome 23 April 2016

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