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Sat, 14 Sept


Common House / Unit 5E

London PCU Group

Andrew Samuels will present 'On Political Violence and Hope'

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London PCU Group
London PCU Group

Time & Location

14 Sept 2019, 10:45 – 14:00

Common House / Unit 5E, 5e Punderson's Gardens, London E2 9QG, UK

About the event

We are welcome a fellow union member Professor Andrew Samuels to give a talk on PCU East London Group. He will be giving his paper titled 'The Rationality of Political Violence: “Our” Fascination for and Envy of “Them”:

Venue: Common House / Unit 5E Pundersons Gardens / Bethnal Green / London E2 9QG

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Andrew Samuels is recognized internationally as one of the foremost political commentators and theorists from the perspectives of psychotherapy and depth psychology. He works as a consultant with political leaders, parties and activist groups in several countries, including the United States. He also consults to the NHS.

He draws on a wide range of approaches to psyche, including post-Jungian, relational psychoanalytic and humanistic ideas. But he roots his work in citizens' lived experience, and in what can be learned from therapy work carried out with political awareness. While Andrew does not disguise his background in progressive and left-wing politics and his commitment to diversity and equality, he remains open-minded and celebrates many different takes on social and political issues.

Andrew is a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology, in private practice in London, and Professor of Analytical Psychology at the University of Essex. He was Chair of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and one of the two founders (with Judy Ryde) of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility.

His many books have been translated into 21 languages, including: Jung and the Post-Jungians (1985); A Critical Dictionary of Jungian Analysis (1986); The Father (1986); Psychopathology (1989); The Plural Psyche (1989); The Political Psyche (1993); Politics on the Couch (2001); Persons, Passions, Psychotherapy, Politics (2014); Relational Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling: Appraisals and Reappraisals (edited with Del Loewenthal, 2014). His latest books are A New Therapy for Politics?(2015) and Analysis and Activism: Social and Political Contributions of Jungian Analysis (edited with Emilija Kiehl and Mark Saban, 2016). A number of his articles, lectures and videos are available on Andrew Samuels


PCU London Group are members of the excellent Common House in Bethnal Green, where we meet on the second Saturday of every month. We are not simply consumers renting a room, but part of an activist collective of mutual aid and cooperation. The low cost of £20 per four-hour monthly slot is based on our contributing to the running of the space with other activist groups (this cost is currently covered by the union).

All members are welcome if you can make it, but we encourage other regional groups to begin their own group if there is enough interest in the area.

PCU can provide some cost toward a venue, contact if you’re interested.

In solidarity,

PCU London Group

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