Brett Kahr

Brett Kahr

Professor Brett Kahr has worked in the mental health profession for over forty years. He is Senior Fellow at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology in London and, also, Visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis and Mental Health at Regent's University London. A Consultant in Psychology at The Bowlby Centre and, also, a Constant Psychotherapist at The Balint Consultancy, he has worked with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy since its foundation in 1993 and has served on its Board of Trustees and, also, as its Special Media Adviser. Formerly Resident Psychotherapist at the British Broadcasting Corporation, he consults widely to the media. He is the author of many books on a range of psychological topics, including, "Bombs in the Consulting Room: Surviving Psychological Shrapnel" and "Dangerous Lunatics: Trauma, Criminality, and Forensic Psychotherapy", as well as books for students, including "Tea with Winnicott", "Coffee with Freud", and "How to Flourish as a Psychotherapist".

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  1. 63. ARE WE ALL MAD? THE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN MIND, ITS BRILLIANCE, AND ITS FRAILTIES
    63. ARE WE ALL MAD? THE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN MIND, ITS BRILLIANCE, AND ITS FRAILTIES

    Sebastian Faulks, widely hailed as one of the best writers of his generation, has combined an extraordinary blend of literary merit and huge commercial success across a varied and experimental career. Dubbed the 'Balzac of Holland Park' he will discuss madness and psychiatry with psychologist Professor Brett Kahr. These are themes which he first addressed in his novel Human Traces, set early in the 20th century, containing provocative ideas about how the mind works. In his latest novel Snow Country, set after the carnage of the First World War, he explores the redemptive capacity of psychiatry and what differentiates humans from other creatures.

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