Journal of Analytical Psychology

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Edited By: Marcus West and Tom Kelly

Online ISSN: 1468-5922

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Michael Fordham Prize

Virtual Special Issue: Dissociation, Trauma and the Self
You can now read the Virtual Special Issue on Dissociation: Trauma and the Self here. Papers are available to read for free for the next three months.


We invite contributors – from classical, relational and psychoanalytic backgrounds – to submit proposals of not more than 400 words, for workshop presentations and papers by 30 October.

Clinical Writing Workshop - 20 April

A pre-conference writing workshop will be held for aspiring and experienced authors who want to publish papers in the Journal, led by Suzi Naiburg, author of Structure and Spontaneity in Clinical Prose: A Writer’s Guide for Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists, and JAP editors.

For full details of proposal requirements, writers’ workshop, speakers, hotel reservations and registration (Early bird booking by 30 November), please click on the link below:

Michael Fordham Prize

The Michael Fordham prize is awarded annually for the paper published in the JAP in the previous year that demonstrates the most creative and original approach to clinical analytic thinking. The prize of £250 is awarded by the Editors in consultation with the Journal Editorial Committee.
Michael Fordham believed that clinical work must always be at the heart of analytic thinking since it provides the data on which theory is based and the context in which it must be tested. The prize aims to promote this approach to the development of analytical psychology.

The 2016 prize has been jointly awarded to:

Sue Austin
Working with chronic and relentless self-hatred, self-harm and existential shame: a clinical study and reflections (Paper 1 of 2).
(February 2016, Vol 61:1)

Salvatore Martini
Embodying analysis: the body and the therapeutic process.(February 2016. Vol 61:1)

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This journal has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to grow with the times, illuminating not only what analytical psychology has been as a discipline but also how it may continue to develop to serve the psyche responsibly and well.
John Beebe, First US Editor, JAP

The JAP plays a unique role in the Jungian community, keeping practising clinicians up to date with contemporary research in the arts and sciences and providing stimulating discussion on the theory and practice of analytical psychology today
Jean Knox, Former JAP Editor-in-Chief

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