Henderson, David (2017) Deleuze and psychoanalysis. In: The Spector of the Other in Analytical Psychology: International Association for Jungian Studies, 27-30 July, 2017, Centre for the Book, Cape Town, South Africa.
Henderson, David (2017) Staying alive: anima and objet a. In: Re-Encountering Jung: Analytical Psychology and Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Brown, Robin S. , ed. Routledge. ISBN 9781138225343 (Accepted/In press)
Henderson, David (2016) The varieties of ecstasy (ordinary ecstasies of the analytic life). In: Ecstatic ancient/archaic thought, and analytical psychology: an inquiry, 15-16 Jul 2016, Freud Museum, London, United Kingdom.
'One World': Logical and Ethical Implications of Holism
This two-year (2016-18) collaborative research project is funded by a large grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The aim of the project is to determine the logical and ethical implications of holism. Across many areas of contemporary culture we hear the concept of holism being invoked, as in holistic science, holistic spirituality, holistic healthcare, and holistic education. While there are different varieties of holism, each case implies a perspective in which the whole of a system is considered to be more important than the sum of its parts.
This project will provide an in-depth explanation and comparison of concepts of wholeness in the work of two influential twentieth-century thinkers in this area: the Swiss depth psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) and the French post- structuralist philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995). The research will have a particular focus on the field of psychotherapy, in the context of ongoing professional, academic, and policy debates about the effectiveness, and consequent funding, of psychotherapy in which non-holistic, more reductive therapeutic models seems to be favoured because of their greater amenability to quantitative evaluation through random controlled trials, specifically in relation to the NHS programme ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’.
Engagement & Impact
Core Group Member - Association of Independent Psychotherapists
Management Committee Member - The Higher Education Network for Research and Information in Psychoanalysis (THERIP)