Education and professional training:
Undergraduate 3rd yr module
Psychotherapy trainings and academic courses (teaching, supervising, examining, training analysis)
Henderson, David (2018) Unknowing in practice. In: Unknowing in Practice, 04 Oct 2018, Guild of Pastoral Psychology, Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT.
Henderson, David (2018) The practice of unknowing. In: Jung Forum, British Jungian Analytical Association, 21 July 2018, British Psychotherapy Foundation, London.
Henderson, David (2018) Apophasis and psychoanalysis. In: Depth Psychology and Mysticism. Cattoi, Thomas and Odorisio, David , eds. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783319790954 (Accepted/In press)
Henderson, David (2017) What were you thinking of? Jung as a symptomatologist. In: Holism: possibilities and problems - an international interdisciplinary conference, 08-10 Sept 2017, University of Essex, UK.
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.
'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’.
Core Group Member - Association of Independent Psychotherapists
Management Committee Member - The Higher Education Network for Research and Information in Psychoanalysis (THERIP)
Editorial Board - Free Associations Journal