Dr Bruce Scott

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Dr Bruce Scott
Bruce is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Edinburgh and an independent
writer and researcher.

He completed his existential and phenomenological informed training in psychoanalysis
with the Philadelphia Association in London.
 The Philadelphia Association was founded by the radical psychiatrist
R.D. Laing and others in 1965. He is also a trained experimental
psychologist (University of Southampton, PhD) and he conducted research into the cognitive model of depression
(the theoretical model which informs cognitive behavioural therapy; CBT) and the cognitive effects
of SSRI antidepressants.
He is a member and on the board of governors of the College of Psychoanalysts-UK
(2010-present), and a member of the Philadelphia Association and
Free Psychotherapy Network.
 Bruce is a contributing author to ‘R.D. Laing: 50 Years since
‘The Divided Self’, Edited by Theodor Itten and Courtenay Young(2012), and the author of
“Testimony of Experience: Docta Ignorantia and the
Philadelphia Association communities, both published by PCCS Books Ltd (2014).
Bruce’s current interests include: the interface between psychoanalysis and politics,
DWP psychocoercian, societies of control, state philosophy, regimes of “truth” and
cultural hegemonies.
 He is particulary influenced by the work of Jacques Lacan, Gilles Deleuze,
Felix Guattari, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Friedrich Nietzche, and Georges Bataille.
You can find Bruce on twitter, @DrBruceScott or find out more on his website,
or you can find out more about his work at the links below.
Philadelphia Association, London
www.philadelphia-association.org.ukCollege of Psychoanalysts-UK
www.psychoanalysis-cpuk.orgFree Psychotherapy Network
www.freepsychotherapynetwork.com
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