Monthly files: June 2014
Adam Phillips is British psychoanalyst who belongs to the Independent Group of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He read English literature at Oxford, went on to become a child psychotherapist and worked in the National Health Service for many years. He currently works mostly with adult patients in private practice.
Phillips is a prolific and unconventional writer who has written nineteen books on a vast range of topics that are frequently neglected by traditional psychoanalysis. In this long interview he discusses his background, how he came to be a psychoanalyst, his love of literature, the kind of psychoanalysis he is interested in, and his writing process. He is currently working on a short biography of Freud that intends to be less idealizing than the previous ones, written by Peter Gay and Ernest Jones, have been.
Read the article in the Paris Review