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Emeritus Professor Russell Meares


Russell Meares is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Sydney University and Director of Mental Health Sciences at Westmead Hospital in Sydney. 

  • Trained at Maudsley and Bethlem Royal Hospitals, 1963 -1968, co-founding with Robert Hobson the   Conversational Model of psychotherapy
  • Founder of the academic department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, at the Austin Hospital   1969
  • Foundation Chair of Psychiatry of Sydney University at Westmead Hospital, 1981, Foundation President   of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy in 1989

His most recent books are: “Intimacy and Alienation”, 2000; “Metaphor of Play”, revised and enlarged edition, 2005.  Awarded Distinguished Psychiatrist of the Year, at UCLA, 2007 and the RANZCP NSW Branch, Meritorious Service Award, 2009.

Russell Meares
Russell Meares


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A Model of Complex Psychological Trauma2012
Conversation as dreaming: an approach to the problem of personal coherence 
Defining The Conversational Model2006
Dissociation : The distinction between Primary and Secondary dissociation.2011
Emeritus Professor Russell Meares interviewed by Dr Kamal Touma2016
Essentials of the Conversational Model2012
Evolution of The Conversational Model2007
From Neurosis to Trauma.

Thursday 26 May @ 08:00 Sydney, Australia.
(Wednesday 25 May @ 22:00 GMT)

Generation of Self in Treating Relational Trauma2016
Mourning and Melancholia revisited: A new approach to Intractable Depression2008
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the Conversational Model - OCD.2007
Outline of the Conversational Model by Russel Meares2014
PANEL: How does the International Field of Trauma and Dissociation organise its Goals and most effectively Sell its Message?2016
Resilience and the Proto-conversation2015
The Therapeutic Objective: On the Core of Borderline PersonalityThe Conversational Model
The analogical basis of mind2015
What do we do with dreams?2014


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