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Renos Papadopoulos

Renos Papadopoulos photoExpertise:

  • Analytical Psychology - Trauma, Forced Migration & Refugees


  • DipClinEdPsych (Belgrade)

  • PhD (Cape Town)

Renos Papadopoulos is Professor in the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex, and Director of the Centre for Trauma, Asylum and Refugees (CTAR). In addition, he is Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Family Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, and a Training and Supervising Jungian Psychoanalyst practising in London (member of the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists). He is the founder and director of the MA/PhD programme in Refugee Care at Essex. As consultant to the United Nations and other organisations, he has worked with refugees and other survivors of political violence in many countries.

Prof. Papadopoulos is the editor of the International Series of Psychosocial Perspectives on Trauma, Displaced People and Political Violence published by Karnac Books. He was the editor of Harvest: International Journal for Jungian Studies for 14 years, and is now the editor of the new International Journal of Jungian Studies. He was the first Chairman of the Academic Sub-committee of the International Association for Analytical Psychology.

Research Interests:

  • Trauma, forced migration and refugees
  • Working with survivors of violence and disasters
  • The interface between Analytical Psychology and systems, family therapy, and culture
  • Analytical Psychology and epistemology
  • The interface between Analytical Psychology and Eastern Orthodox Christianity

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Related Publications

2008. Systemic challenges in a refugee camp. Context, the Journal of the Association of Family Therapy. August 2008: 16-19.

2007. Refugees, trauma and adversity-activated development. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling 9(3): 301-312.

2006. (with MG Voulgaridou & V Tomaras.) Working with refugee families in Greece: Systemic considerations. Journal of Family Therapy 28(2): 200-220.

2006. (with MK Kuscu.) Il lavoro con I consulenti psico-sociali dei rifiugiati nel paese d’ origine. In RK Papadopoulos (a cura di), L’assistenza terapeutica ai rifugiati. Nessun luogo è come case propria. Roma: Edizioni Magi, pp. 297-314.

2002. Therapeutic Care for Refugees: No Place Like Home. (Tavistock Clinic Series.) London: Karnac. 

1997. (with J Hildebrand.) Is home where the heart is? Narratives of oppositional discourses in refugee families. In Multiple Voices: Narrative in Systemic Family Psychotherapy, edited by R. Papadopoulos & J. Byng-Hall. London: Duckworth, 1997, pp.206-236.