Bruce Scott

Dr Bruce Scott, PhD, completed his existential and phenomenological informed training in psychoanalysis with the Philadelphia Association in London, an organisation founded by R.D. Laing and others in 1965. He is a trained experimental psychologist and has 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, and a member of both the Philadelphia Association and Human Development Scotland. He is a contributing author to ‘R.D. Laing: 50 Years since the Divided Self’, Edited by Theodor Itten and Courtenay Young, published by PCCS Books Ltd. He is also the founder of Acéphale Orientation, an act and initiative inspired by the philosophers Georges Bataille, Friedrich Nietzsche, and others for the purpose of studying and meditating upon their ideas in relation to their value to psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, psychiatry, wider society, and culture. Bruce lives in the Scottish Borders with his wife and son. He has private practices in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders and continues to work as an independent writer and researcher.

Books by Bruce Scott