About Bruce Scott

Bruce Scott, PhD, trained as psychoanalytic psychotherapist with the Philadelphia Association in London and is also a psychologist with a background in research into the cognitive models of depression and the psychological effects of anti-depressants. He currently works in private practice in North London and Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

Open Letter to the CHRE/PSA’s consultation on Accreditation Standards

July 5, 2012

To: Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE), 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1 9SP From: Dr Bruce Scott,   c/o Studio E, 39 The Avenue, London, MW6 7NR or brucescott@gmx.co.uk (…)

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Occupy the madness-29/01/2012- The Docta Ignorantia

January 29, 2012

[Text given as part of ‘Occupy the Madness’ at Tent City University, Occupy London, St Paul’s Cathedral, London on 29th January 2012] Let me first start by saying I have (…)

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‘Meno’, Montaigne and the ‘Docta Ignorantia': Some thoughts and comments on the weak symbolic in the 21st century

January 21, 2012

Plato’s Dialogue, ‘Meno’, (written in the middle of the fourth century B.C.E.  [i]) is a wonderful example of an anti-technological and anti-systemizing stance towards psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. In the ‘Meno’, (…)

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Getting off on old jouissance: Turning away from negative capability.

November 12, 2011

Thoughts and reflections on Eric Laurent’s clinical examples from his paper: The Symbolic order in the 21st Century: Consequences for the treatment.[1]   Cartel Presentation, 12/11/11   My first thoughts (…)

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So who is in bed with whom (part 1)? & further on the Government’s CON-sultation mechanisms

September 28, 2011

Dear Julia (JE: Bruce’s comment was sent to me in an email),   From my recollection the Command paper, setting out the voluntary registers scenario, came out in Feb 2011. (…)

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It seems as though the HPC has died and been reincarnated into the PSA (formerly CHRE), a bit like when Doctor Who dies and comes back in a different form.

September 22, 2011

(Julia Evans writes: The following is an email response to Laing was rattling the cage of an establishment with vested interests who did not like to be questioned or held (…)

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Forced Compliance in NHS: The dumbing down of thoughtfulness

July 4, 2011

From job description of an NHS Trainee Child Psychotherapist post. “To take an evidence-based approach and show preparedness to collaborate with outcome measurement and generally comply with clinical and social (…)

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Same old, same old at the HPC: HPC council meeting Thursday 31st March 2011

March 31, 2011

Here are some themes that came up in discussion during the meeting. The Health Professions Council (HPC) are still keeping in mind ‘protection of public’ -or still repeating this mantra that (…)

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