John Launer

John Launer is a doctor, family therapist, educator and award-winning writer. He is an honorary lifetime consultant at the Tavistock Clinic, and an honorary senior lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London.
Cherchez la femme
Lisa Appignanesi, Stephen Frosh, Eva Hoffman and John Launer discuss how sex became a scandal, not only in the so-called “dangerous method”, psychoanalysis, but also beyond the consulting room. Early 20th century Europe was a cauldron of fertile ideas, Victorian repression, antisemitism and illicit liaisons. John Launer’s Sex versus Survival: the Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein recounts how sex and Jewishnes...