Michael Forrester

Michael Forrester is currently a Reader in Psychology at the University of Kent and his academic interests are in psychoanalytic approaches in child development and language (particularly children’s developing conversational skills). He also has interests in investigating psychoanalytic psychotherapy using the methodology of conversation analysis, and in psychoanalytic approaches to music. Relevant publications include:

  • Forrester, M. A. (2015) Early Social Interaction: A Case Comparison of Developmental Pragmatics and Psychoanalytic Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Forrester, M.A. & Reason, D. (2006). Conversation analysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy: Questions, issues, problems and challenges. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 20, 40-64.
  • Forrester, M.A. (2006). Projective identification and intersubjectivity. Theory & Psychology, 16, (6), 783-802.