Martin Weegmann

Martin WeegmannMartin Weegmann is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Group Analyst, who has specialised in substance misuse and personality disorders and is a well-known trainer. Martin edited Psychodynamics of Addiction (2002, Wiley) and Group Psychotherapy and Addiction (2004, Wiley), and published many book chapters and papers in a range of journals.

His new books are The World within the Group: Developing Theory for Group Analysis (Karnac, 2014) and Permission to Narrate: Explorations in Group Analysis, Psychoanalysis & Culture (Karnac 2016). He is currently working on an edited book, Psychodynamics of Writing, and fictional stories of recovery from substance misuse.

Endorsement for Marting Weegmann’s book Permission to Narrate: Explorations in Group Analysis, Psychoanalysis & Culture (Karnac 2016) from Brett Kahr, Senior Fellow at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, in the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, London, and, Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health.

‘In recent years Martin Weegmann, a distinguished clinical psychologist and group analyst, has begun to share his rich clinical voice with colleagues in a host of intriguing and wise publications on the addictions and related topics. His most recent book explores the necessity of granting not only our patients but, also, ourselves the permission to transform our hidden narratives into words in order to obtain relief. Weegmann illustrates this most powerfully through a series of intelligent, literate, and historically deft chapters which range from a study of Alcoholics Anonymous, to the language of group analysis, to the life and work of Sigmund Freud. The author writes in a clear and inviting style – never pompous or bombastic – and one imagines that he creates a similarly welcoming atmosphere in his consulting room. One will finish reading this book feeling rather better educated about the entire panoply of psychotherapy.’

Martin Weegman’s Bookshop


Past events with Martin Weegmann

Inanimate Attachments, Dangerous Desires: Psychodynamics of Addiction

Narrative Therapy: Tales of Narrative Identity and Change


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Testimonials for Martin Weegmann’s training

“Excellent. Softly spoken but very engaging”

“Very good, engaging and interesting presentation”

“An excellent trainer with a gentle insightful approach. I liked the mix of theoretical and experiential plus a sense of humour.”

“Martin models a genuinely inquisitive, human and natural quality that draws participation.”