Dr Phil Leask

Dr Phil Leask is a writer and researcher, based at University College London. He writes on German history and literature, as well as on the meaning and significance of humiliation. He is the author of several published novels and short stories.

His publications include ‘Losing trust in the world: Humiliation and its consequences’ in Psychodynamic Practice, Volume 19, Issue 2, 2013; ‘The Writer in the Archives’ in The Psychodynamics of Writing (ed. Martin Weegmann; Routledge, forthcoming); and book chapters on humiliation and power. He is currently writing a book for Berghahn Publishing on the everyday lives of a group of German women, derived from fifty years of letters. He welcomes correspondence on p.leask@ucl.ac.uk.


Past Events with Dr Phil Leask

Broken Threads: The impact of trauma on patients and practitioners

Upcoming Events with Dr Phil Leask

Watch this space!


Testimonials for Phil Leask’s training

“Interesting, charismatic and open to input. Willing to include subjective experience which I find really valuable.”

“Excellent. Very personable, experienced, and passionate in approach.”


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