Dr. Joseph Dodds, Ph.D. CPsychol CSci


Letenská 120/5, Prague 1


Dr. Joseph Dodds is a psychoanalyst, a full member of the Czech Psychoanalytical Society (International Psychoanalytical Association), a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), and Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of the British Psychological Society, a Clinical Fellow of the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society, a Chartered Scientist (CSci) with the Science Council, UK, and a Registered Clinical Psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Czech Association for Psychotherapy. He is also a member of numerous other professional organizations and an academic reviewer for several journals. 

Dr. Dodds is a practicing psychotherapist in private practice with two decades of clinical experience. He is a Senior Permanent Lecturer at AAU and also teaches at the University of New York in Prague, the Czech Psychoanalytical Society, the Prague Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, and the Centre for Leadership and Affective Neuroscience (C-LAN). He has previously worked at the Ellern Mede Centre for Young People With Eating Disorders in London, at Charles University in Prague, and the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies in New York.

Joseph Dodds holds a BSc in Psychology and Neuroscience from Manchester University, an MA and an MPhil in Psychoanalytic Studies from Sheffield University, a PhD from the University of Bolton, as well as numerous other diplomas and professional qualifications including Diplomas in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and in Addiction Counselling from the University of West of Scotland/Institute of Counselling. Dr. Dodds’ research interests include the dialogue between psychoanalysis and neuroscience, and the application of psychological insight into the domains of culture, society, art, film and ecology. Currently, his main focus is on the psychology of climate change and he is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters, including the groundbreaking book Psychoanalysis and Ecology at the Edge of Chaos: Complexity theory, Deleuze|Guattari, and psychoanalysis for a climate in crisis (Dodds, 2011, Routledge).

Courses Taught

Psychology of Art and Culture, Psychoanalysis and Art, Psychoanalysis and Society, Psychoanalysis and Film, Psychology of Environmental Crisis.

Publications & Research