Glenn Larner, Ph.D.

Senior Clinical Psychologist, Sydney, Australia
Editor-in-Chief ANZJFT

Queenscliff Health Center
P.O. Box 1065, Balgowlah
Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2093

Phone: +61 0408622014

Glenn Larner is editor-in-chief of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy (since 2010) and a senior clinical psychologist and family therapist with over 40 years’ experience in child and adolescent mental health practice. He has published over 25 original peer-reviewed articles, several book chapters and is co-editor with David Pare of Collaborative Practice in Psychology and Therapy (2004; New York: Haworth). Glenn is an accredited supervisor with the Australian Association of Family Therapy and a course writer and lecturer in family therapy at the NSW Institute of Psychiatry . In 2008 he received the ANZJFT bi-annual special award for distinguished contribution to the field of family therapy. Glenn has trained and supervised clinical psychologists, interns, doctors and psychiatrists, psychotherapists and family therapists over many years and regularly presents at family therapy conferences in Australia and overseas.  

Glenn’s academic writing has focused on the deconstructive and ethical philosophy of Jacques Derrida and Emmanuel Levinas and its relevance for therapy, which culminated in a 2010 PhD, Deconstruction and the ethical relation in therapy. Drawing on Derrida’s notion of an ethic of hospitality, this attempted to bridge modern and postmodern paradigms and take collaborative, social constructionist and dialogical therapy approaches to a mainstream therapy audience. Three recent publications include:

  1. Larner, G. (2011). Deconstructing theory: Towards an ethical therapy. Theory and Psychology, 21(6), 821-839.
  2. Larner, G. (2015). Dialogical Ethics: Imagining the Other. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 36,155-166.
  3. Larner, G. (2015). Ethical Family Therapy: Speaking the Language of the Other. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 36,434-449.

In his spare time Glenn enjoys reading literature, travel, music, playing double bass, movies and bushwalking.