Anxiety at 35,000 Feet: An Introduction to Clinical Aerospace Psychology

Author(s) : Robert Bor, Author(s) : Brett Kahr

Part of The Forensic Psychotherapy Monograph Series - more in this series

Anxiety at 35,000 Feet: An Introduction to Clinical Aerospace Psychology

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2004
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 126
  • Category :
    Clinical Psychology
  • Category 2 :
    Forensic
  • Catalogue No : 16968
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855759657
  • ISBN 10 : 1855759659
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Fear of flying is a growing problem among both passengers and airline crews. Recent terrorist attacks have heightened the levels of anxiety and fear when boarding a plane. In this volume, one of Britain's leading aviation psychologists explores passenger behaviour when faced with anxiety towards flying, the mental health of pilots and the possible treatments for people suffering from fear of flying. Includes contributions from Brett Kahr.

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'The book covers comprehensively the mental health and psychology of pilots, including the psychological requirements for certification, environmental challenges, psychological problems among air crew, the effects of disruption to personal relationships, alcohol and drug misuse, pilot reactions to incidents and accidents, and the more recent and horrific topic of pilot suicide and terrorism by aircraft. Passenger behaviour receives no less comprehensive and excellent a discussion, covering topics including jet lag, fear of flying, air rage and behaviour during flight, the relationship between passengers and crew, and the often neglected impact on relationships of frequent travel.

'This is a highly recommended, timely, and valuable contribution to travel health and medicine and essential reading for travel medicine physicians, psychologists, nurses, and specialists in occupational health.'
- Jane N. Zuckerman from the Foreword

About the Author(s)

Robert Bor is a Director of Dynamic Change Consultants. He is a Chartered Clinical, Counselling and Health Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. He is also a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Member of the American Psychological Association and South African Health Professions Council. He has more than 29 years experience consulting in clinical and organisational settings in the UK and abroad, and has published over 30 books and 200 academic papers and chapters in books.

He is a UKCP Registered Family and Couples Therapist having specialised in Systemic Therapy at the Tavistock Clinic London. Rob also practices cognitive behavioural therapy and is an advocate of time limited and solution focused therapeutic approaches. In the NHS, Rob is Lead Clinical Psychologist in Medical Specialties, Infectious Disease Division at the Royal Free Hospital, London. With extensive health care experience, he and his colleagues have developed psychology services in the NHS, GP surgeries as well as in the independent health care sector. He is the Consulting Psychologist to the Leaders in Oncology Care and to the London Clinic, both in Harley Street.

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Professor Brett Kahr has worked in the mental health profession for over forty years. A clinical registrant of both the British Psychoanalytic Council and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, he is Senior Fellow at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology in London and, also, Visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis and Mental Health at Regents University London.

Over the decades, Kahr has worked in the National Health Service and in private practice in Central London with both individuals and couples. He is currently Consultant Psychotherapist to The Balint Consultancy and, additionally, Consultant in Psychology at The Bowlby Centre. He also serves as Chair of the Scholars Committee of the British Psychoanalytic Council, as well as Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health.

Professor Kahr is the Honorary Director of Research at Freud Museum London and, also, an Honorary Fellow of the museum. Previously, he served as Deputy Director of the International Campaign for the Freud Museum from 1986-1987 and, more recently, as Trustee of both Freud Museum London and of Freud Museum Publications from 2011-2020.

In addition to his clinical practice, Kahr has collaborated with the media in order to promote mental health knowledge. Formerly Resident Psychotherapist on BBC Two, broadcasting about mental health issues to millions of listeners, he has appeared on over one thousand radio and television programmes. In recognition of his work in this field, he has become Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University. The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy recently awarded him an Honorary Fellowship for his contributions to public service.

Professor Kahr is the author of sixteen books and series editor of more than seventy-five additional titles on a wide range of subjects.

His solo-authored books cover a range of topics, including clinical investigations of extreme psychopathology and forensic mental health, such as his titles, Bombs in the Consulting Room: Surviving Psychological Shrapnel, as well as Dangerous Lunatics: Trauma, Criminality, and Forensic Psychotherapy. He has also written on Sex and the Psyche, a Waterstones Non-Fiction Bestseller and a chosen title in the Sunday Times Book Club, based on his study of the traumatic, unconscious roots of over 20,000 adult sexual fantasies, as well as Celebrity Mad: Why Otherwise Intelligent People Worship Fame. His historically orientated books include the very first biography of Donald Winnicott, entitled D.W. Winnicott: A Biographical Portrait, which received the Gradiva Award for Biography, as well as the popular titles, Life Lessons from Freud, Tea with Winnicott, and Coffee with Freud. Most recently, he has released Freud's Pandemics: Surviving Global War, Spanish Flu, and the Nazis, the inaugural title in the new Freud Museum London Series of history books, published by Karnac Books exploring not only how Sigmund Freud navigated the tragedies of his own lifetime but, also, how he would have handled the COVID-19 pandemic and what lessons our world leaders might learn from those pioneering psychoanalytical concepts.

Professor Kahr has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Karnac Books and has produced many books with this publisher and has also served as series editor or series co-editor or consultant to four of its monograph series. More recently, he has become Series Editor of the Freud Museum London Series, hosted by Karnac Books in association with Freud Museum London, as well as Advisory Editor-in-Chief to Karnac Books and to its sibling imprint Confer Books.

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