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Dr Marie Adams

Dr Marie Adams is a writer and practising integrative psychotherapist with a research interest in how therapists' personal lives impact their work with clients. She is on staff at the Metanoia Institute on the Professional Doctorate (DPsych) programme, responsible for the development of 'professional knowledge'. She is also a visiting lecturer at a number of other training institutes, including the Institute For Arts in Therapy and Education. Marie has had a long association with the BBC, first of all as a news producer on the Today Programme and more recently as a consulting psychotherapist to news and documentary staff. Marie's most recent publication, The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist, is published by Routledge.

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The Impossible Profession?
Monday 10 February 2014

Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...