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Dr Beatrice Allegranti

Dr Beatrice Allegranti is a dance movement psychotherapist, dance artist, capoeira practitioner, researcher and educator. She convenes the MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton, Department of Psychology and supervises doctoral research across the arts therapies and counseling psychology. In 2012 Beatrice was appointed Reader in Dance Movement Psychotherapy and founded the Centre for Arts Therapies Research. Her international experience encompasses choreography and filmmaking as well as dance movement psychotherapy clinical practice and supervision. Beatrice's clinical experience spans UK NHS work in adult mental health as well as training clinical staff to engage with service users through kinesthetic empathy. Beatrice's feminist research investigates the boundaries and politics of moving bodies at the intersections of performance, psychotherapeutic and scientific contexts. Her book, numerous articles, chapters and films address these issues.


Past and present Confer events
Therapy in Motion:
the journey of therapy through the language of the body

Friday 27 and Saturday 28 March 2015

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...