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Dr Elaine Arnold

Elaine Arnold, taught social work students (MSW courses) at Goldsmiths College, and Sussex University. She was Director of Training at Nafsiyat (Intercultural Therapy Centre). She researched the adverse effects of separation and loss and sometimes traumatic reunions, due to immigration from the West Indies, to Britain among some families of African Caribbean origin, she is Director of #Supporting Relationships and Families, formerly known as Separation and Reunion Forum. The aim of the organisation is to raise awareness of the importance of secure early attachment in the life of the individual. The phenomenon of broken attachments and traumatic reunions is applicable to other groups in the society and to children separated through various circumstances. Elaine currently lectures at various colleges and voluntary groups on the Theory of Attachment, Separation and Loss and its applicability to practice in the caring professions.

Past and present Confer events
Distress or Disease?
Traumatic roots and treatment implications for black people within the UK mental health system

Saturday 3 October 2015

Transforming Losses
Monday evenings 5 October - 7 December 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...

Did you know?
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...