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Dr Aaron Balick

Dr Aaron Balick is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, supervisor and a media and social networking consultant working in London. Aaron is also an honorary lecturer at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex where he participates in the post-graduate MA and PhD programmes in psychoanalytic studies; he also lectures and runs workshops in a variety of psychotherapy trainings in the UK. As a founding and executive member of The Relational School UK, he works to develop and promote relational thinking in the UK and abroad. Dr. Balick writes for both academic and lay audiences having published several academic articles and book chapters while at the same time contributing a psychological angle on national press and radio; he has also written a self help book for children. Aaron is a media spokesperson for the UKCP and a regular contributor as the ""resident psychotherapist"" on Radio One's phone-in show, The Surgery with Aled.

Past and present Confer events
Interpretation or Intersubjective Communication?
Saturday 19 March 2016

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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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

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