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Dr Fredrike Bannink

Dr Fredrike Bannink MDR is a clinical psychologist. After taking her Masters degree at the University of Amsterdam in 1980 she specialised in clinical psychology, child & youth psychology (specialist level) and as a supervisor/cognitive behavioural therapist. She is a post-graduate trainer in the fields of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Solution Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (SFCBT), Positive CBT, Positive Psychology (PP) and Positive Supervision, and has worked in different institutions in the mental health field from psychiatric hospitals to outpatient clinics. Fredrike is the author of 30+ books, recently Book series 101 Solution-Focused Questions for Help with: Volume1: Anxiety; Volume 2: Depression; Volume 3: Trauma. New York: Norton (2015) and 200 Positive Psychology Applications. Promoting well-being in individuals and communities. New York: Norton (2016). She is an international keynote speaker and trainer, a Mental Health Trainer for Doctors without Borders and a Master of Dispute Resolution (Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam, 2006 cum laude).

Past and present Confer events
Post-Traumatic Growth
15 October 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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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...