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Professor Sue Carter

Dr Sue Carter is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Brain Body Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research program, which has focused on socially monogamous mammals, has described new roles for neuropeptide hormones, including oxytocin and vasopressin. She also is interested in the developmental effects social experiences and these peptides, which may modulate long-lasting effects of early experience and also social deprivation on the brain and behavior.

She is past president of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society. Dr. Carter has authored over 225 publications, including editorship of five books, the most recent of which is Attachment and Bonding; A New Synthesis (MIT Press, 2006).


Past and present Confer events
The Psychotherapeutic Challenge Of Understanding And Working With Intimacy - A Multi-Disciplinary Conference
19 & 20 June 2009






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Sharon Stanley
Relational and Body-Centered Practices for Healing Trauma: Lifting the Burdens of the Past


Relational and Body-Centered Practices for Healing Trauma provides psychotherapists and other helping professionals with a new body-based clinical model for the treatment of trauma. This model synthesizes emerging neurobiological....
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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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