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Richard Curen

Richard Curen is a consultant forensic psychotherapist and supervisor at Respond where he leads the forensic service for adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities or autism. He is a board member of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy, a member of the Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability and is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Richard also works in private practice as a psychotherapist and as a consultant and clinical supervisor to statutory and voluntary sector organisations, to teams and to individual clinicians. He has published widely and spoken at many international conferences.

Past and present Confer events
Psychodynamic Perspectives on Sexual Perversions
Saturday 1 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...