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Confer Speakers

Jean-Max Gaudillière

Françoise Davoine and Jean-Max Gaudillière have worked as psychoanalysts at a public psychiatric hospital during thirty years, and in private practice. They are currently professors at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales in Paris and both have advanced degrees in classics (French, Latin and Greek literature) and doctorates in sociology.

Jean-Max Gaudillière is an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure rue d'Ulm in Paris. Both were members of the Ecole Freudienne de Paris, until the death of Jacques Lacan (1981). They are supervisors and training analysts. They are members of the International Symposium for the Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia (US branch) created by Gaetano Benedetti.

Past and present Confer events
Psychotherapeutic Insights into Resolving Intergenerational Trauma
31 May and 1 June 2014

Countertransferences, Intersubjective Fields and Enactments
5 June, 26 June, 25 September & 6 November 2010

Intergenerational Trauma Conference
Thursday 10 - Sunday 13 September 2009

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...