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Dr Jay Greenberg

Jay Greenberg is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute in New York. The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology has distinguished itself as one of the world's most prominent and respected psychoanalytic training and treatment centres for more than sixty-five years. Jay Greenberg's 1983 book, co-written with Stephen Mitchell, Object Relations in Psychoanalytic Theory, is considered to be the first major work of relational psychoanalysis. He is Editor of the Psychoanalytic Quarterly, former Editor for North America of the International Journal of Psycho-analysis; former Editor of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and recent winner of the 2015 Mary S. Sigourney Award. He is also author of the book Oedipus and Beyond: A Clinical Theory and of more than 70 psychoanalytic articles addressing issues in psychoanalytic technique, comparative psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic theory. Dr Jay Greenberg

Past and present Confer events
The Irreducible Otherness of the Therapist
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 November 2015

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...