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Dr Brandon Hamber

Dr Brandon Hamber is Director of INCORE, an associate site of the United Nations University based at the University of Ulster. He trained in South Africa as a Clinical Psychologist. Prior to moving to Northern Ireland, he co-ordinated the Transition and Reconciliation Unit at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation in Johannesburg.

He has participated in peace initiatives, research projects and consultancies in Liberia, Mozambique, Bosnia, the Basque Country and Sierra Leone, among others. He has written extensively on truth commissions and the psychological implications of political violence. He has published some 40 book chapters and scientific journal articles, and is the author of Transforming Societies after Political Violence: Truth, Reconciliation, and Mental Health.


Past and present Confer events
Intergenerational Trauma Conference
Thursday 10 - Sunday 13 September 2009







Book of the Month
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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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...