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Dr Diane Hammersley

Dr Diane Hammersley B.Sc., M.Ed., Ph.D., C.Psychol., C.Sci., AFBPsS., MBACP is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist practicing independently as a psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer and expert witness. Having worked in a clinical and research team concerned with dependence on prescribed medication, she ran workshops around the UK. Later her doctoral research explored therapists' experience of clients who had been taking medication, how that impacted on the therapeutic process and how medication might be viewed more realistically and metaphorically. She is the author of the book Counselling People on Prescribed Drugs (Sage, 1995) and several chapters on this subject.


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Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy
Saturday 8 November 2014







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...