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Confer Speakers

Joanne Hanrahan

Joanne Hanrahan is a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist working in private practice in Ireland. She completed her psychotherapy training and MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy with Turning Point Institute and Dublin City University (DCU). Living by the sea on Ireland's 'Wild Atlantic Way', Joanne's awareness of the therapeutic value of nature in terms of her own psychological process inspired her choice of research topic. Her MSc thesis explores the role nature can play in psychotherapy and her qualitative research is based on interviews with nine Irish psychotherapists. Joanne now integrates nature into her practice in various ways including engaging in outdoor sessions. She has presented to psychotherapists on this topic, and her seminar at the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) 2016 conference was well received. Prior to embarking on her private psychotherapy practice Joanne worked in second level Guidance and Counselling. She trained in Jungian Sand Therapy and was highly involved in adolescent counselling and student support in schools for almost twenty years. Joanne Hanrahan

Past and present Confer events
Psychotherapy and the Natural World
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November 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...