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Bernadette Hawkes

Bernadette Hawkes is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and the Clinical Services Manager for the Mapesbury Clinic for People in Exile.

Her interests are in the areas of intercultural and forensic therapy and the use of African Caribbean literature in psychotherapy.

She is the former Book Reviews Editor of the International Journal of Psychotherapy and has published several articles including 'Resilience, Suffering and Creativity: the Work of the Refugee Centre', 'Hearing the Unhearable, Speaking the Unspeakable: original wounds, trauma, and the asylum seeker'.

Past and present Confer events
Cultural Narratives and Psychological Therapies
Friday 4 & Saturday 5 April 2008

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...