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Dr Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones PhD, is an Honorary Associate Professor of Warwick Medical School and head of North East London NHS Foundation Trust's Tier 3 Perinatal Parent Infant Mental Health Service. She trained as a family therapist and then did her doctoral research at the Tavistock/UEL, which investigated how the maternal use of 'projective identification' can derail a baby's development. In collaboration with the Anna Freud Centre, Amanda was involved in the Channel Four documentaries 'Help me love my baby', winner of the 2007 Royal Society of Television's best factual programmes award. She speaks at national and international conferences on psychodynamic parent-infant treatment and teaches on the clinical psychology programmes at UCL and UEL.


Past and present Confer events
Working with Splitting and Projecting
Saturday 10 June 2017

The Power of Non-verbal Communication in the Talking Cure
Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May 2013

Attachment Theory in Practice
Monday evenings from 22 January to 28 April 2013

The Importance of Infancy - And its Implications for Psychotherapy
Saturday 19 May 2012 - Edinburgh

The Importance of Infancy - And its Implications for Psychotherapy
Saturday 25 February 2012 - London

Applications of Object Relations Theory in Contemporary Psychotherapy
12 September to 5 December 2011

Psychological Trauma and the Child
Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 September 2008

Psychotherapeutic Work with Structures and Disorders of the Self
Wednesday 14 April - Wednesday 14 July 2010

Contemporary Views on Working with Transference
5 June, 26 June, 25 September & 6 November 2010







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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