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Dr Frances LaBarre

Dr Frances LaBarre is a psychologist psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City where she works with individual adults, couples, parents and children. She is Co-director of the Parent-Infant/Toddler Research Nursery, and a supervising analyst at both the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. She lectures and teaches both in the United States and in Europe. Her writings are known for her unique application of movement studies to understanding interactive dynamics in many settings, and particularly in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Her books are On Moving and Being Moved: Nonverbal Behavior in Clinical Practice (The Analytic Press, 2001), and The First Year and the Rest of Your Life: Movement, Development, and Therapeutic Change, (Co-author R. Frank, The Analytic Press, 2011).

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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...