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Confer Speakers

Dr Dianne Campbell Lefevre

Dr Dianne Campbell Lefevre, MB ChB FRCP FRCPsych, worked for 40 years with patients with mental illness including intensive work with people with psychoses. She worked initially as a physician and later as a Consultant Psychiatrist and a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy. She ran an MSc course in the Psychodynamics of the Psychoses for 6 years. She is interested in the multiple factors contributing to the genesis, course and effective management of mental illness and in particular in the psychoses and their relationship to PTSD, OCD, BPD and DID.

Past and present Confer events
Neurobiology and its Applications to Psychotherapy II
Online module

Neuroendocrinology for Psychotherapists
The psychophysiology of the inflammatory response in states of emotional disregulation

Saturday 26 September 2015
The Impossible Profession?
Monday 17 February 2014

Feeding Our Minds - What we Need to Know About Nutrition and Mental Health.
Saturday 24 March 2012

Working with Borderline Psychopathology Seminar Series
Tuesday evening seminars 17 January - 3 April 2012
Is There Such a Thing as an Impossible Patient? - A Seminar Series for Psychotherapists
Monday evenings 27 September to 6 December 2010
Psychopathology Unpacked
8 February 2010
Contemporary Views on Working with Transference
5 June, 26 June, 25 September & 6 November 2010
Countertransferences, Intersubjective Fields and Enactments
5 June, 26 June, 25 September & 6 November 2010

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...

Did you know?
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...