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Professor Del Loewenthal

Del Loewenthal is Professor of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Director of the Research Centre for Therapeutic Education, University of Roehampton. He is an analytic psychotherapist, chartered psychologist and photographer. Del is founding editor of the European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling (Routledge), UPCA chair and former founding chair UKCP Research Committee. His books include: Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography in a Digital Age (Routledge), Post-Existentialism and the Psychological Therapies (Karnac), Case Studies in Relational Research (Palgrave McMillan), with Andrew Samuels, Relational Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling (Routledge), with Richard House, Critically Engaging CBT (PCCS Books), with Robert Snell Postmodernism for Psychotherapists (Routledge), Critical Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling (Palgrave Macmillan)forthcoming, Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling after Postmodernism (Routledge)/forthcoming. Del also has a small private practice in Wimbledon and Brighton.

Past and present Confer events
The Talking Cure: The function of narrative in the psychotherapeutic process
Friday evenings, 23 January to 20 March 2015

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...