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Professor Miriam Steele

Miriam Steele, PhD, is Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, at the New School for Social Research in New York City. At The New School, Miriam co-directs (with Prof Howard Steele) the Center for Attachment Research. Dr Steele is also an Anna Freud Center trained psychoanalyst, and a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Miriam initiated the London Parent-Child Project, a major longitudinal study of intergenerational patterns of attachment that gave rise to the concept of 'Reflective Functioning. Miriam Steele has also carried out a range of funded longitudinal attachment studies in the context of typical development, child maltreatment and adoption. Most recently, Miriam Steele (with Howard Steele and Anne Murphy) has pioneered the development of a Group Attachment-Based Intervention aimed at preventing child maltreatment and promoting attachment security. Professor Miriam Steele

Past and present Confer events
The Applications of Attachment Theory to Psychotherapy
Online module

Transforming Attachments
Friday 20 & Saturday 21 February 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...