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Julie Selwyn

Julie Selwyn is Director of the Hadley Centre for Adoption & Foster Care Studies, at the University of Bristol, England. She has led several government funded adoption research studies and advised widely on adoption and permanency policy both within the UK and abroad. She is currently working on a government funded study 'Pathways to permanence for children of black, Asian and mixed ethnicity: dilemmas, decision-making and outcomes.'

Supporting the placements of children adopted out of care in Journal of Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry volume 12(1), (2007), Sturgess W and Selwyn J.
Paved with good intentions: the pathway to adoption and the costs of delay in BJSW July 36, (2006), Selwyn J., Frazer L. and Quinton D.
More than just a letter in Adoption and Fostering (No 2 Summer), (2006), Selwyn J. Frazer L. and Wrighton P.

Past and present Confer events
Psychological Trauma and the Child
Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 September 2008

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...