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Confer Speakers

Mary Haley
Mary Haley is Head of Psychotherapy and a Wing Therapist at HMP Grendon, which is a wholly therapeutic prison for men comprising of four main therapeutic communities, an assessment unit and an additional Therapeutic Community which is designed for prisoners with learning disabilities. She is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and has spent over a decade providing individual therapy in prisons on an 'out-patient' basis on the prison wings before moving to the therapeutic communities at HMP Grendon.

Prior to qualifying in psychotherapy, she was a prison governor for over 17 years and has held both operational and policy posts. She has held senior training posts including head of prison management training, head of operational training and head of training for new prison officers. In addition, she was operational advisor to the women's policy group at prison headquarters for a period. Her main interests since qualifying in psychotherapy have been personality disorders and the effects of long-term trauma.
Mary Haley

Past and present Confer events
Forensic Psychotherapy: Pathologies and Treatment Strategies
Online module

Book of the Month
Tea with Winnicott
Author: Professor Brett Kahr

Donald Winnicott is currently the most popular author in contemporary psychoanalysis. His writings are cited in bibliographies even more frequently than those by Sigmund Freud. And yet how many mental health professionals have actually managed to read and digest the nearly twenty published volumes of Winnicott’s books, chapters, essays, reviews, and letters?... read more...
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Professor Peter Fonagy

Professor Peter Fonagy considers the research to show what treatments are most effective when working with children and adolescents suffering from anxiety, ADHD, depression, relationship and conduct problems... 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...