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Online continuing education for psychologists
Confer Speakers

Professor Paul Hoggett

Paul Hoggett is Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Centre for Psycho-Social Studies at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He has over twenty years experience researching welfare change and the politics of community life for funders such as the ESRC, Home Office and European Foundation. He is also a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with a strong interest in the role of emotions in public life. He works within the Tavistock Group Relations tradition and was a founder editor of its journal Organisational & Social Dynamics. His books include Organising Around Enthusiasms (1986, Comedia), Partisans in an Uncertain World (1992, Free Association Books), Contested Communities (1997, Policy Press), Emotional Life and the Politics of Welfare (2000, Macmillan), and Politics, Identity & Emotion (Paradigm Publishers, 2009)..


Past and present Confer events
Psychotherapy and the Natural World
Online module

The Psychology of Inspired Collective Climate Change Action
Saturday 21 November 2015







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...