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Dr Aida Alayarian

Dr Aida Alayarian is a Chartered Psychologist, a member of the Clinical Psychology Forum, Professional Member of Nafsiyat, and the Forum for Independent Psychotherapists, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, an Elected Council member of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims and an associate of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility.

She is the co-founder and current Clinical Director of the Refugee Therapy Centre. She edited a book, Resilience, Creativity and Psychoanalysis (Karnac, 2007).

Past and present Confer events
Cultural Narratives and Psychological Therapies
Friday 4 & Saturday 5 April 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...

Did you know?
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...