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Confer Speakers

Dr Aileen Alleyne

Dr Aileen Alleyne is a UKCP Registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor in private practice. She is based in both East Sussex, where she lives, and in South East London, where is practices two days per week. Aileen also consults to organizations on issues of difference and diversity in the workplace and in education. Her academic career has included lectureships at several London colleges and universities, including the University of London, Goldsmiths' College for over eight years. Aileen's doctoral research, examining black workers' experiences in three institutional settings, highlights the concept of 'the internal oppressor'. It offers ways of deepening understanding of black and minority ethnic people's psychological reactions to the negative impact of racism. Aileen is the author of several book chapters and journal papers exploring themes on black/white dynamics, and the ubiquitous emotion of shame ever-present in black identity wounding.


Past and present Confer events
Psychotherapeutic Work with Intergenerational Trauma
Online module

Intergenerational Trauma Conference
Thursday 10 - Sunday 13 September 2009

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...

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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...