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Dr Robert Cutler

Bob is a Group Analyst and Member of the Institute of Group Analysis. He facilitates long term Professional Development Groups for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. These Groups pay attention to the interplay between responses to therapeutic work (with all its difficulties and rewards), and to its organisational context with the challenge or containment that might hold. The Groups also consider the personal resonances evoked as we attempt to swim in these powerful currents and the members find that respecting all of these areas provides important containment and support as well as insight. Bob has worked as a Group Psychotherapist in the NHS and with Refugee Survivors of Trauma. He teaches seminars in Group Analytic theory for students in training at Group Analysis South West in Bristol, and has recently conducted seminars in group facilitation at the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine. He was previously a GP with a particular interest in the interplay of the Psyche and the Soma.

Past and present Confer events
Mindfulness, Resilience and Harmony
A 6-Day Summer School-Retreat for Practitioners

Sunday 14 July - Friday 19 July 2013

A 5-Day Summer School - The Therapist's Well-Being
Sunday 1 July to Thursday 5 July 2012

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...