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Robert Downes

Robert Downes is a psychotherapist, supervisor, artist and trainer. His informal training as therapist began in his family of origin then more formally at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy in the 90s. This has been extended over the last 14 years through his studies of the Diamond Approach and through an ongoing 19 year dialogue with Foluke Taylor in the company of writers, critical thinkers, artists and more immediate familiars. He is currently engaged in integrating notions of white fragility and resistance into clinical thought and practice alongside the extension of the therapeutic curriculum - because we don't have time to wait for institutions to do this work more rigorously. He is in daily practice of building up his capacity to be still and thinking in front of extreme practices of white fragility (and white rigidity) in himself and others.


Past and present Confer events
Post-Slavery Syndrome
Friday 22 March (eve) + Saturday 23 March








Book of the Month
Brett Kahr's Top Ten Psychotherapy Books - 2018
Professor Brett Kahr certainly knows something about the art of authoring books. Over the years he has written or edited twelve volumes, and has served as series editor of some fifty further titles. Earlier this year, he published New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy: Exploring the Work of Estela V. Welldon (Karnac Books, 2018)... More >>
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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...