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Em Farrell

Em set up the Elizabeth Gentle Centre for Eating Disorders in 1989 and over a number of years saw close to 200 patients, usually for a 12-week intervention including CBT and massage. All patients were self-referred, most were bulimic and compulsive eaters, there were a few morbidly obese patients, a few profoundly anorexic ones and a few who didn't fit into any of the categories then named or known about. In 1995 her MA dissertation, Press Lost for Words: The Psychoanalysis of Anorexia and Bulimia, was published by Process and later an American edition was published by the Other Press. She also set up ran a certificate course in Eating Disorders for the Westminster Pastoral Foundation. She recently did a further training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, which she found extremely helpful with many of the people that she sees. In 2016 she wrote A is for Anorexia, which was a best-seller in several categories on Amazon. She has contributed to working groups on obesity and body-image issues for young people. Her website and very occasional blog can be found at She is currently writing B is for Bulimia. Em Farrell

Past and present Confer events
Postgraduate Training in Psychopathology
Deep CPD

Filling the Void
Psychotherapeutic skills for working with obesity

Psychodynamic Perspectives on Working with Bulimia
Saturday 4 July 2015

Working with Eating Disorders: Psychodynamic Perspectives
Saturday 11 October 2014

The Emotional Development of the Infant and its Implications for Psychotherapy
Thursdays 13 January 2011 to 24 November 2011

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...