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Bernadette Hawkes

Bernadette Hawkes is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and the Clinical Services Manager for the Mapesbury Clinic for People in Exile.

Her interests are in the areas of intercultural and forensic therapy and the use of African Caribbean literature in psychotherapy.

She is the former Book Reviews Editor of the International Journal of Psychotherapy and has published several articles including 'Resilience, Suffering and Creativity: the Work of the Refugee Centre', 'Hearing the Unhearable, Speaking the Unspeakable: original wounds, trauma, and the asylum seeker'.

Past and present Confer events
Cultural Narratives and Psychological Therapies
Friday 4 & Saturday 5 April 2008

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...