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Rika Higashikaze

Rika Higashikaze is a counsellor and clinical psychologist who has worked with children with autism, adolescents and adults in hospital and private settings in Japan and England for 20 years.

She has studied cognitive behavioural therapy, transactional analysis, hypnotherapy and psychoanalysis (at the Tavistock Centre), psychosynthesis and psychotherapy (PET).

She also works for an overseas students' bureau in London, where she brings an Eastern awareness to communication and the exchange of energies between therapist and client.

Past and present Confer events
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...