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Rev Christopher MacKenna

Christopher MacKenna is an Anglican priest, a Senior Member of the Jungian Analytic Section of the British Association of Psychotherapists, and an honorary member of the Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London.

He has published a number of peer reviewed papers on the resonances between Christian and psychotherapeutic understandings, including From the Numinous to the Sacred which was awarded the Michael Fordham prize for the most original contribution to clinical analytic thinking published in the Journal of Analytical Psychology in 2009. Currently Chris is Director of St Marylebone Healing and Counselling Centre, London, which offers professional counselling and psychotherapy within a Christian setting, and Chaplain and Clinical Director of the Guild of Health.

Past and present Confer events
The Intuitive Psychotherapist
Friday 29 and Saturday 30 June 2012 London

Applications of Object Relations Theory in Contemporary Psychotherapy
12 September to 5 December 2011
Object relations theory and christianity
Saturday 15 January 2011

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...