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Elaine Martin

Elaine Martin is a counselling psychologist currently working in primary care in the HSE. She developed an interest in the idea of the Irish Psyche while undertaking psychotherapy training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in England in 2005. Over the last ten years she has conducted workshops on national and cultural identity, listening to people's identity stories and drawing out the patterns of relating, feeling and behaving in them. She has presented her work at academic conferences nationally and internationally e.g. the International Conference on Thinking (2011), the Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland (2012, 2016), the British Annual Conference of the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (keynote address, 2014). She was the first Chairperson of the Irish Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy.

Past and present Confer events
Clinical Shame: therapeutic issues unpacked
Saturday 10 March 2017

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...