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Berna O'Brien

Berna O'Brien MSc., MBPsS, MIFPP, MICP, is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Dublin. Berna has a background in psychology, philosophy and general nursing. She is a training psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a clinical supervisor. Berna lectures on the M. Phil. in psychoanalytic studies and the MSc in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at Trinity College Dublin. Berna's areas of special interest are: psychosomatic illness, the ongoing development of the therapist and the training of future therapists in professional psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Berna is a former board member of the Irish Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and former Director of its professional training.


Past and present Confer events
Hate Threat and Unease in the Consulting Room
Saturday 20 January 2018 - Dublin








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Brett Kahr's Top Ten Psychotherapy Books - 2017
Professor Brett Kahr certainly knows something about the art of authoring books. Over the years he has written or edited ten volumes, and has served as series editor of some fifty further titles. Earlier this year, he published Coffee with Freud (Karnac Books, 2017) and, more recently, New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy... More >>
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