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Dr Arthur G. O'Malley BA MB BCH BAO DCH MRCGP FRCPsych

Art O'Malley has practiced as a doctor since 1990 and consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist from 2004 until 2014 for the NHS. He now works in private practice in Manchester specializing in the treatment of acute and complex traumatic stress disorders. As an EMDR consultant he sees patients with complex trauma across the lifespan. He has presently widely in the fields of trauma, neglect and the developing brain, attachment disorders, personality disorders, emotional dysregulation in ADHD and ASD diagnosis and management. He has a particular interest in infant and maternal mental health and was a member of the North West Regional Steering Group. The report ''Improving Outcomes and Ensuring Quality" was published in April 2011. This is a guide for commissioners and providers of perinatal and infant mental health services. He supervises therapists towards accreditation as both Practitioners and Consultants in EMDR. In Jan 2011 he became a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He has developed a bespoke model for the explanation and treatment of hyperarousal and hypo-arousal using both pictures and diagrams and a three dimensional model: Bilateral Affective Reprocessing of Thoughts, a dynamic model for psychotherapy. His book, The Art of BART, was published by Karnac in 2014.

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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

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