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Professor Helen Payne

Professor Helen Payne, PhD; UKCP; Fellow ADMP Reg. pioneered an embodied psychotherapy (dance movement psychotherapy) in the UK leading the professional association, first post graduate accredited training, research and publications. She is trained in Laban Movement Analysis, Person-Centered Counselling, Group Analysis and Authentic Movement, works with children, adolescents and adults, conducts research, supervises PhDs, teaches and examines at doctorate level nationally/internationally. She is the founding editor-in-chief for the international peer reviewed journal 'Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy' published by Taylor and Francis. She is clinical manager for the University of Hertfordshire's spin-out Pathways2Wellbeing which supports people in the NHS with persistent bodily symptoms for which tests and scans come back negative. She has recently been honoured to have been invited to join the NHS England task force for therapies for medically unexplained symptoms. Her current publication is entitled 'Essentials in dance movement psychotherapy: International perspectives on theory, research and practice' published by Routledge. She is commissioned editor-in-chief for the forthcoming 'Routledge International Handbook on Embodied Perspectives in Psychotherapy: Approaches from Dance Movement and Body Psychotherapies'.


Past and present Confer events
Insecure Attachment and Unexplained Illness
Saturday 21 April 2018








Book of the Month
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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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...