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Professor Colwyn Trevarthen

Colwyn Trevarthen is Professor (Emeritus) of Child Psychology and Psychobiology in the Department of Psychology of the University of Edinburgh. He was trained as a biologist and psychologist, and pioneered research on infant communication in the 1960s with Jerome Bruner, T. Berry Brazelton and Martin Richards. He has published widely on brain development, the development of communication in infants and toddlers, musical and gestural communication, parent-infant interaction, and the interpersonal foundations of language and meaning. He has co-authored and edited Brain Circuits and Functions of the Mind: Essays in Honor of Roger Sperry; Children with Autism: Diagnosis and Interventions to Meet Their Needs; and Communicative Musicality: Exploring the Basis of Human Companionship.


Past and present Confer events
The Power of Non-verbal Communication in the Talking Cure
Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May 2013

Applying Video Interactive Guidance as a New Therapeutic Technique
Saturday 11 May 2013

The Psychotherapeutic Challenge of Understanding and Working with Intimacy - A Multi-disciplinary Conference
19 & 20 June 2009







Book of the Month
Why Love Matters: How affection shapes a baby's brain - Second edition
Author: Sue Gerhardt

Why Love Matters explains why loving relationships are essential to brain development in the early years, and how these early interactions can have lasting consequences for future emotional and physical health. This second edition follows on from the success of the first, updating the scientific research, covering recent... read more...
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Professor Peter Fonagy

Professor Peter Fonagy considers the research to show what treatments are most effective when working with children and adolescents suffering from anxiety, ADHD, depression, relationship and conduct problems... view...

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