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Dr Maggie Turp

Dr Maggie Turp is a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice, an independ-ent trainer, offering clinically themed workshops to counselling and psychotherapy groups across the UK. She is an active member of the Climate Psychology Alliance and the Confer Advisory Board.

Maggie's publications include numerous journal papers and two books, Psychoso-matic Health: the body and the word (2001 Palgrave) and Hidden Self-Harm: narra-tives from psychotherapy (2003 Jessica Kingsley). A further work, Narrative Repair in Psychotherapy: stories of self and the psychic skin boundary, has been commis-sioned by W. W. Norton and is scheduled for publication in 2020.


Past and present Confer events
Postgraduate Training in Psychopathology
Deep CPD

Eco-Psychotherapy
Online module

Self-Harming Clients in Psychotherapy
Saturday 6 April 2019

Women on the Couch - the seminar series
17 May to 13 December 2018

Working with Splitting and Projecting
Saturday 10 June 2017

Can I Really do This? What are rules of psychotherapy and are they negotiable?
Saturday 25 March 2017

The Psychology of Inspired Collective Climate Change Action
Saturday 21 November 2015

The Talking Cure: The function of narrative in the psychotherapeutic process
Friday evenings, 23 January to 20 March 2015

The Affronting Patient
2 November 2013

A 5-Day Summer School - The Therapist's Well-Being
Sunday 1 July to Thursday 5 July 2012

The Art of the Psychotherapeutic Intervention
9 seminars from Monday April 16 2012
Is There Such a Thing as an Impossiblr Patient?
A Seminar Series for Psychotherapists

Monday evenings 27 September to 6 December 2010
Self-Harm, Self-Care and the Way Between
Saturday 18 September 2010
The Psychotherapeutic Challenge of Working with Envy New Theory and Clinical Work Explored
3 November 2008
Psychopathology Unpacked
1 March 2010






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...