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Confer Speakers

Dr David J. Wallin

David J. Wallin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Mill Valley and Albany California, USA. A graduate of Harvard who received his doctorate from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, he has been practicing, teaching, and writing about psychotherapy for nearly three decades. His most recent book, Attachment in Psychotherapy, is presently being translated into nine languages. He is also co-author (with Stephen Goldbart) of Mapping the Terrain of the Heart: Passion, Tenderness, and the Capacity to Love. Dr. Wallin is a lively and engaging speaker who combines a scholarly perspective with openess about his own experience as a therapist. He has lectured on attachment and psychotherapy in Europe, Australia, Canada, and throughout the United States. Dr David J. Wallin


Past and present Confer events
The Applications of Attachment Theory to Psychotherapy
Online module

Advances in Relational Psychotherapy
Online module

From collusion and collision to collaboration
Friday 11 and Saturday 12 July 2014
We are the Tools of Our Trade - How the Therapist's own Attachment Patterns Shape Therapy
21 and 22 June 2013

Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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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...