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Online continuing education for psychologists
Confer Speakers

Dr Dan Hughes

Dr Dan Hughes received his PhD in clinical psychology from Ohio University, with a clinical internship at the University of Rochester Medical School. He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Professional Society on the Abuse of CHildren (APSAC) and the Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh).

He consults with various mental health, social service, and residential treatment agencies in Maine and in other states and countries. He also presents workshops and trains therapists while maintaining a small direct service practice in Maine.

Dan is the author of Facilitating Developmental Attachment (1997) and Building the Bonds of Attachment, 2nd Ed 2006, both published by Rowen-Littlefield. He recently pubished Attachment-Focused Family Therapy, 2007, published by WW Norton.

He conducts weekly training sessions for therapists at Colby College in Waterville, ME and in 2008 will also be conducting training sessions throughout the year in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Dr Dan Hughes


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

Psychological Trauma and the Child
Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 September 2008







Book of the Month
Tea with Winnicott
Author: Professor Brett Kahr

Donald Winnicott is currently the most popular author in contemporary psychoanalysis. His writings are cited in bibliographies even more frequently than those by Sigmund Freud. And yet how many mental health professionals have actually managed to read and digest the nearly twenty published volumes of Winnicott’s books, chapters, essays, reviews, and letters?... 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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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...