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Online continuing education for psychologists
Confer Speakers

Dr Bonnie Meekums

Bonnie Meekums, PhD, UKCP reg. psychotherapist, RDMP, Hon Fellow ADMP UK is one of the pioneers of Dance Movement Psychotherapy in the UK, and is also a UKCP registered verbal psychotherapist. She is an active researcher, trainer and practitioner who has lectured worldwide and has written extensively on the topics of kinaesthetic empathy and movement metaphors, including two books, Creative Group Therapy for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (2000, Jessica Kingsley) and Dance Movement Therapy: a Creative Psychotherapeutic Approach (2002, Sage). Bonnie is programme leader for the MA Psychotherapy and Counselling at the University of Leeds, where she brings an awareness of the embodied relationship to the training. Her journal work includes the roles of Symposium Co-Editor for the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling and Associate Editor for Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy.


Past and present Confer events
Mindfulness, Resilience and Harmony
A 6-Day Summer School-Retreat for Practitioners

Sunday 14 July - Friday 19 July 2013

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







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...

Did you know?
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...