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upcoming events

trauma, neglect and neurodevelopment: technical challenges of working with complex disabilities

Dec
10
10:15 - 16:15 London

The BPF is bringing together experienced professionals working with children and young people who have experienced trauma,...

sexuality now: moving beyond heteronormativity?

Jan
18
10:30 - 17:00 London

This full-day event is an opportunity to hear from the editors and contributors to the new book 'Sexuality and Gender Now...

mothers accused and abused: addressing complex psychological needs

Jan
25
11:00 - 12:30 Reading

Angela Foster will focus on the challenges to therapists as they struggle to ‘face’ abusive mothers and hear these women’s...

comparative clinical methods workshop

Feb
01
09:30 - 17:00 London

Members' event. A second workshop on the Comparative Clinical Method (CCM) - a method of understanding better how we work...

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