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Mary Haley
Mary Haley is Head of Psychotherapy at HMP Grendon's Democratic Therapeutic Community. She has been a psychotherapist for over fourteen years, and has spent much of that time working within prisons. Her main areas of interest are Personality Disorder and Attachment Theory, both areas being highly relevant for forensic populations. She has written chapters in books on the treatment of offenders using attachment within a prison setting. Prior to changing career into psychotherapy, Mary was a prison governor grade for over 17 years and has worked in both operational and policy making roles including Head of Prison Management Training and Head of Operational Training and been in advisory roles to the Drug Strategy Unit and Women's Policy Unit in the Prison Service. She has recently joined the committee for the Perrie Lectures, an organisation which promotes the building of knowledge about criminal justice matters. Mary Haley

Past and present Confer events

Forensic Psychotherapy: Pathologies and Treatment Strategies
Online module

Vulnerability and Gang Life: Therapeutic Perspectives
Saturday 2 February 2019

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...