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Ruthie Smith

Ruthie Smith is a Psychoanalytic Attachment Based Psychotherapist and Energy Psychotherapist with 30 years' experience in private practice and 10 years as a Principal Individual Psychotherapist and Supervisor in the NHS. She taught on a number of Psychotherapy Training Programmes before founding The Flame Centre in London where she works as a psychotherapist and supervisor and runs Flame residential retreats. She is also an A.I.T. teacher, and teaches on Converging Streams Energy Psychotherapy courses. She has regularly lectured and presented at events organized by Confer and others. Her interests include music (jazz and classical) and contemporary spirituality. Ruthie Smith

Past and present Confer events
Spiritual Trauma - The Forgotten Wound in the Consulting Room
Saturday 24 March 2018

Energy Psychotherapy
Saturday 8 July 2017

Post-Traumatic Growth
15 October 2016

Energy Psychology - Its Explosive Healing Potential - Edinburgh
Saturday 23 November 2013

The Gift of the Wounded Healer
Saturday 28 September 2013

Energy Psychology - Its Explosive Healing Potential - London
Saturday 9 February 2013

Autumn Seminar Series - Rupture and Repair
Monday evenings from 24 September to 10 December 2012
Working with Borderline Psychopathology seminar series
Tuesday evening seminars 17 January - 3 April 2012
Psychotherapeutic skills summer school - Working with 'Borderline patients'
Tuesday 28 June to Saturday 2 July 2011
Is There Such a Thing as an Impossible Patient? - A Seminar Series for Psychotherapists
Monday evenings 27 September to 6 December 2010
Psychotherapeutic Work with Structures and Disorders of the Self
Wednesday 14 April - Wednesday 14 July 2010

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...