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Stanley Ruszczynski

Stanley Ruszczynski is a Psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association, a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with the British Association of Psychotherapists, now the British Psychotherapy Foundation, and a psychoanalytic couple psychotherapist with the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors. He is a Consultant Adult Psychotherapist and Clinical Director at the Portman Clinic, an NHS outpatient forensic psychotherapy clinic, part of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London. The Portman Clinic offers an assessment and psychoanalytic treatment service to patients who are disturbed by their delinquency, criminality or violence, or whose sexual behaviour damages themselves or others. He lectures, teaches and undertakes clinical and organisational consultancy in London, the UK and abroad and has a particular interest in working with staff teams and their managers who have the task of managing, containing and treating the more disturbing and challenging patients and offenders often cared for in secure hospital and prison settings. He was previously Deputy Director and both Clinical and Training Co-ordinator at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships. He is the author of over 35 journal articles and book chapters and the editor and co-editor of 5 books, the most recent of which is Lectures on Violence, Perversion and Delinquency (Karnac Books, 2007), co-edited with David Morgan.

Past and present Confer events
Working Psychotherapeutically with Sadism
Friday 28 November 2014

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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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

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