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Stanley Ruszczynski

Stanley Ruszczynski is a psychoanalyst and a couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist. He is a Consultant Adult Psychotherapist at the Portman Clinic (where he was Clinic Director 2005-2016), part of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, which offers psychotherapeutic treatment to patients disturbed by their criminality, violence or damaging sexual behaviours. He was Deputy Director of Tavistock Relationships between 1987 and 1993. He is the author of a number of papers and book chapters, and the contributing editor and co-editor of Psychotherapy with Couples (Karnac, 1993), with James Fisher, Intrusiveness and Intimacy in the Couple (Karnac, 1995) and with David Morgan Lectures on Violence, Perversion and Delinquency (Karnac, 2007). In addition to his clinical work, he has a particular interest in offering organisational consultancy and teaching in the UK and abroad.

Past and present Confer events
A Couple State of Mind
Saturday 29 June 2019

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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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...