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Why are we Murderous?

The Psychodynamic Treatment of the Forensic Patient

Saturday 17 October 2015

In partnership with the
Forensic psychotherapy is a branch of psychotherapy which studies the treatment of the offender patient from a psychoanalytical perspective, investigating whether dangerous people can be treated psychologically rather than punitively. This conference will address the question of whether psychotherapists can properly diagnose dangerous or potentially dangerous patients who act out, and whether psychoanalytically-orientated treatment really works for this clinical population. This event is designed to illuminate why human beings can be dangerous, murderous or perverse. It is also an opportunity for non-forensic professionals, who nevertheless encounter acts of sadism in their clinical work, to develop effective strategies for dealing with those dynamics.

Professor Gill McGauley
Gill McGauley is a Consultant in Forensic Psychotherapist and Professor of Forensic Psychotherapy and Medical Education. She works clinically for Central and North West London Foundation NHS Trust where she develops and delivers psychotherapy services for women with a personality disorder in HMP & YOI Holloway and HMP & YOI Bronzefield. More >>

Dr Sandra Grant
As a psychiatrist, psychoanalytical psychotherapist and health service manager Sandra went on to work at a national level reporting on services as chief executive of the Scottish Health Advisory Service. She reviewed the capacity of the services to cope with the new mental health act and influenced significantly the mental health strategy of the Scottish Government. More >>

Professor Brett Kahr
Professor Brett Kahr is Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health in London, and Honorary Visiting Professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Language in the School of Arts at the University of Roehampton. More >>

Dr Carine Minne
Dr Carine Minne is Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychotherapy at Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental Health NHS Trust and the Portman Clinic, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She is also a psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society. She is the Training Programme Director for the North West London Specialist Registrar forensic psychotherapy training. More >>

Dr Estela Welldon
Dr Estela V. Welldon MD DSc (Hon) FRC PSYCH is the Founder and Honorary Elected President for Life of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy; Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists; Honorary Doctor in Sciences Oxford Brookes University; Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy at Tavistock Portman NHS Clinics. More >>


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Early bird: £108 (SOLD OUT)
A maximum of 15 earlybird tickets are available
Self-funded: £130
CPD Hours

Certificates of attendance for 6.5 hours will be provided at the event

5th Floor Lecture Theatre
Tavistock Centre
120 Belsize Lane

09.30 Registration and drinks
10.00 Start
10:50 Coffee
13:00 Lunch
15:10 Tea
17.00 End