Dr Gwen Adshead

Dr Gwen Adshead

Dr Gwen Adshead has been a Consultant Psychotherapist at Broadmoor Hospital since 1998. She is a practising group psychotherapist and a Member of the Institute of Group Analysis. Dr Adshead has published over 100 papers on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Forensic Psychotherapy, and Ethics in Forensic Psychiatry in peer reviewed journals and chapters of books. Her current research interests include moral reasoning in psychopathy and the attachment characteristics of maltreating mothers.

She is founder member of the International Association of Forensic Psychotherapy and has been a member of two Royal College of Psychiatry working parties, and three Department of health sub-committees. She was Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists for 5 years. Dr Adshead is registered with the Law Society as an Expert Witness and approved under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act as having special experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorder.


Past and Current Confer Events

The Traumatised Mother’s Inner World
Saturday 15 June 2019 - London


Postgraduate Training in Psychopathology
Deep CPD

The Traumatised Mother’s Inner World
Saturday 15 June 2019

Insecure Attachment and Unexplained Illness
Saturday 21 April 2018

Live Supervision
Saturday 30 May 2015

The Affronting Patient
2 November 2013

Psychotherapeutic Skills Summer School – Working with ‘Borderline patients’
Tuesday 28 June to Saturday 2 July 2011urday 2 July 2011