Dr Estela Welldon

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; Honorary member of the American Psychoanalytic Association for Psychoanalysis.

She is a Member of the BAP, the CBP, IGA, AGP, IAGP and Honorary member of the Society of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists, Tavistock Clinic. She works privately as a psychoanalytical psychotherapist. and lectures worldwide. She is the author of many papers and chapters on Group Analytical Psychotherapy and Forensic Psychotherapy and the following books: Mother Madonna Whore, the Idealisation and Denigration of Motherhood (1988); translated into 11 languages; Sadomasochism (2002 , translated into 4 languages; Playing with Dynamite: A Personal Approach to the Understanding of Perversions, Violence and Criminality (Karnac, 2011) translated into Spanish (Psimatica 2014) and main editor of A Practical Guide to Forensic Psychotherapy (1997).




Online Modules

Talks On Demand

Past and Current Confer Events


Exciting Bad-Objects?
Saturday 24 February 2018

Psychodynamic Perspectives on Sexual Perversions
Saturday 1 October 2016

Unravelling Psychopathy
Saturday 12 March 2016

Why are we Murderous?
The Psychodynamic Treatment of the Forensic Patient

Saturday 17 October 2015

Is There Such a Thing as an Impossible Patient?
A Seminar Series for Psychotherapists

Monday evenings 27 September to 6 December 2010

Intergenerational Trauma Conference
Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 September 2009

The Psychotherapeutic Challenge of Working with Envy New Theory and Clinical Work Explored
1 December 2008