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Forensic psychotherapist, Dr Gwen Adshead, tells Jim Al-Khalili how she helps violent offenders detained in prisons and NHS hospitals, like Broadmoor, to change their minds.

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Mothers Accused and Abused: Addressing Complex Psychological Needs brings together stories about mothers who are accused of harming, and in some cases killing, their children, children who subsequently harm or kill others and the challenges to professionals who work with them.

Contributors include Estela V. Welldon, Helena Kennedy, Angela Foster, Carine Minne, Jessica Collier, Gwen Adshead & Anna Williams, Celia Taylor, Laura Abbott, Fiona Henderson, Pamela Windham Stewart, Steve Bambrough, Nicholas Crichton & Sheena Webb.


  • An invaluable practical guide to an innovative and psychologically informed approach to the management of offenders with personality disorder.
  • Each chapter reviews the evidence base for a component of the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) pathway then provides a more practical, detailed "how to do it" guide.
  • The authors have extensive experience in the development and delivery of services for personality disordered offenders in health and criminal justice settings.
Second Annual Conference of SIPFo: 'Treatment and Integration'

Elena Mundici (BPC/TSP, Director Panoptikon) reporting on the ITALIAN Society for Forensic Psychotherapy (SIPFo) conference in Catania, 2018

Remembering Alan Corbett

Monday, 20 November 2017

Obituary for Dr Alan Corbett written by Brett Kahr

The British Psychoanalytic Council's recent PPNOW (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy NOW) Bernard Ratigan Award received by Respond's Richard Curen and Noelle Blackman

The British Psychoanalytic Council's recent PPNOW (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy NOW) Awards, the top award for Innovative Excellence, went to Elena Mundici and Katya Orrell

Rage and Mourning in Catania

Tuesday, 07 November 2017

Katya Orrell reflects on the IAFP 26th Annual Conference Review held in Catania in May 2017

A two day seminar of the Transference Focused Therapy Institute of Munich and the German branch of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy.

My professional visit to Moscow

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Honorary Life President of the IAFP, Dr. Estela Welldon, reports on a recent visit to meet with colleagues in Moscow.

IAFP 26th Annual Conference

Thursday, 08 December 2016

Registration now open

ISPS 20th International Congress

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Registration open and call for papers

Two exciting opportunities have arisen for a Consultant Psychiatrist and Band 6 Nurse in the Millfields Unit, John Howard Centre, London

Remembering Gill McGauley

Monday, 03 October 2016

On Wednesday 5th October a rememberance service will be held for Gill McGauley.

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