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This is an appeal for your help gathering information on international patterns of care for women mentally disordered offenders/women in secure hospital or prison health care.

Two Day Conference

One Day Conference in Association with the IAFP

IAFP One Day Conference to be held on Wednesday the 1st of May 2013 at the Mike Harris Centre, Rampton Hospital - Registration now open £60 (£50 IAFP Members)

This newly-validated course has been developed jointly by staff from Millfields Personality Disorders Unit, The Therapeutic Community and Outreach Service and an independent expert-by-experience, in association with our partners in the Psychosocial Studies Faculty in the School of Law and Social Science at the University of East London.  It builds on key, recent policy recommendations outlined in Personality Disorder: No Longer a Diagnosis of Exclusion the Personality Disorders’ Capabilities Framework the Knowledge and Understanding Framework, ‘Relational Security’ and the ‘Psychologically Informed Environment’.

Programme and Call for Papers: 21st to 23rd March 2013, Konstanz and Reichenau, Germany

eInterview: Dr Estela Welldon

Monday, 26 March 2012

Estela Welldon is Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy at the Portman Clinic and Honorary Elected Life President of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy. She trained in medicine in Mendoza, Argentina, and then in psychiatry at Menninger School of Psychiatry, Topeka, Kansas, USA. She has a specialist interest in the use of psychodynamic psychotherapy with perversions, violence and criminality, as well as in forensic psychotherapy.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services is conducting a survey of how much psychotherapy is available to patients in UK medium secure units.

Konstanz 2013: Location of next year’s Annual Conference

For next year’s annual conference we will be returning to the University of Konstanz. The event is being organised by Tilman Kluttig, past President and current Board member of the IAFP. Tilman is a Clinical Psychologist in the Department for Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Reichenau Psychiatric Centre.

Survey of IAFP Members

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

In an effort to get some feedback from our members and others who visit the web site, we recently carried out our first ever online survey.

Professor Paul Verhaeghe, senior professor at Ghent University and chair of the department for psychoanalysis and counselling psychology, on Estela Welldon’s Mother Madonna Whore

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