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Estela Welldon receives Honorary Membership in the American Psychoanalytic Association

Tuesday, 04 February 2014

Dr. Estela Welldon has been awarded with an Honorary Membership in the American Psychoanalytic Association. She was invited to attend a ceremony to receive the award on 15th January 2014 at the Association’s President’s Reception at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.

The award was bestowed upon Dr. Welldon in recognition of her pioneering contribution to forensic psychiatry by bringing psychoanalytic insight into the field through her work at the Portman Clinic. The Committee on Honorary Membership felt that Dr. Welldon’s work demonstrating the possibility of treating mothers convicted of abusing their children and then teaching others to do it as well is a model and deeply appreciated.

Find Dr. Welldon’s acceptance speech here

Estela Welldon  Robert Pyles

Dr. Estela Welldon receives her award from Robert Pyles, President of the American Psychoanalytic Association


Estela Welldon  Otto Kernberg

Dr. Estela Welldon with Otto Kernberg

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