Prof. Estela Welldon, Honorary Life PresidentDr Estela Welldon is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy at the Tavistock and Portman Clinics in London. In 1997 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science by Oxford Brookes University. Estela works privately as a psychoanalytical psychotherapist and organizational consultant. She is a Member of the British Association for Psychotherapy, the Confederation of British Psychoanalytic Council, the Institute of Group Analysis, the American Group Psychotherapy Association
Dr Carine Minne, PresidentDr Minne is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a Psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society. She trained as a Forensic Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist and is Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychotherapy at the Portman Clinic and Broadmoor Hospital since1998. She co-edits the International Journal of Forensic Psychotherapy and chairs the International Psychoanalytical Society Community Committee on Violence and the EPF Acting Out Patients Working Group.
Elena Mundici, TreasurerElena Mundici is a Psychotherapist member of the Tavistock Society of Psycotherapist, the Forensic Psychotherapy Society and the British Psychoanalytic Council. She works as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist in the NHS and is Director of Panoptikon, an organisation that works with prisoners and prison staff. She is currently editing a book on prison experience.
Dr Emma Went, SecretaryDr Emma Went is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist based in Norfolk. She is Lead Clinician and provides inpatient care for the Attarrah project, a locked rehabilitation service for women with complex needs. She has a private psychotherapy practice and has provided teaching and supervision to trainee psychiatrists from a psychodynamic perspective. She also regularly provides psychiatric opinions Nationwide to the courts and parole boards and has developed a special expertise in assessing risk
Dr Leslie Lothstein, Vice PresidentDr Leslie Lothstein is a forensic and clinical psychologist practicing in West Hartford Connecticut, USA. He is on the faculties of Yale, Case Western Reserve, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the University of Hartford and serves on several boards (Whiting Forensic Institute, Connecticut Association for the Treatment of Sex Offenders) and supervises and teaches in the residency and psychology training programs of the Institute of Living and Yale University, Dpt of Psychiatry
Dr Ronald Doctor, Executive CouncilRonald Doctor is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy and Forensic Psychotherapy at the West London Mental Health NHS Trust. He trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and is a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He was formerly a Visiting Psychiatrist at HM Wormwood Prisons. He was Treasurer of the IAFP, Treasurer and Chair of the Association for Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy in the NHS, Academic Secretary of the Psychotherapy Faculty & Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Katya Orrell, Executive CouncilKatya Orrell is a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist trained at the Tavistock Clinic. She is a Director and Founding Partner of Panoptikon, an organisation working with both offenders and prison staff and winner of the 2017 British Psychoanalytic Council PP Now Award for Innovative Excellence. She is Secretary of the Forensic Psychotherapy Society, a Board member of IAFP and is currently the Ethics and Professional Standards representative for the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists.
Prof. Brett Kahr, Executive CouncilProfessor Brett Kahr has worked in the mental health profession for over forty years. A Registrant of the British Psychoanalytic Council, he is Senior Fellow at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology in London and, also, Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health. A Trustee of the Freud Museum London, he is author or editor of twelve books and series editor of over fifty-five further titles.
Jessica Collier, Executive CouncilArt Psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, author and visiting lecturer, specialising in working with women in prisons and offenders with personality disorders in secure hospitals and therapeutic communities.
Lorna Downing, Executive CouncilDramatherapist, clinical supervisor, visiting lecturer and author, specialising in the assessment and treatment of difficult to engage violent offenders in NHS secure hospitals using a combination of theatre, movement and psychotherapy. She currently manages a team of Arts Psychotherapists in the Forensic Directorate of East London NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Caterina Marchetti, Exec. CouncilDr. Caterina Marchetti is a psychologist, psychoanalytic psychotherapist and specialist in criminology and forensic sciences. She studied and trained at the Institute of Psychotherapeutic Psychoanalysis (I.P.P) of Turin, Italy and is a member of the Italian Society of Criminologists (S.I.C.). Dr. Marchetti worked for 6 years in a community for young people with psychosis, for more than 22 years as a consultant to the Ministry of Justice at a prison in northern Italy.
Maria-Luisa Mueller, Exec. CouncilMaria Luisa Müller is a psychologist, psychodynamic psychoterapist and forensic psychologist in private practice.
She works for the judiciary and in a extra-parlamentary commision.
After pedagogic studies she attained a Master Degree in clinical psychology at the university
of Geneva in Switzerland.
She studied forensic assessment in Zürich, with a focus on forensic diagnosis and risk
assessment. She is member of various professional associations in Switzerland, France and Italy (Sipfo).
Prof. Felice Carabellese, Executive Board MemberProf. Dr. Carabellese Felice, MD, Psychiatrist, Forensic Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, is Associate
Professor of Forensic Psychiatry in the University Aldo Moro of Bari, School of Medicine. Author of
more than 150 scientific works his research focus on relationship between
psychopathological dimension and crimes; criminal responsability of mental illness patients;
forensic treatment of sexual offenders and NGRI offenders; mentally illness competence to
consent to treatment.
Pamela Windham Stewart, Board MemberExecutive Council. Pamela has been a practising psychotherapist in Highbury, London for over 20 years. She works with individuals, young people and couples. Work can be on an open-ended basis, or for an agreed time period, The purpose is to enhance life and to live it more creatively. My work with couples aims to help resolve difficuties.
Konstantin Nemirovsky, Board MemberPsychoanalytic psychotherapist, Vice-President of the Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy/The EFPP and a candidate of the Moscow Psychoanalytic Society / International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). He has worked as a clinical specialist in a number of government psychiatric hospitals and was training director in a charity foundation to prevent juvenile delinquency. He had organized number of scientific & educational projects, including the first ever IAFP training course in Russia.
Alex Maguire, Board MemberAlex Maguire is Senior Music Psychotherapist at Broadmoor Hospital specialising in the
treatment of violent offenders in high dependency and intensive care settings. He has
written and presented widely about this work, as well as maintaining a parallel career as an
improvising jazz musician worldwide.
Dr Luisa Ziackova, Executive CouncilDr Luiselotte (Luisa) Ziackova is Senior Specialty Doctor at St Andrews Hospital Essex, working in the Female PICU and Male Low Secure Personality Disorders units. Prior to moving St Andrews, Luisa worked in the private child and adolescent mental health sector in the UK. She has many years of experience, working in Britain and abroad, in child and adolescent psychiatry, as well as general adult psychiatry.
Alongside her work in psychiatry, Luisa is a keen artist. See https://artbylui.com
Dr Celia Taylor, Past PresidentDr Celia Taylor trained in Forensic Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry in London and in 1995 went on to work as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, and Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at Broadmoor Hospital. She then established a medium secure personality disorder service in the private sector, before moving to East London NHS Foundation Trust in November 2003 to establish Millfields Unit on the campus of the John Howard Centre in East London.