Executive Board

Dr Estela Welldon, Honorary Life President
Dr Estela Welldon, Honorary Life President

Dr 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

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Dr Colin Campbell, President
Dr Colin Campbell, President

Associate Medical Director and Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at SLAM where he works in prison, secure health and community services providing treatment and management for offenders with personality disorder. He completed his PhD on the developmental neurobiology of aggression at KCL. He also has an interest in organisational dynamics and trained in the systems psychodynamics model of organisational consultancy at the Tavistock, London.

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Dr Carine Minne, Past President
Dr Carine Minne, Past President

Dr 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.

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Dr Daniel Riordan, Vice-President
Dr Daniel Riordan, Vice-President

Dr Daniel Riordan BSc. MBBS MA MSc. FRCPsych. FRANZCP. MInstGA Dip FT is a consultant forensic psychiatrist, psychotherapist (general and forensic) and group analyst. He has worked in secure hospitals and prisons in the UK and Australia. He is a member of the IAFP and Australian Forensic Psychotherapy Association (AFPA) board. He has published articles and books/chapters in forensic psychiatry and psychotherapy.

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Dr Cleo van Velsen, Secretary
Dr Cleo van Velsen, Secretary

I am a Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalyst and have experience in the assessment and treatment of people suffering from a wide range of personality and other difficulties who have been destructive to themselves and others.

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Elena Mundici, Treasurer
Elena Mundici, Treasurer

Elena 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.

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Dr Alexis Theodorou, Treasurer Elect
Dr Alexis Theodorou, Treasurer Elect

Dr Alexis Theodorou is a psychiatrist completing forensic psychiatry and medical psychotherapy subspecialisation in London. He has a keen interest in the interplay being wellbeing and the arts.

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Lorna Downing, Executive Council
Lorna Downing, Executive Council

Dramatherapist, 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.

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Dr Caterina Marchetti, Exec. Council
Dr Caterina Marchetti, Exec. Council

Dr. 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.

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Maria-Luisa Mueller, Exec. Council
Maria-Luisa Mueller, Exec. Council

Maria 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).

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Prof. Felice Carabellese, Executive Board Member
Prof. Felice Carabellese, Executive Board Member

Prof. 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.

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Pamela Windham Stewart, Board Member
Pamela Windham Stewart, Board Member

Executive 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.

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Konstantin Nemirovsky, Board Member
Konstantin Nemirovsky, Board Member

Psychoanalytic 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.

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Alex Maguire, Board Member
Alex Maguire, Board Member

Alex 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.

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Wayne Bodkin, Executive Council
Wayne Bodkin, Executive Council

Dr Wayne Bodkin is a practising psychoanalytic couple therapist. He trained with Tavistock Relationships and holds a doctorate in couple psychodynamic psychotherapy. He has lived and worked in the city of Montpellier in the south of France for the last 32 years.

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Marianna Caserio, Co-Opted Member
Marianna Caserio, Co-Opted Member

Marianna Caserio lives and works in Italy. She is a secondary school teacher. She graduated at the University of Turin where she studied German and English linguistics and literature in 2009. She has also been teaching in companies since 2014 and she is a freelance translator.

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Dr Luisa Ziackova, Executive Council
Dr Luisa Ziackova, Executive Council

Dr 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

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Victoria Childs, Executive Council
Victoria Childs, Executive Council

Victoria Childs

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Prof. Brett Kahr, Executive Council
Prof. Brett Kahr, Executive Council

Professor 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.

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Annie Pesskin, Executive Council
Annie Pesskin, Executive Council

Annie is a psychodynamic psychotherapist working in private practice in Soho, London and Central Oxford. She also work as a reflective practitioner for Oxford Health's forensic mental health service. She treats relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression and other mental health problems. She is registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council and blogs at www.psychoanalysisinotherstories.com

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Dr Ronald Doctor, Seminar Lead
Dr Ronald Doctor, Seminar Lead

Ronald 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.

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Richard Curen, FPS Lead
Richard Curen, FPS Lead

Richard Curen works in private practice as a psychotherapist and supervisor. He trained at the Gestalt Centre London and at that Portman clinic where is teaches and supervises trainees. Richard was consultant forensic psychotherapist and supervisor at Respond where he worked for 17 years, and where he led the forensic service for adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities or autism. He is the Chair of the Forensic Psychotherapy Society and is registered with BPC and BACP.

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Dr Sarah Barden, Executive Council
Dr Sarah Barden, Executive Council
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Barbara Jacobs, Events and Communications Officer
Barbara Jacobs, Events and Communications Officer

Babs (BSc, MSc, PGCert) has worked in administration in the field of psychiatry for the last 14 years in various child and adult mental health services, forensic NHS clinics and therapeutic communities, including roles in Sussex, SLaM, RCPsych and the IoPPN at KCL. She currently works as office manager for the Eating Disorders Unit at KCL. She has completed a foundation course in psychodynamic practice and her goal is to train as a psychotherapist. She is the IAFP Board Communications Officer.

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