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

press to zoom
Dr Carine Minne, President
Dr Carine Minne, 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.

press to zoom
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.

press to zoom
Dr Leslie Lothstein, Vice President
Dr Leslie Lothstein, Vice President

Dr 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

press to zoom
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.

press to zoom
Dr Colin Campbell, President Elect
Dr Colin Campbell, President Elect

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.

press to zoom
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.

press to zoom
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.

press to zoom
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).

press to zoom
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.

press to zoom
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.

press to zoom
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.

press to zoom
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.

press to zoom
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

press to zoom
Dr Uri Amit, Executive Council
Dr Uri Amit, Executive Council

My experiences include clinical investigations of the psychosocial concomitants of neoplastic diseases, of the links between non-verbal and verbal derivatives of the fear of annihilation; assessment and treatment of adult sex offenders; managing special governmental projects for children and adolescents; attending to cognitively declining populations, and dually diagnosed adults; teaching at a large public research university.

press to zoom
Dr Reena Kapoor, Past President
Dr Reena Kapoor, Past President

Dr Reena Kapoor is Assistant Professor and Deputy Training Director in the Law & Psychiatry Division of the Yale University School of Medicine. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of high-risk, violent offenders in prisons and community settings. She is past President of the IAFP.

press to zoom
Jessica Collier, Executive Council
Jessica Collier, Executive Council

Art 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.

press to zoom
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.

press to zoom
Dr Ronald Doctor, Executive Council
Dr Ronald Doctor, Executive Council

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.

press to zoom
Victoria Childs, Executive Council
Victoria Childs, Executive Council
press to zoom
Dr Sarah Barden, Executive Council
Dr Sarah Barden, Executive Council
press to zoom
Barbara Jacobs, Events and Communications Officer
Barbara Jacobs, Events and Communications Officer

Barbara has worked in the field of psychiatry for the last 14 years in various child and adult mental health services, forensic NHS clinics and therapeutic communities. Her roles at SLaM, RCPsych and IoPPN have cemented her interest in the therapeutic approach. She currently works as office manager in Psychological Medicine at the IoPPN, and is the IAFP Board Events and Communications Officer.

press to zoom