New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy

New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy : Exploring the Work of Estela V. Welldon

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New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy: Exploring the Work of Estela V. Welldon, edited by the author, contains many rich contributions by some of Welldon's most distinguished former students and proteges. The book consists of important chapters on the creative ways in which colleagues have utilised and expanded upon Welldon's work in the field of forensic psychotherapy in a variety of settings, including in hospitals, prisons, community mental health clinics, and, also, in private practice.
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  • Hardback | 302 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 544g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0367104199
  • 9780367104191

Table of contents

Series Editor's Foreword , Introduction , Forensic Psychotherapy in the Pre-Welldonian Era , "No intolerable persons" or "lewd pregnant women": towards a history of forensic psychoanalysis , Forensic Psychotherapy in Action , True falsehoods: Estela Welldon's paradoxical insights in forensic psychotherapy , Mothers-in-law: maternal function and child protection , Forensic psychotherapy in hospitals , Brain, womb, and will: a lethal cocktail or a grand affair? , Just a normal day: from prodrome to index offence and beyond , The female body as torturer: malignant bonding and its manifestations in perverse partnerships , Forensic psychotherapy in prisons , Working with gangs and within gang culture: a pilot for changing the game , Forensic disability psychotherapy , Extraordinary therapy: on splitting, kindness, and mothers , Responses to trauma, enactments of trauma: the psychodynamics of an intellectually disabled family , Forensic psychotherapy in the community , Committing crimes without breaking the law: unconscious sadism in the "non-forensic" patient
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"Estela V. Welldon is the High Priestess of forensic psychiatry. Her groundbreaking book Mother, Madonna, Whore shattered many of the myths about the female psyche and her wider work has had a huge impact not just on the mind sciences but also on the law. Her analytical skills, her openness of mind, and her sheer humanity make her iconic in her field."--Baroness Helena Kennedy QC
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