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Dr Estela Welldon

Dr Estela V. Welldon MD DSc (Hon) FRC PSYCH is the Founder and Honorary Elected President for Life of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy; Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists; Honorary Doctor in Sciences Oxford Brookes University; Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy at Tavistock Portman NHS Clinics; Honorary member of the American Psychoanalytic Association for Psychoanalysis.

She is a Member of the BAP, the CBP, IGA, AGP, IAGP and Honorary member of the Society of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists, Tavistock Clinic. She works privately as a psychoanalytical psychotherapist. and lectures worldwide. She is the author of many papers and chapters on Group Analytical Psychotherapy and Forensic Psychotherapy and the following books: Mother Madonna Whore, the Idealisation and Denigration of Motherhood (1988); translated into 11 languages; Sadomasochism (2002 , translated into 4 languages; Playing with Dynamite: A Personal Approach to the Understanding of Perversions, Violence and Criminality (Karnac, 2011) translated into Spanish (Psimatica 2014) and main editor of A Practical Guide to Forensic Psychotherapy (1997).
Dr Estela Welldon


Past and present Confer events
Working with Sexuality: Bodies, Desires and Imagination
Online module

Forensic Psychotherapy: Pathologies and Treatment Strategies
Online module

Psychotherapeutic Work with Intergenerational Trauma
Online module

Exciting Bad-Objects?
Saturday 24 February 2018

Psychodynamic Perspectives on Sexual Perversions
Saturday 1 October 2016

Unravelling Psychopathy
Saturday 12 March 2016

Why are we Murderous?
The Psychodynamic Treatment of the Forensic Patient

Saturday 17 October 2015

Is There Such a Thing as an Impossible Patient?
A Seminar Series for Psychotherapists

Monday evenings 27 September to 6 December 2010

Intergenerational Trauma Conference
Thursday 10 - Sunday 13 September 2009

The Psychotherapeutic Challenge of Working with Envy New Theory and Clinical Work Explored
1 December 2008

Book of the Month
Brett Kahr's Top Ten Psychotherapy Books - 2018
Professor Brett Kahr certainly knows something about the art of authoring books. Over the years he has written or edited twelve volumes, and has served as series editor of some fifty further titles. Earlier this year, he published New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy: Exploring the Work of Estela V. Welldon (Karnac Books, 2018)... More >>
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...