About the authors

Andrew Williams, BA (Hons,Oxon), MB ChB, MSc, MRCPsych, Dip. Forensic Psychotherapy, M Inst Psychoanal

Head of Adult Complex Needs and Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychotherapy, Portman Clinic, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.


Dr Williams is dually trained in psychotherapy and forensic psychiatry. He trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley and Bethlem Royal Hospitals, and completed his training in forensic psychiatry at Broadmoor Hospital and other forensic settings.


He is a practising psychoanalyst and a Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society. His particular field of interest is in the treatment of paraphilias using group and individual psychotherapy and the provision of consultations to staff working within secure and criminal justice settings. He is Course Lead for the Portman Clinic's BPC-registered training in forensic psychotherapy, and teaches widely on topics relating to the field. He is co-editor of the book Forensic Group Psychotherapy: The Portman Clinic Approach (Karnac), and co-author of Assessing Risk: A Relational Approach (Routledge).


Email: awilliams@tavi-port.nhs.uk


Declaration of interests: None


Jessica Yakeley, MB BChir, MRCP, FRCPsych, F Inst Psychoanal

Director, Portman Clinic; Director of Medical Education and Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychotherapy, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.


Dr Yakeley is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytic Society and Editor of the journal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Her particular fields of interest and research include antisocial personality disorder, violence, paraphilias and psychodynamic methods of teaching about the doctor-patient relationship.


She is the author of Working with Violence: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Approach (Palgrave MacMillan), and has edited three other books on medical education, medical psychotherapy and forensic psychotherapy. She is Research Lead for the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Psychotherapy Faculty and for the British Psychoanalytic Council.


Her recent innovations at the Portman Clinic include the national development and implementation of community services as part of a multi-site randomised-controlled trial of mentalisation-based treatment for antisocial personality disorder, and the development of a new forensic CAMHS service in London, one of many forensic CAMHS services being rolled out across England.


Email: jyakeley@tavi-port.nhs.uk


Declaration of interests: None


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