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YORK MEDICAL SOCIETY PUBLIC ORATION

October 12, 2024

‘Killing time: the work of a forensic psychotherapist’

Dr Gwen Adshead 

Venue: York Medical Society Rooms, 23 Stonegate, York at 2pm.

Dr Gwen Adshead is a forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist, who has been assessing and treating violence perpetrators for over 30 years. She trained at St George’s Hospital, the Institute of Psychiatry and the Institute of Group Analysis. She has worked as a consultant forensic psychiatrist in a range of secure settings; and as a psychotherapist in secure hospitals and prisons. She is trained in group analysis, mindfulness based cognitive therapy and mentalisation based therapy. Gwen has an academic interest in the roots of human violence; especially the role of early childhood adversity and childhood attachments. She also has a long-standing interest in ethics in mental health and in 2013 was awarded Kilthe President’s Medal for her work in this area.

Gwen has published widely, including many peer reviewed papers and book chapters; and she is the editor or co-editor of several academic textbooks including Clinical Topics in Personality Disorder (with Dr Jay Sarkar); the Oxford Handbook of Medical psychotherapy; the Oxford handbook of Forensic Psychiatry (2nd edition 2023) and the Oxford casebook of forensic ethics. Gwen lectures regularly in the UK and internationally; she has been visiting Professor at Yale School of Law & psychiatry and at Gresham College; and appears regularly on public radio.

Her most recent book, written for a general audience was written with her friend Eileen Horne and is called ‘The Devil you know’. Gwen is currently working on another book about language and trauma. She was awarded an Honorary fellowship from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in June 2024.

The Oration will be followed by tea/coffee and cake

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Details

Date:
October 12
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Venue

York Medical Society
23 Stonegate
York, North Yorkshire YO1 8AW United Kingdom
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Phone:
01904 849821
Website:
https://www.yorkmedsoc.org