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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
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
Declaration of interests:
Portman Clinic; Director of Medical Education and Consultant
Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychotherapy, Tavistock and Portman NHS
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
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