The Portman Clinic has been applying a psychoanalytic framework to the understanding and treatment of people who engage in violent, sexually harmful, criminal and delinquent behaviours since its inception in the early 1930s. Through this engagement we have developed a framework for thinking which informs our courses specifically addressing; risk and ethics, clinical assessment and treatment alongside the management of institutional difficulties which emerge in the care of these individuals.

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Introductory courses

Risk: A relational perspective

This eight week course, delivered in both London and Leeds, offers you an innovative framework for understanding the complex and subtle issues...

Applied course

Foundations in psychodynamic approaches to risk and complexity

This course provides a foundation in psychoanalytic principles and their application to working with complex and challenging individuals. We will...

Clinical / qualifying course

Forensic psychodynamic psychotherapy (D59F)

This course will allow you to practice as a forensic psychodynamic psychotherapist accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)...

CPD courses

Forensic CPD courses

Our Portman Clinic offers a unique experience in the psychoanalytic understanding of working with offenders

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