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Discussants – Round-table Discussion


Issue 46 (Spring 2011)  Pages – 73-92 


INTRODUCTIONS:  Kim Spendlove: My name is Kim Spendlove, I work with the Clondalkin Probation Team out in Dublin 22, so my background is in psychology and criminology. I came by psychoanalysis via the MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in DBS. I work with violent offenders, who are referred to me by their probation officers. These include people that have either come out of prison or who may be referred to me pre-trial. So some of them would have very, serious charges, including murder and manslaughter and I‟d see them on a weekly basis.


John Sheehan: My name is John Sheehan. I‟m a psychiatrist at both the Mater and Rotunda Hospitals in Dublin. My background is as a medical doctor, qualifying in UCD in 1980. I worked in branches of medicine for six years and then specialised in psychiatry. I did the Masters here in St. Vincent‟s in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, graduating in 1990. So, I have an interest in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychotherapy in general going right back to the 1980‟s. Currently, my work in the Mater includes things like medically unexplained symptoms – so psychotherapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy are very useful. ….

Round-table Discussion

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