The Portman Clinic. An historical sketch

Fishman, Carlos and Ruszczynski, Stanley (2007) The Portman Clinic. An historical sketch. In: Lectures on violence, perversion and delinquency. The Portman Papers Series . Karnac, London, pp. 15-21. ISBN 9781855754959

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Abstract/Book Review

The Portman Clinic has been applying a psychoanalytic framework to the understanding and treatment of violent, perverse, criminal and delinquent patients since its foundations in the early 1930’s. All Portman Clinic patients have crossed the boundary from fantasy and impulse to action – action which defies legal and moral boundaries but which also breaches the body boundary of the victims. Ultimately, the violence underlying most of such violent, perverse and delinquent action, also attacks and disturbs the mind of both the victim, be that an individual or society, and that of the perpetrator.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Disabilities & Disorders (mental & physical) > Psychoses
Disabilities & Disorders (mental & physical) > Behaviour Disorders
Criminology > Forensic Psychotherapy
Department/People: Adult and Forensic Services
Depositing User: Ms Linda Dolben
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2009 10:27
Last Modified: 01 May 2017 14:01
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/98

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