what's it like to be a psychoanalytic psychotherapist?
Listen to Stan Ruszczynski, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and bpf member, talking about his career path and professional experiences, as well as explaining how psychanalytic psychotherapy differs from other types of psychotherapy.
Stanley Ruszczynski is a Psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association, a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with the British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf), and a psychoanalytic couple psychotherapist with the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors. He is a Consultant Adult Psychotherapist and a former Clinical Director (2005-2016) at the Portman Clinic, part of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London. The Portman Clinic offers a psychotherapy service to patients who enact and are disturbed by their delinquency, violence or sexually damaging behaviours. He was previously Deputy Director and both Clinical and Training Coordinator at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships.
He has written a number of journal papers and book chapters and edited and co-edited a number of books including 'Lectures on violence, perversion and delinquency' (Karnac Books, 2007) and, with Sue Johnson, 'Psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the Kleinian tradition' (Karnac Books, 1999). In addition to his clinical work, he is particularly interested in offering consultancy to front line staff and managers working in secure hospitals, prisons and the probation service.