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(2017). List of Contributors. Att: New Dir. in Psychother. Relat. Psychoanal., 11(1):85-87.

(2017). Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis, 11(1):85-87

List of Contributors

Gordon Alderson trained originally as a primary school teacher and then as a psychiatric social worker. After working for some years in forensic mental health settings he trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist at The Bowlby Centre. He is a member of The Bowlby Centre where he is currently teaching the third-year clinical seminar and is also a training supervisor. He works in private practice and as an adult psychotherapist for the NHS at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow. He has worked as a group therapist within the NHS and is currently setting up a psychotherapy group for refugees and asylum seekers in conjunction with the Refugee Therapy Centre. E-mail:

Orit Badouk Epstein is an attachment based psychoanalytic psychotherapist, a supervisor (UKCP registered), writer, and teacher who specialises in attachment theory and trauma. She teaches attachment theory at the Bowlby Centre, London. She runs a private practice and works relationally with individuals, couples, and parents. Orit has a particular interest in working with individuals who have experienced extreme abuse and trauma and have displayed symptoms of dissociation. She is the co-author of the book, Ritual Abuse and Mind Control: the Manipulation of Attachment Needs (Karnac Books) and co-editor of the book Terror Within & Without. She is the Associate Editor for the Journal Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis and is the co-editor of the ESTD (European Society for Trauma and Dissociation) newsletter where she regularly writes articles and film reviews. E-mail:

Ken Benau, PhD has been a licensed clinical psychologist and psychotherapist in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area for over twenty-five years. Dr Benau works with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couple, and family therapy from an integrative perspective, paying special attention to attachment, emotion, somatic experience, and constructions of intrapersonal and interpersonal reality. For many years, Dr Benau has studied and written about shame personally, from the inside out, and professionally, from the outside in. Dr Benau views understanding shame and its counterpoint, pride, as essential not only to our work as psychotherapists but to our shared humanity.


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