Valerie Sinason, PhD PGTC MACP M Inst Psychoanal

Director, Clinic for Dissociative Studies

Valerie Sinason is a poet, writer, child psychotherapist and adult psychoanalyst. She is registered with the BPC, ACP and UKCP. She specialises work with abused/abusing and dissociative patients including those with a learning disability in disabilty and has been used as an expert witness in court cases.

Valerie was Consultant Child Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic from 1987 to 1999; Consultant Psychotherapist at both the Anna Freud and Portman Clinics from 1994 to 1997 and Consultant Research Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst at St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, from 1994 to 2006. Valerie is Honorary Consultant Psychotherapist to the University of Cape Town's Child Guidance Clinic.

Valerie is president of the IPD, Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability, patron of the Dorchester Trust and the Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse, acting chair of trustees of the Nieu Bethesda Arts Foundation and a council member for Norwood.

Her extensive writing includes over 100 published peer-reviewed papers, chapters and books. She has written over 12 books and 100 papers and lectures nationally and internationally.

"Valerie Sinason talks to Graeme Galton", biographical article from "free association" Vol 10, part 4, No 56,  2003

"New Horizons in Disability Psychotherapy: The Contributions of Valerie Sinason" by Graeme Galton, "Free Association" Vol 9, part 4, No 52,  2002

Recent books

    Ritual Abuse and Mind Control: The Manipulation of Attachment Needs"   edited by Orit Badouk Epstein, Joseph Schwartz, Rachel Wingfield Schwartz, Karnak, 2011

    "Attachment Trauma and Multiplicity", revised edition, edited by Valerie Sinason, November 2010

                                  from the new Introduction

   "Mental Handicap and the Human Condition" An Analytic Approach to Intellectual Disability: Second Updated Edition. Valerie Sinason, 2010, 

"Family Matters", from 1992 to 1995 Valerie wrote a monthly article for The Guardian newspaper on an analytic approach to family problems.

Complete List of Valerie Sinason Publications