Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Letter from Estela to Free Associations journal, 14 May 2015

    Estela Welldon and Otto Kernberg in January 2014 I was thrilled to read in your last issue 16 Autumn 2014 Otto Kernberg’s important article on Innovation in psychoanalytic education. He was one of my mentors when I did my post-graduate medical studies at the Menninger Clinic in 1962 and he provided me with much understanding […]

  • Playing with Dynamite – Estela Welldon

    Playing With Dynamite: A Personal Approach to the Psychoanalytic Understanding of Perversions, Violence and Criminality Part of the Forensic Psychotherapy Monograph Series Last published Karnac Books (2011) Estela Welldon brings together a generous selection derived from her many literary gems, in which she illustrates her groundbreaking-and sometimes explosive-studies of female sexuality and perversions, perverse transference, malignant […]

  • Mother, Madonna, Whore – Estela Welldon

    MOTHER, MADONNA, WHORE: THE IDEALIZATION AND DENIGRATION OF MOTHERHOOD Last published Clinica Psimatica (2013) and Karnac Books (2011) “Despite the fact that this book was published in 1988 and aroused some controversy because of its subject matter, the book has never been out of print and still sells actively, and has been adopted as a […]

  • Estela Welldon – Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist Marina Warner – writer and mythographer

    A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO FORENSIC PSYCHOTHERAPY Editor : Estela V. Welldon, Editor : Cleo Van Velsen Published by Jessica Kingsley (1996) Synopsis: This practical text covers both the theory and practice of forensic psychology, and contains a range of case studies concerning not only violent crime but also ‘white collar’ crime. It also provides guidelines […]

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