Dr Gary Winship (PhD, MA, RMN, Dip Gp Psych, Cert Add) - Associate Professor, University of Nottingham. Senior Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham University. Editor International Journal of Therapeutic Communities. UKCP registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist, NMC MHN registered.  Formerly Lecturer; Universities of Sheffield & Reading, Senior Adult Psychotherapist; Berkshire NHS Trust, Broadmoor & Maudsley Hospitals.  Visiting lecturer: UCL, University of Greenwich, UEL, Goldsmiths.  Currently leading an AHRC project looking at Therapeutic Use of Clay (£189K).  Previous grants include ESRC examining issues concerned with children and young peoples such as arson, drugs, trauma & suicide.  

Editor & commentator of the collected papers of the late Jonathan Pedder (who was one of Winship’s supervisors): Attachment & New Beginnings in Psychoanalytic Therapy - the collected paper of JR Pedder, (Karnacs,2010).   He has also published Die Erotik by Lou Andreas-Salome [editor and introductory essayist] (Rutgers, Transactions Press, 2012).  His abiding interest in talking therapy and understanding why people take drugs is condensed in his recent book: The Spike & the Moon - Addictive Personalities & Why People Take Drugs (Karnacs, 2011).  He is currently completing a follow-up to this book which will look at group and community based treatments which are effective in harnessing recovery.  Winship has delivered several seminars in China (Shanghai & Ningbo) and was invited to deliver the key note to the 22nd National Congress for Children’s Mental Health in 2011.  He was described in an article in The Times (2009) as one of the two leading experts in arson in the UK.  His website: www.winship.info has received over 2 million hits in the last 6 years. 

He is currently the chair of the appointments panel for the prestigious Annual Skellern Lecture & Wiley-Blackwell Lifetime Achievement Award in Mental Health (previous recipients include Phil Barker, Jo Brand, Helen Bamber, Shirley Smoyak).  External examiner for the Cassel Hospital MA in psychosocial practice (2005-2009).  Treasurer for the Association of Therapeutic Communities (ATC) 2001-2007, full member of Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS (APP), member ISPS UK, clinical member of Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association (UPCA) Currently chair of training standards for Universities Training College (UTC), and UPCA. 

He has worked in the field of substance misuse since 1980 when he began working on the in-patient drug unit at the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital.  In 1988 he took charge of one of the in-patient treatment wards where he developed an innovative therapeutic community ethos with an emphasis on democratic therapy.  He later also worked in the out-patient service and co-authored the service protocols for the first dedicated methadone clinic in the UK based at the Maudsley).  He has since been a supporter and advocate for East- West Detox which is the UK charity which has worked closely with the famous addictions treatment offered at Thamkrabok Monastery in Thailand.    

Formerly Associate Editor of the Journal of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and editorial board member of Perspectives in Psychiatric Care (2002-2012) and the International Journal of Therapeutic Communities (1996-2000).  His paper: Further Thoughts on the Process of Restraint (2006) was cited by Amnesty International and was Blackwell's 3rd most downloaded JPMHN paper in 2006-7.   

EXPERT CLOUD TAG: Self-harm, suicide, substance misuse, gangs, bullying, knife crime, transgenerational features of mental disorder & mental trauma, football (sport as social inclusion), arson, fire-starting, social inclusion, personality disorder, depression, therapeutic democracy, therapeutic anarchy (esp chaos theory in human relations), organisations & institutions, group dynamics, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, acute psychosis, depression, art & creative therapy, therapeutic communities, poetics in therapy, siblings, birth order and only children (‘Oneliness’).


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1983 Ward Six, Maudsley Hospital

1993 Witley 2 - Bethlem Royal Hopsital, Mike Smee, Kris Dominy, GW, Janis Bell, Mike Gossop, John Strang

2003 ATC Windsor, Stuart Whitley, Joe Berke, GW

2004, Wentworth, Lewis Mac-Winship & Bernard Langer: How Europe Won the Ryder Cup  (unpublished interview, Lewis’ debut field study)

1984, Bethlem Royal Hospital, doing a concert for the patients

2011 Evening lecture, Nottingham Contemporary Gallery

2006, South Bank University, Introducing Jo Brand, Lifetime Achievement Award, Cath Gamble, Jo Brand, Joy Bray, Dawn Freshwater, Julie Repper, GW

2010 Shanghai, Fudan University

2011, Ningbo, China 22nd National Conference on Adolectent & Child Mental Health

2011, Visit to Kunang Psychiatric Hospital, Ningbo, China

2012 Windsor TCTC Conference, On the Shoulders… Nick Manning, Rex Haigh, GW, Colwyn Trevarthen

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Evening at Lakeside Theatre Chaired by Lucy Porter talking about Comedy & MH May 5th 2016