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Marcus Evans

After qualifying as a psychiatric nurse in 1983 Marcus Evans worked as a clinical nurse specialist in liaison psychiatry and para-suicide in Kings College hospital. and as a clinical nurse specialist in psychotherapy at the Bethel and Maudsley Hospital. He subsequently trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist at the Tavistock Centre, and qualified in 1995. He went on to become the Head of Nursing in the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, a position he held until becoming Associate Clinical Director of Complex Needs there in 2011.

Marcus has supervised designed, developed and taught outreach courses for front line mental health staff in various settings for the last 25 years in many mental health trusts including Camden and Islington, The Bethel and Maudsley, and Broadmoor Hospital School. He was one of the founding members of the Fitzjohns Service at the Tavistock Clinic, an enhanced psychotherapy service offering psychoanalytic treatment to patients who would not ordinarily be offered out-patient psychotherapy. His passion is the application of psychoanalytic psychotherapeutic ideas in mental health settings.

Past and present Confer events
The Psychotic Patient in Therapy
Saturday 14 February 2015

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