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Paul Renn

Paul Renn is a UKCP accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice in London. He qualified as a social worker in the 1980s and has a background in the National Probation Service where he specialized in working with violent individuals and couples. He subsequently trained at the Centre for Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. He has presented papers at international conferences, devised and facilitated workshops on attachment and trauma and violent attachments and had articles published in professional journals and books in the UK and abroad. He is a member of the Forum for Independent Psychotherapists, the BACP, the International Attachment Network, the Register of Trauma Specialists, the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy, and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He is the author of The Silent Past and the Invisible Present: Memory, Trauma, and Representation in Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2012), and is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Inquiry. Paul Renn

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The Applications of Attachment Theory to Psychotherapy
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