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DR. CHRISTOPHER CLULOW 

 
Introduction 
 
Dr. Christopher Clulow is Consultant Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Senior Fellow at Tavistock Relationships, the operating arm of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, London. He was Director of the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (formerly the Institute of Marital Studies) from 1987 – 2006, during which time and subsequently he has been a Visiting Lecturer at the Tavistock Clinic. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Social Policy at Dartington and President of Central and North Hertfordshire Relate. Between 1986 – 1994 he chaired the Commission on Marriage and Interpersonal Relations of the International Union of Family Organisations. 

Experience 

As well as management and group relations experience he has taught extensively in the UK and overseas, designed training courses for front-line mental health practitioners and acted as external examiner for clinical training programmes. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis and Sexual and Relational Therapy, and is Series Co-Editor of The Library of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis. His extensive publications on transitions in marriage, divorce, parenthood, and couple psychotherapy include eleven books, the most recent of which are Adult Attachment and Couple Psychotherapy: The ‘Secure Base’ in Practice and Research, published by Brunner-Routledge, Sex, Attachment and Couple Psychotherapy: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, published by Karnac, and Couple Therapy for Depression: A Clinician’s Guide to Integrative Practice, published by Oxford University Press. 

QUALIFICATION & SKILLS 

Following graduating with an Economics degree he completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Work prior to working as a Probation Officer. He then trained as a psychoanalytic couple psychotherapist and is registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council. He maintains a clinical and training practice in London and his home town of St. Albans. 

Passion 

He has worked, undertaken research in, published about and provided training for practitioners in the family justice system. He is committed to interdisciplinary practice to enable constructive outcomes for those going through the often difficult changes accompanying separation and divorce. 

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