- Duncan Cartwright, Ph.D., is head of the Centre for Applied Psychology, Psychology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. He is the author of Murdering Minds: Psychoanalysis, Violence and Rage-Type Murder (Brunner-Routledge,2002) and Containing States of Mind: Exploring Bion’s Container Model in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2010).
- Bachelor of Social Science (B.Soc.Sci. University of Natal, Durban, SA) Majors in psychology and anthropology (1989)
- Honours Psychology (Hons.Psych.UND, Durban, SA) Dissertation: Application of Vygotsky’s ‘zone of proximal development’ in psycho-analytic psychotherapy (1990)
- MA Clinical Psychology (M.A. Clin.Psych.University Durban-Westville, Durban, SA) Dissertation: Androgyny and the male midlife crisis (1992)
- Ph.D. (Psycho-analytic Psychotherapy), 1995-2000.(Ph.D. Rhodes University, Grahamstown, SA) Dissertation: Latent Murderousness: An exploration of the quality and nature of object relations in rage-type murderers (2000)
- Psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychotherapeutic skills, mentalization, psychoanalytic research methods, violence.
- Psychopathology, psychodynamic psychotherapy
- Conference organizer: ‘Working in the relationship’, Durban Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association (May 2013)
- “Thinking about Borderline Personality: a strategic approach”, Durban 2006-2010.
- “Working with the therapeutic alliance”, Durban 2010.
- ‘Borderline Personality: Current Dilemmas’, Public Health, ACT, (July, 2005).
- ‘Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: The work of Wilfred Bion’, Canberra (July, 2005).
- ‘Working with HIV/AIDS’, based on a publication in The American Journal of Psychotherapy (2002).
- Host of structured supervision programme: ‘Recognizing and working with transference’ (2002-2003).
- ‘Assessing dangerousness and psychotherapeutic work with violent offenders’, University of Natal, 2002.
- ‘Murdering minds: explosive violence in men’, Durban Private Practitioner’s Group, 2002.
- HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa): 1992-2014
- PsySSA (Psychological Society of South Africa): 1993- 2014
- APS (Australian Psychological Society): 2003-06
- SAPC (South African Psychoanalytic Confederation): 2010-2014
- UKZN psychology Clinic
- Mentalization-based group for street children
- Director of the Community Mental Health Programme (1998-2002). Planning and proposal submission for community projects in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, Durban, South Africa. Projects included: (1) An outreach clinical in the community; (2) Community Mental Health worker training Projects (identification and management of mental illness in the community); (3) Management of mental Retardation in Schools in the area; (4) A trauma project (management of high prevalence of PTSD in the community). Responsible for: supervision and Administration of projects (1), (2) and (3), general administrator of funds, clinical Supervision of Community casework.
- Bullying, vicarious trauma, counselling refugees
- Psychoanalytic understanding of OCD, clinical supervision, professional identity, mentalization-based treatment of street children