Tamara Ventura Wurman trained as a Medical Doctor and as a General Adult Psychiatrist in Chile. She has completed MSc in Theoretical Psychoanalysis and PhD in Psychoanalysis in UCL. Her research interest lie in using quantitative and qualitative approaches to studying psychodynamic psychotherapy process and its association to clinical outcomes. As part of her PhD she operationalized and developed a measure of therapist competence in Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Currently, she works in the NHS as a Specialist Registrar in General Adult Psychiatry in South West London.