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Thomas Kraft

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 23 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b265
  1. David M J Kraft

    After initial house jobs in London, Thomas Kraft (“Tom”) completed his psychiatric training at St Clement’s Hospital. He became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1973, and he was elected fellow in 2005. Tom had been a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine since 1959, and was made a life fellow. He was also an honorary member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH). Tom worked as a consultant psychiatrist in private practice using psychotherapy and integrative psychodynamic psychotherapy; he was an honorary consultant for St Luke’s Hospital for the Clergy (2000-8) and also supervised students preparing for the postgraduate diploma in hypnosis at University College, London. He began work in the field of hypnosis in 1963 and was one of the pioneers of behaviour therapy. He wrote over 80 papers in both British and international journals, and, during the past eight years, he wrote together with his son Dr David Kraft. He leaves his devoted wife, Jane, and two sons, David and Christopher.


    Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b265


    • Consultant psychiatrist in private practice Harley Street, London (b 1932; q Leeds 1956; DPM, BSECH/BSMDH Accred, FRCPsych), died from metastatic malignant melanoma on 10 December 2008.

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