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The Officer's Ward Film Screening
24 June 2017
Officers Ward film




Film Screening

The event will also comprise an enhanced discussion for all, including those who have already seen the film who might join us from 3.30pm.  Maria Lawford will start the discussion with a short presentation of her research and work.

The Officer’s Ward is set during the opening days of the First World War, when a French officer (Adrien) is wounded by a German shell that explodes in his face. The film charts Adrien's five-year journey towards recuperation.

The screening will be followed by a break for tea, and then a discussion about the trauma and impact of disfigurement. Our four panelists approach the subject from the psychological, medical and psychoanalytical perspectives.

Those who have already seen the film might like to join us for tea at 3.30pm, and for the ensuing discussion.


Maria Lawford, Counsellor with The Psychotherapy and Counselling Service (now Psychological Therapies Service) at St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery

Ioannis Goutos Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust and Clinical Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London.

Mary Twyman Training Psychoanalyst and Supervisor for the BPA.

Joan Thompson (Chair) Psychoanalyst, BPA member and founder of the BPA film society.

Maria Lawford: In 2012 I completed an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies with the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust and UEL. My dissertation applied my psychoanalytic studies, interest & experience to my clinical work within the burns service. My dissertation was entitled – ‘Observing the patient experience on a burns intensive care unit – Womb or Tomb?’


£10..00 Register and pay online.


The building has limited access - please call us on 020 8 452 9823.


The bpf will not be held responsible for travel/hotel expenses made or incurred in the unlikely event of this course either being cancelled or postponed.

Event Details
Reference OWF
Start Date 24/06/2017
End Date 24/06/2017
Start Time 13:30
End Time 17:30
Price £10.00
Location bpf
Venue 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ
Tel: 020 8452 9823 Registered office: 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ
Company number 8238969 registered in England and Wales Registered charity number 1150806