public event

start date

25-03-2021

end date

27-03-2021

time

17:30 - 18:30

price

non-bpf members - 2 day (Thursday & Friday) £ 95.00
bpf members - 2 day (Thursday & Friday) £ 75.00
bpf trainees - 2 day (Thursday & Friday) £ 60.00
non-bpf members - 2 day (Thursday & Saturday) £ 95.00
bpf members - 2 day (Thursday & Saturday) £ 75.00
bpf trainees - 2 day (Thursday & Saturday) £ 60.00
non-bpf members - 3 day (full conference) £ 155.00
bpf members - 3 day (full conference) £ 120.00
bpf trainees - 3 day (full conference) £ 95.00

location

Online (via Zoom)
United Kingdom

the violent human - bpf annual conference (3 day online event)

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year's event will now be held online (via Zoom).

“What a piece of work is a man ! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel…”

The oft-quoted lines from Hamlet’s soliloquy indeed pose us a question as we contemplate all that we witness of man’s capacity for cruelty and violence through the ages and especially in our own time. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, – whether ‘in a faraway country of which we know nothing' or on our own doorsteps or in the secrecy of homes afflicted by violence - events in the world confront us by all that we would call ‘inhuman’ and require us to question the very nature of our species. This Conference takes place at a time when, only a submicroscopic virus rivals humankind in its destructive capacity towards other living beings.

‘The Violent Human’ - is an exploration of the origins and expression of violence in human personal and social relationships in its many manifestations (including on the environment) at the different stages of life from childhood to adulthood. The conference will examine the role of psychotherapy in the prevention and treatment of violence, whether in the individual or the group. We will also look at the insights that psychoanalysis may offer on the unconscious dynamics (in the individual, the group or in society) that contribute to violent action.

schedule

Thursday 25th March will feature an introduction from Tim Fox and a presentation from Stanley Ruszczynski on ‘The Psychosocial Roots of Violence’. 

Friday 26th March will feature presentations from Ann Horne, Teresa Bailey, Dr Anthony GunterAriel Nathanson and Professor Paul Hoggett.

Saturday 27th March will feature presentations from Angela Foster, Jessica Collier, Christine van Duuren, Coline Covington and finally, David Morgan, who will provide the Conference's Overview ‘Do the ends justify the means? Pathological and Justifiable Violence’

Full details of the schedule can be found in our Annual Conference's brochure.

about the speakers

Stanley Ruszczynski
Psychoanalyst and Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, former Clinical Director at the Portman Clinic, co-editor (with David Morgan) of 'Lectures on Violence, Perversion and Delinquency'.

Ann Horne
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Fellow of the British Psychotherapy Foundation. Co-editor of The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.

Teresa Bailey
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. Co-Editor (with Ann Horne) of the Independent Psychoanalytic Approaches with Children and Adolescents series (Routledge).

Angela Foster
Psychiatric social worker and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, editor of Mothers Accused and Abused: addressing complex clinical needs’.

Jessica Collier
Art Therapist and clinical supervisor in the female prison estate. Co-convenor of the Forensic Arts Therapies Advisory Group.

Dr. Anthony Gunter
Programme Lead for Childhood and Youth Studies in the Open University’s  Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies. He is Author of Race, Gangs and Youth Violence.

Ariel Nathanson
Consultant Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapist specialising in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and young adults with perverse, delinquent and violent behaviours.

Dr. Christiane van Duuren
Chris van Duuren is a now-retired medical doctor and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She has extensive teaching experience in many settings, including as a Balint leader registered with the Balint Society. In a voluntary capacity she is a Member of the UK Palestine Mental Health Network.

Dr. Coline Covington
Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology and the British Psychotherapy Foundation. Her forthcoming book, For Goodness Sake: Bravery, Patriotism and Identity, will be published by Phoenix Publishing House in November 2020.

Prof. Paul Hoggett
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Professor Emeritus of Social Policy, University of the West of England, Climate Psychology Alliance Executive Committee

David Morgan
Psychoanalyst, Consultant Psychotherapist, Fellow of the British Psychoanalytic Society, the chair of the Political Mind Seminars at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. Editor The Unconscious in Social and Political Life (2019) A Deeper Cut (2020), co-editor with Stan Ruszczynski Violence Perversion and Delinquency (2009) and organiser of Frontier Psychoanalyst podcast. Training Analyst BPA BPF.

 

other information

The full programme will be announced soon, but please note that this year's conference will be held over 3 days. 

All fees are inclusive of the introductory evening. Registrants will be able to choose between purchasing a '2 day' ticket, giving them access to the introductory evening and 1 of the conference's days of talks; or a 'full conference' ticket, which will give them access to all three days of the conference. 

 

CPD

This event counts as 13 CPD hours for all registrants who purchase 'full conference' tickets. Those who purchase 'one day' tickets will be eligible for up to 7 CPD hours. 
 

See our cancellation & refund policy

For any questions or queries, please email us at events@bpf-psychotherapy.org.uk

 


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non-bpf members - 2 day (Thursday & Friday) £ 95.00
bpf members - 2 day (Thursday & Friday) £ 75.00
bpf trainees - 2 day (Thursday & Friday) £ 60.00
non-bpf members - 2 day (Thursday & Saturday) £ 95.00
bpf members - 2 day (Thursday & Saturday) £ 75.00
bpf trainees - 2 day (Thursday & Saturday) £ 60.00
non-bpf members - 3 day (full conference) £ 155.00
bpf members - 3 day (full conference) £ 120.00
bpf trainees - 3 day (full conference) £ 95.00