Boarding School Syndrome|17th October|Cambridgeshire Consultancy in Counselling
VENUE NEAR CAMBRIDGE -This event will take place at Anglesey Abbey near Cambridge
Joy Schaverien coined the phrase “Boarding School Syndrome” to describe common problems experienced by some clients she had observed in her 30-year career as a therapist. She noticed that although apparently privileged, clients who had been sent to boarding school at a young age had been traumatised by the separation from their family and home. In addition, these children were vulnerable to bullying and abuse, making new attachment figures unsafe. To adapt to the system, the child may have developed defences to protect the true self. When these patterns of behaviour continue in to adult life they may create difficulties in intimate relationships.
Participants on this training day will develop an understanding of the Boarding School Syndrome presentation in therapy. Joy will draw on case material from her book, including pictures made in analysis. She will also discuss the particular transference dynamics which may arise as a repetition of the split between the boarding school self and the home self. There will be time for discussion of participants’ client material.To book your place and to find out more click here