Stockwell Centre Annual Lecture 2017 | Colchester | 6th October 2017
Boarding School Syndrome:
The Psychological Trauma
of the ‘Privileged’ Child
Presented by Professor Joy Schaverien
Friday 6th October
At: FirstSite Lewis Gardens High Street Colchester CO1 1JH
Starts at 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Tickets £15.00 – CPD Certificate of Attendance availble on request
In her book published in 2015 Joy Schaverien identified a cluster of symptoms and behaviours, which she proposes be classified as ‘Boarding School Syndrome’. Children, girls as well as boys, may be sent to boarding school at an early age. This sudden and irrevocable, loss of their primary attachments constitutes a significant trauma for many.
This talk will be illustrated with pictures that convey how this syndrome manifests in adults in psychotherapy and calls for a particular psychotherapeutic approach. Discussion will widen to consider working with other traumatised individuals in psychotherapy and to parallels with children in the care of the local authority. Participants are encouraged to bring their own clinical thinking about their ex-boarder patients and other childhood traumas.
Joy Schaverien PhD is a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology, in private practice in the East Midlands. She is a Training Analyst and Supervisor for the British Jungian Analytic Association, Visiting Professor for the Northern Programme for Art Psychotherapy and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology. Author of many books and articles including: The Dying Patient in Psychotherapy (Palgrave 2002) (a full-length case study of working with the erotic transference and with boarding school trauma) and Boarding School Syndrome: The Psychological Trauma of the ‘Privileged” Child (Routledge 2015).
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