Conversations Series The Trauma of Elite Boarding Schools
Joy Schaverien PhD is a Jungian analyst, psychotherapist and supervisor with a private practice in Rutland in the East Midlands, UK. Joy writes and lectures extensively on a varied group of topics including psychoanalysis, gender in psychotherapy, art and psychoanalysis and the psychological effects of boarding school. Boarding School Syndrome describes common symptoms suffered by those affected by early boarding. Originator of the term her new book is to be published by Routledge in June 2015. Based on extensive research with ex-boarders, in psychotherapy and in semi-structured interviews, it depicts the enduring psychological effects of this trauma.
Joy Schaverien, Jungian analyst, Boarding School Syndrome, Boarding, School, Syndrome, Psychotherapist, supervisor, Private, Practice, Private Practice, Rutland, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Author, gender in psychotherapy, consultations, East Midlands
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Conversations Series The Trauma of Elite Boarding Schools

November 2023

A growing number of voices have highlighted the emotional damage caused by elite boarding schools.  How can we explain and make sense of that damage?  Is the impact relevant to institutional practices of the past, or are contemporary boarding schools still having deleterious consequences?  How do they shape the way that cultural power operates in the UK?  Who most needs to understand these impacts: former students, therapists, parents, or the wider public?  These are the questions that will be explored in this Conversation Series, hosted by The Bowlby Centre.  We bring together leading authors, campaigners and survivors who are well placed to provide uncomfortable insights and perspective.  The conversation will of value to those who come due to personal history, professional interest or general curiosity.

The trauma of boarding school: Voices from childhood

  • Tuesday 7th November
  • 7pm – 8.30pm

Piers Cross, Filmmaker, Boarding School Survivor and Producer of An Evolving Man Podcast
Nicky Moxey, Boarding School Survivor and Editor of forthcoming collection: Worlds away from home.

The long-term consequences of boarding school: Voices from adulthood

  • Tuesday 14th November
  • 7pm – 8.30pm

Joy Schaverien, Jungian Psychoanalyst and Art Psychotherapist, Author of Boarding School Syndrome: The Psychological Trauma of the  ‘Privileged’ Child

Simon Partridge, Boarding School Survivor and writer Author of Boarding School Syndrome: Reconsidered in social context

When a country’s leaders are boarding school survivors: Voices from citizens

  • Tuesday 21st November
  • 7pm – 8.30pm

Alex Renton, Broadcaster and Author of Stiff Upper Lip: Secrets, Crimes and the Schooling of a Ruling Class

Nick Duffell, Author & Founder of Boarding School Survivors

Location: Online Via Zoom

Cost: £20 per session £50 for all three sessions