The truth about ‘boarding school syndrome’
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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The truth about ‘boarding school syndrome’

The truth about ‘boarding school syndrome’

Article by Wendy Leigh in the Telegraph.

As a new book suggests our classic British institutions inflict lifelong mental wounds, boarding school ‘survivor’ Wendy Leigh examines the lifelong effect of being sent away from home, aged 10.


I don’t use the word “incarcerated” lightly; even (perhaps, especially) as a child, it always seemed more akin to Wandsworth Prison than an educational establishment for the upper classes. But it is one that seems all the more fitting now I have read Boarding School Syndrome: The Psychological Drama of the ‘Privileged Child’, a newly published study of former boarders like me, by Professor Joy Scheverin.

Extract from the article.