Next Forum: Saturday 30th May, 2015 – The Patient’s Use of Terror

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Therapists working in forensic settings can expect to be terrorised. Patients who have experienced terror in their own lives will inflict terror as a projection of their own trauma and to elicit a containing response from you. The effect is disturbing and disorienting. The therapist’s task is to endure the assault without retaliation and to not be frightened of the patient’s fear.

This talk draws on the clinical work with two female offenders to illustrate the use, function and impact of terror on the therapy.

Kimberley Wilson is a Chartered Psychologist and former manager of the Primary Care Mental Health Service at HMP & YOI Holloway. She currently works in private clinical practice in central London.

When:  Saturday 30th May 2015

Time:   10:45-1.15pm, refreshments and registration from 10.30am

Price:   £10

Venue: Philadelphia Association, 4 Marty’s Yard, 17 Hampstead High St. NW3 1QW

Booking is advised saturdayforensicforum@gmail.com

Image credit: Dave McKean

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Event: Roberto Saviano on the Ward Against Organised Crime – 1st July, 2015 at 7pm

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‘I’m afraid of many things,’ the Italian journalist Roberto Saviano has said. ‘But dying isn’t one of them.’ As the author of Gomorrah, the internationally bestselling exposé of the workings of the Neapolitan crime syndicate the Camorra, Saviano faces the possibility of retribution every day. For the past nine years, he has lived under constant armed guard, ever since his book pointed the finger at crime bosses and helped secure life sentences for 16 mafia ringleaders.

Roberto Saviano will make a rare appearance in the UK when he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage. In conversation with BBC foreign correspondent Fergal Keane, Saviano will talk about his life in hiding and his beginnings as a reporter on the streets of Naples.

For more details on this talk and information on how to book, please click here.

Of interest – The Falling

In 1969, Lydia and Abbie are best friends at an English girls school. Lydia, the neglected daughter of an agoraphobic, becomes fixated on Abbie, who has begun to explore her sexuality. When Lydia suffers from a fainting spell, it becomes an epidemic, and she must convince the administration to take action. (from Wikipedia)

More details and the trailer can be found here.

The film is currently being shown at arthouse and independent cinemas. Details of showings can be found here.