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