Events and Seminars

Event:Anticipating Suicide
Venue:Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6JF
Extra Info:In order to understand a suicide attempt, it is incumbent upon the clinician to understand the nature and function of a pre-suicide state of mind, which is influenced by a suicide fantasy that reflects the self's aggressive relationship with its body and its primary objects. Anticipating Suicide begins with Freud's view in Mourning and melancholia (1917) that "sadism alone ... solves the riddle of the tendency to suicide..." and will explore the nature of ruthless and sadistic violence. Five common suicide fantasies will be discussed and illustrated with clinical vignettes. The father's critical role in the outcome of a pre-suicide state will be described with particular attention to the way it is experienced in the counter-transference.

Registration, tea and coffee start at 10.30 am. Tickets are also available on the door at £20.

This event is organised by the bpf Wessex.
Organised By:British Psychotherapy Foundation
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