Events and Seminars

Event:Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training: "When mummy wants you to die" - can infanticidal wishes be survived ?
Venue:A Live Webinar - via Zoom
Date:31/10/2020
Duration:11:00 – 12:00 GMT
Extra Info:A one hour ZOOM special event reading with Professor Brett Kahr Please note events are live stream only they are not recorded.

This event:

Do some parents really hope that their children will die?

Although Sigmund Freud wrote extensively about death wishes in the family, he devoted far more attention to the child’s desire to kill the parent and, also, any unwanted siblings, rather than upon the parent’s desire to murder the child. Donald Winnicott elaborated upon parental death wishes, especially in his classic essay “Hate in the Counter-Transference”, albeit rather briskly. Building upon these foundational psychoanalytical contributions, Brett Kahr will draw upon his work with psychotic and forensic patients and, also, with normal-neurotic individuals, to explore the many ways in which maternal and paternal death wishes and death threats towards babies and children become internalised over time and, ultimately, contribute to the development of severe psychopathology.

In this special event for the Wimbledon Guild, Professor Kahr will explore the concept of the “infanticidal attachment”, examining how early death threats can damage the very foundations of the ego structure, resulting in psychosis, suicidality, criminality, severe eating problems, life-threatening addictions, and a host of other extreme psychological states. Drawing upon extensive case material, he will consider how intensive, long-term psychoanalytically orientated treatment can contribute to the neutralisation of such toxic “infanticidal introjects”.
Organised By:Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training
Web Link:http://https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/when-mummy-wants-you-to-die-can-infanticidal-wishes-be-survived-tickets-108857587976
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