Events and Seminars

Event:The Violent Human - bpf annual conference (3 day online event)
Venue:Online - via Zoom
Date:25/03/2021 - 27/03/2021
Duration:17.30 - 20.00
Extra Info:Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year's event will now be held online (via Zoom).

“What a piece of work is a man ! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel…”

The oft-quoted lines from Hamlet’s soliloquy indeed pose us a question as we contemplate all that we witness of man’s capacity for cruelty and violence through the ages and especially in our own time. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, – whether ‘in a faraway country of which we know nothing' or on our own doorsteps or in the secrecy of homes afflicted by violence - events in the world confront us by all that we would call ‘inhuman’ and require us to question the very nature of our species. This Conference takes place at a time when, only a submicroscopic virus rivals humankind in its destructive capacity towards other living beings.

‘The Violent Human’ - is an exploration of the origins and expression of violence in human personal and social relationships in its many manifestations (including on the environment) at the different stages of life from childhood to adulthood. The conference will examine the role of psychotherapy in the prevention and treatment of violence, whether in the individual or the group. We will also look at the insights that psychoanalysis may offer on the unconscious dynamics (in the individual, the group or in society) that contribute to violent action.
Organised By:BPF: British Psychotherapy Foundation
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