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21st April, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this workshop, the subject of soul murder will be discussed. Soul murder is not a diagnosis, it is a crime. Following on from the work of von Feuerbach (Kaspar Hauser), Freud and particularly Leonard Shengold, not to mention literary examinations of soul murder by Orwell, Ibsen and others, Paul Williams will seek to extend some of these ideas in their relationship to trauma and psychosis. Ways of working with the soul murdered individual will be considered.

Paul Williams trained as a psychoanalyst with The British Psychoanalytical Society where he was a Training Analyst. He won the Rosenfeld Prize for the treatment of severe disturbance. He was Joint Editor-in-Chief, with Glen Gabbard, of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis between 2002 and 2007. He worked as a Consultant Psychotherapist in the National Health Service in Belfast, Northern Ireland, treating traumatized patients. He now lives and works in private psychoanalytic practice in Northern California. He has published many papers and books on the subject of severe disturbance and psychosis. He recently produced an acclaimed experimental trilogy on severe disturbance seen from the inside: The Fifth Principle (Routledge, 2010). Scum (Routledge, 2013), The Authority of Tenderness (Routledge 2021).

This workshop is open to all qualifications and will focus mainly on the psychotherapy field, although other fields may find the discussion of interest.

The cost of this workshop is £40 members/£80.00 non-members.

A recording of the event will be made which you can purchase by signing onto the event, but please note, we are only able to issue CPD certificates for those who attend the actual workshop.

Ticket sales will close on Saturday 20th April at 12 noon.

The Zoom Link will be sent out to all participants the day before the event.


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IARTA Member
Soul Murder: a treatable catastrophe?
£ 40.00
Non Members
Soul Murder: a treatable catastrophe?
£ 80.00


21st April, 2024
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
£40.00 – £80.00

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