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February 2020

“My name is Hugh. Hugh Miliation”: a psychodynamic perspective on intellectual disability and sado-masochistic states of mind

February 15 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane
Sheffield, S1 4FW United Kingdom
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£15 – £35

The psychodynamic treatment of people with intellectual disabilities and sexual perversions is still in its infancy. Using case-based material this presentation will explore some of the ways in which the pioneering work of Alan Corbett, Valerie Sinason and Estela Welldon and others provides a richer understanding of the intersection of psychodynamic theory and ‘forensic disability psychotherapy.’ Material from the treatment of a number of patients with intellectual disabilities will explore the impact of early losses on the development of sado-masochistic preoccupations.…

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