Burgh House Lecture – Ruth Barnett

IMAGO 

MULTI-LINGUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY CENTRE

BURGH HOUSE LECTURE

‘Trauma, Genocide and Psychotherapy’

By

Ruth Barnett

SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER 2002

In this forthcoming Burgh House lecture, Ruth Barnett who came to England from Berlin in 1939 on the Kindertransport, will talk about trauma in relation to how our selves and our lives today may have been influenced by a century of genocide.  The pace at which more and more families are split up and traumatized by violent conflict seems to be increasing.  What does this mean in terms of facilities needed, including therapy, to help displaced and uprooted refugees seeking asylum? How do they become ‘survivors’ and culturally adapt and put down new roots? What can we do to combat genocide?

Ruth Barnett was a teacher in multiracial secondary schools for 19 years and retrained as a psychotherapist in 1977 and has worked with people affected by the Holocaust in groups and individually.

Venue:     Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead, London NW3

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