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ANNUAL LECTURE 2017- Children of Perpetrators: Living in the Shadow of Evil

Saturday 4 MARCH 2017        Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm

365 London Resource Centre, Holloway Rd, London, N7 6PA


Children of Perpetrators: Living in the Shadow of Evil

How do you live with the knowledge that your father ordered the death of thousands of innocent people? Children of parents who have committed or been involved in atrocities have to live with the guilt of their parents’ deeds, even when guilt is acknowledged by the parents. Because of their family history, these children often become “lightning conductors” for social guilt, tainted with the mark of evil. Drawing on clinical material and interviews of children of Nazi SS officers, this talk will look at the personal psychological repercussions and conflicts that children of perpetrators face in their lives and relate this to the wider social implications in managing the aftermath of extreme violence and inhumanity.

Coline Covington, Ph.D., B.P.C. is a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology and the British Psychotherapy Foundation and former Chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council. She is a Fellow of International Dialogue Initiative (IDI), a think tank formed by Prof. Vamik Volkan, Lord Alderdice and Dr. Robi Friedman to apply psychoanalytic concepts in understanding political conflict.

From 2011 to 2013 Coline was Visiting Research Fellow in International Politics and Development at the Open University and Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C..

Coline’s publications include Terrorism and War: Unconscious Dynamics of Political Violence (Karnac, 2002), Shrinking the News: Headline Stories on the Couch (Karnac, 2014), Sabina Spielrein: Forgotten Pioneer of Psychoanalysis, 2nd edition (Routledge, 2015), and Everyday Evils: A Psychoanalytic View of Evil and Morality (Routledge, 2016).

Coline is in private practice in London.

Fee: £35 booked in advance, £25 for trainees, £40 on the door (if tickets still available)

Tickets available from AGIP Tel: 020 7272 7013


Event Properties

Event Date 04-03-2017 2:30 pm
Event End Date 04-03-2017 4:30 pm
Capacity 40
Cut off date 03-03-2017
Individual Price £35.00
Location AGIP Psychotherapy
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