29th Annual Conference - Bilbao 2020
23rd - 25th April
Gendercide - Gender Divide
SAVE THE DATE for the 29th IAFP Annual Conference • 23rd - 25th April 2020
THEME • GENDERCIDE - GENDER DIVIDE.
The inspiration for this conference title and theme came from a forensic patient who had
been violent towards his mother and who in his final session with his female therapist used
the parapraxis ‘gendercide’ when he meant genocide. The therapist interpreted this to
mean that, if the patient annihilated gender, and all women in his mind, then perhaps he
would no longer feel split between loving and hating his mother, his unavailable, distant
father, or the division within himself and his confused feelings around sexuality and an
abandoning therapist as the therapy ended.
The word gender has been reinterpreted and reinvented many times in the last few decades
and there has been an increasing interest in gender based violence and gender
directed violence across the world. There have recently been landmark changes in the law
in various parts of Europe, including Spain and in this conference we would like to explore
this and other themes related to violence which can be understood as being directed towards
VENUE • HOTEL MELIA Lehendakari Leizaola, 29, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
More information here.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS • Gwen Adshead • Anne Aiyegbusi • Antonia Carrasco • Ronald Doctor •
Ignacio Gomez • Elida Grande • Leslie Lothstein • Anna Motz • David Phillips • Estela Welldon
ORGANISING COMMITTEE • Jessica Collier • Ronald Doctor • Elida Grande • Barbara Jacobs • Carine Minne • Katya Orrell • Estela Welldon • Emma Went