© 2019 Barbara Jacobs for IAFP

29th Annual Conference - Bilbao 2020 

23rd - 25th April 

Gendercide - Gender Divide

SAVE THE DATE for the 29th IAFP Annual Conference  23rd - 25th April 2020



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 (UK)  Anne Aiyegbusi (UK)  Antonia Carrasco (Spain)  Ronald Doctor (UK) • Ignacio Gomez (Spain)  Elida Grande (Spain)  Leslie Lothstein (US)  Anna Motz (UK)  David Phillips (US)  Estela Welldon (UK)

ORGANISING COMMITTEE • Jessica Collier • Ronald Doctor • Elida Grande • Barbara Jacobs • Carine Minne • Katya Orrell • Estela Welldon • Emma Went