© 2019 Barbara Jacobs for IAFP

28th Annual Conference - Konstanz 2019 

9th - 11th May 

Crossing Frontiers - Flight, Displacement and Migration in Forensic Psychotherapy

After the 20th century World Wars, humanity became seriously concerned about maintaining peace and safety. Progress was made but this new century has seen a return to wars and genocides supported by weapons and exacerbated by the widening of the global split between poor and rich. As a consequence flight, displacement and migration have become key issues. Extreme right-wing politics and their particular rhetoric are prominent in the political sphere. Values of coexistence, cooperation, understanding and human rights risk being seen as signs of weakness and impotence. In this conference we will be exploring these themes in relation to forensic psychotherapy’s contribution to improving the lives of migrants, refugees and all involved.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS • JOHN ADLAM • REINMAR DU BOIS • RICARDO CAMPOCHIARO •  L. CASTELLETTI • FELICE CARABELLESE • RICHARD CUREN • FELICITY DE ZULUETA • JAMES GILLIGAN • MICHAEL GUNTER • KLAUS HOFFMANN • J KIZILHAN • FRANCO SCARPA • FRANCESCO SPADARO 

John Adlam • "When the levees break  -  a ‘forensic psychosocial studies’ approach to climate-induced migration, toxic othering and the politics of the armed lifeboat". 

Klaus Hoffman • "Migration - Desires and Projections".

Felicity de Zulueta • "The Importance of Trauma in Forensic Psychotherapy & Psychiatry".