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Child sexual abuse now seems to be widespread and it evokes primal responses in us all. Can a Jungian and depth psychology perspective shed any light on this behaviour and what has best practice revealed about working with those who perpetrate such acts? This day conference will allow us to explore these questions and our two speakers will highlight different areas for discussion.
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Speaker: Stephen Hanvey
Stephen Hanvey has a background in social work where child protection was part of his brief. He served as the first CEO for Circles UK, a national charity established in 2007 to develop a community-based service working with men and women convicted of serious sexual offences. He has written in criminal justice publications on this innovative programme, and co-authored "A Community-Based Response to the Reduction of Sexual Reoffending" (Jessica Kingsley 2011). His paper is entitled Scapegoats and the kindness of strangers - Comprehending shadow in our communities.
Speaker: Jane Haynes
Jane Haynes is a Jungian psychoanalyst with a particular interest in the collective epidemic of internet pornography. She is the author of ‘Who is it that can tell me who I am?’, ‘Doctors Dissected’ and is currently finishing a new book, "If I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me". Her paper will address a recent social media phenomenon '#MeToo': the archetype of complusion.