Treating Violence, Personality Disorder and Crime by Anna Motz
Why are men more violent to strangers than women are? Why, when women are violent, are they more likely to hurt themselves, their children or intimate partners? How can psychotherapy help society understand and treat major social and individual problems, including violence against oneself and others?
In this talk Anna Motz, a clinical and forensic psychologist, addresses these questions. She explains how a psychoanalytic account of the origins and expressions of violence is essential in understanding and treating victims and perpetrators. She describes both male and female violence and outlines an exciting new approach to treating high-risk men with personality disorders in the community, using principles from attachment theory: Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT). There is evidence that this treatment can reduce rates of re-offending in this high-risk group.
Anna Motz is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a consultant clinical and forensic psychologist who has extensive experience of assessing and treating mentally ill offenders and people in the community with longstanding difficulties with violence. She is also the author of The Psychology of Female Violence: Crimes Against the Body (Routledge, 2008) editor of Managing Self Harm: Psychological Perspectives (Routledge, 2009) and the forthcoming Toxic Couples: The Psychology of Domestic Violence (Routledge, 2013.)
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Tuesday 28 May 2013
7.30pm – 9.30pm, doors open from 7.00pm.
Entrance is free to members of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust or £5 on the door.
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