Registration for the Uni Brighton Boarding School Conference is now open


Registration for the University of Brighton Boarding School conference on Saturday 9 September 2017 is now open.

We are presenting a facilitated group discussion in the after lunch slot.

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Resources: new Animation section

We have added a new section to our Resources for animated films.

We launch the new section with a short animated film by Tony Gammidge…

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See the Documentaries section under Resources. You should find a range of topical television documentaries about boarding from the 1980s to the present day. These videos are hosted on YouTube, etc.

Conference: Boarding School: Surviving the Syndrome 09.09.2017


Boarding School: Surviving the Syndrome

Broken Attachment and Childhood Trauma

University of Brighton

Saturday, 9 September 2017 (9.30am to 5pm)

Conference for psychotherapists, counsellors, mental health workers, boarding school survivors and other interested people.

Conference overall aims are to:

  • Present key aspects of what has been published about the psychological and other effects of boarding.
  • Explore helpful therapeutic approaches for clients who are former boarders.
  • Consider current research and a possible agenda for future research
  • Enable networking amongst those interested in this important topic

Chair: Pam Howard, School of Applied Social Science, University of Brighton.

Speakers: Nick Duffell, Joy Schaverien, Alex Renton, Thurstine Basset, Anni Townend, Olya Khaleelee.

Group Discussion Facilitators: Marcus Gottlieb, Leslie Lund, Nicola Miller, Simon Partridge, Boarding Concern Directors.

For more details, contact Laura Williams:

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