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Online Lecture: Gwen Adshead

When Mothers Kill


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Time & Date:
Friday 5th February 2021
13.00 - 15.00

via Zoom


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Gwen will discuss which factors make a woman likely to kill her own child. She will present some data about women who kill their children, and discuss the contribution of mental health problems. Gwen will focus on disorganised attachment and some recent research which suggests that this may be a useful way to think about the murderous state of mind. There will be discussion about legal outcomes and which interventions might be useful for both perpetrators and their families.


Gwen Adshead is a forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist. She trained at the IGA and at the Oxford centre for Mindfulness Studies. She has worked as a therapist with offenders for many years; and has experience of assessing and treating men and women who have posed a high risk of harm to others; usually in the context of mental disorders such as personality dysfunction. She has run therapy groups for people who have killed family members and mothers who have mistreated their children. She works as an expert in the family Courts; and she has also been involved in training perinatal practitioners. Gwen has published a number of books and papers; and is currently working on two further books. 


OXPIP Lectures are for professionals working with parents and infants


"Just such a generally smooth and brilliant technical achievement and as always great professional material, Thank you"
- Previous Online Lecture Attendee


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  • Tickets: £25
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