Optional pre- and post congress activities

23rd Annual Conference IAFP on 20 - 22 March 2014 in Zeist, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Three sessions before and after the conference are supplementary to the program. An additional fee will be charged.

A. Excursion to a forensic psychiatric hospital (tbs-hospital) and to a long stay facility

Thursday 20 March 10.00 - 16.30 hours
A full day meeting on two different forensic mental health locations where the Dutch tbs-measure is applied. In the morning we will visit a tbs-hospital where different kinds of in-patient and out-patient forensic treatment programs are used.
After lunch we will have a guided tour on the premises of a long stay facility.
At both locations we will be informed by staff members and patients about their experiences with the programs.

B. Masterclass "Fatal violence towards children"

Thursday 20 March 2014, 13.00 hrs.– 16.00 hours
Small children can be confronted with threats and violence, varying from verbal threats, physical violence or maltreatment, even by their parents.
It is a shocking fact that the group most at risk of homicide in the United States and United Kingdom are children under the age of one year old. Criminological data supporting this chilling finding do not even account for the murders that are most difficult to detect, neonaticides or infanticides, as these may never even come to light. Infanticide is a crime that refers to the killing of an infant by his mother within the first year of life. For some mothers, this type of killing is the outcome of a secret, hidden pregnancy and birth, in a situation where bringing a baby into the world will lead to shame and rejection. Here the very first dyad, the mother–baby unit, is a toxic one, with fatal results. We will explore infanticide and neonaticide in this seminar, then turn the attention to other forms of filicide, that is the killing of children by their parents, including those committed by couples. In this seminar we look at the risk factors within the violent couples themselves, and explore these from also a psychodynamic viewpoint.

C. Masterclass "Violence in schools"

Thursday 20 March 2014, 13.00 hrs.– 16.00 hours.
Schools can be confronted with threats and violence, varying from verbal threats, physical violence or school-shootings. When schools have knowledge about factors that might contribute to threat and violence, this will prevent incidents.
Within the framework of this pre-conference we will discuss some real life cases on threat and violence in schools. We will discuss individual pathways leading to violence, do’s en don’ts in prevention and treatment and the role of psychologists in and outside the school.

D. Special guided tour on violence, insanity, eroticism and fire in Dutch art history in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Sunday 23 March 11.00 - 13.30 hours
Each year, the recently fully renovated Rijksmuseum creates a first impression for hundreds of thousands of people: they get a first impression of the museum as they stare a real Rembrandt ‘in the eye’ and get a taste of history. But it does not end there. The Rijksmuseum will continue to dazzle art and history lovers, and play an important role in contemporary society. Art and history are not merely a thing of the past and the Rijksmuseum is a modern museum - a museum where unique events take place, non-stop. This is true in particular for crucial issues within forensic mental health practice ranging from violence, insanity, eroticism to fire. We will see different historical and art stages of them.

E. Criminological guided walking tour in the Amsterdam down town district

Sunday 23 March 14.30 - 17.00 hours
We will be shown around in the lively area of the city of Amsterdam and see modern and historical sites in downtown Amsterdam. Drug abuse, organized crime and prostitution have their own subcultures in this neighborhood. Relevant critical criminological and ethnographical information will be presented especially for therapists dealing with clients in their offices.