Conference preliminary programme Friday, 21 March 2014

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

08.00 – 09.00


09.00 – 10.45

Plenary Session - Opening of the Conference

Celia Taylor, President elect IAFP (UK)

Frans Koenraadt (NL)


Chair: Celia Taylor (UK)


Leticia Castrechini (D) - The promotion of a transitional space in which to overcome transference issues when treating personality disorders

Francesco Spadaro (I) - Human, all too human: the communications of criminal patients

10.45 – 11.15

Coffee break

11.15 – 12.30

Parallel Session 1 - Mental condition in institutional life

Chair: Carine Minne (UK)

Reena Kapoor (USA) - Justifying the Continued Use of Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons

Pleun van Vliet & Gert Slettenhaar (NL) - The Blind Spot of Forensic Mental Health Care

Peer van der Helm (NL) - Living group climate in institutional care and psychopathology

Parallel Session 2 - Psychopathology and treatment in forensic mental health

Chair: Markus Feil (D)

Antoine Mooij (NL) - Perversion as a key figure of personality disorders

Cleo van Velsen (UK) - Perversion of truth in forensic personality disorders

Theunis van den Hazel (NL) - People with ID and personality disorders - an impossible combination

Parallel Session 3 – (Neuro)scientific role

Chair: Jessica Yakeley (UK)

Leslie M. Lothstein (USA) - Understanding and Treating Sexual Violence in Personality Disordered Men: Group Therapy in the age of the Social Neurosciences

Swanny Kremer (NL) - Moral deliberation in forensic psychiatry

Sudhir Kumar Gupta (India) - Criminal behaviors and the forensic aspect of the Narco Test

Parallel Session 4 - Round table discussion Training and teaching therapists

Chair: Jochem Willemsen (B)

Niels Habermann (D) - How to become a forensic psychologist (or better not?)

Gabriel Kirtchuk, Richard Ingram, Gill McGauley (UK) - Multi Disciplinary Forensic Psychotherapy Career Pathway in the UK

12.30 – 13.30  



13.30 – 14.30

Plenary Session

Chair: Frans Koenraadt (NL)

Keynote speaker: Abram de Swaan (NL) - Genocidal perpetrators and the compartmentalization of personality


14.30 – 15.00

Coffee break

15.00 – 17.00

Parallel Session 5 - Case histories

Chair: Colin Campbell (UK)

Gerben Meynen (NL) - The Breivik verdict: some remarks from a forensic psychiatric perspective

Thaddeus Muller (NL) - Lou Reed’s Walk on the wild side

Jaap Bos (NL) - Van Gogh and his suicide

Parallel Session 6 - Media, Mind and Message

Chair: Leslie M. Lothstein (USA)

Rachel Cohen (UK) - We Need to Talk… (Re)Introducing Media Audience Studies to Criminology and Forensic Psychotherapy

Lisa Firestone (USA) - Does the Media Play a Role in Perpetuating Incidents of Mass Violence?

Cleo van Velsen (UK) - The good, the bad and the ugly psychopath                      

John Woods(UK) - The Gang Mentality, a hiding place for criminality

Parallel Session 7 – Therapeutic approaches

Chair: Anne van den Berg (NL)

David Millar(UK) - The canary down the coal mine

Marcus Feil (D) - Standing on a knife edge. Managing confidentiality in Forensic Psychotherapy

Celia Taylor (UK) - Fostering a psychodynamic understanding of offending in London Probation Officers:  A joint project between the London Probation Trust and the London Pathways Partnership

Parallel Session 8 – Deviance

Chair: Pieter Ippel (NL)

Ronald Doctor (UK) - Delusion of Normality: understanding justifications and excuses of criminal behavior

Christoff Hanzig (D) - The justification of euthanasia killings in the National Socialism and afterwards

Karl Weilbach (Sw) - Deviance and Dangerousness as Constructs? Meaning and Abuse in Forensic Psychotherapy

Sietske Dijkstra (NL)- Parenting after high conflict divorce and fatal violence

17.00 – 18.00

Large Group

Convener: John Schlapobersky (UK)

20.00 – 23.00

Conference Dinner