Anna Motz: A Love that Kills Interview with Dr Rebecca Lowe

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Blackwell's, Broad Street Oxford

23 May 2023

Time: 19:00 - 20:00

Price: £5.00


Blackwells, Bookshop
48-51 Broad Street

United Kingdom

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This talk describes Anna Motz’s psychotherapeutic work with criminalised women, both within a prison setting, NHS outpatient clinics and secure inpatient services.

Anna is a forensic psychotherapist and psychologist, MBT supervisor and psychoanalytic psychotherapist who specialises in violence committed by women, against themselves, their children and others. Here she is in conversation with philosopher Dr Rebecca Lowe who will interview her, asking pertinent questions about ethical issues in this treatment, the role of the state in protecting both mothers and children at risk, the efficacy of psychotherapeutic treatment and how and if re-enactments of earlier traumatic experiences can be avoided when women are placed in institutions without their consent.

By referring to the stories of women with whom Anna has worked over the past 30 years the conversation will illuminate central issues in therapeutic work, and the psychological forces that have led women to violence, as well as addressing the key question of how to design trauma-informed systems for women. Rebecca and Anna will be in conversation for approximately 35 minutes, with ample time for discussion and audience participation.

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