BPC Webinar: Poverty and deprivation among children in the pandemic
POVERTY AND DEPRIVATION AMONG CHILDREN IN THE PANDEMIC
Speakers: Professor Vicky Lebeau (University of Sussex) and Coretta Ogbuagu (Anna Freud Centre and Association of Child Psychotherapists)
Webinar Chairs: Professor Lesley Caldwell and Dr. Poul Rohleder
Professor Vicky Lebeau will explore aspects of the post-war vision of the British social state and its impact on children and will then consider the relationship between childhood and deprivation and dependence in the contemporary welfare imagination, discussing such areas as food bank use and, also, the recent crisis around feeding children during school vacations.
Coretta Ogbuagu will present clinical vignettes of children who, during the pandemic, experienced their internal sense of self being deeply affected by what they saw and heard happening in the world around them. As self-isolation, racism, and anti-racism became trending topics in the outside world, the children’s inside sense of “who am I?” came into focus in therapy.
Vicky Lebeau is Professor of English at the University of Sussex and a trainee member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation. She is currently completing a monograph on Feeling Poor: Psychoanalysis and Class and researching a book-length project on Fanon’s Freud. She is a Founding Scholar of the British Psychoanalytic Council.
Coretta Ogbuagu is a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapist working in the National Health Service. She is a Registrant of the British Psychoanalytic Council.
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