August 7, 2015
Boarding School Syndrome: The Psychological Trauma of the ‘Privileged’ Child
The new book, by SAP member Prof Joy Schaverien, has been given an excellent press reviews. It will be followed with the Conference: Boarding School Syndrome: Post-Jungian and Psychoanalytic Perspectives. The main presenter will be Joy Schavieren with the response by Francis Grier. The Conference will be chaired by Catherine Crowther. See below for more information about the book and the conference.
For many years I have observed the lasting damaging psychological effects of boarding schools on those who attended them. In my private practice I have frequently encountered those who were traumatised by the experience. In an article published in the British Journal of Psychotherapy in May 2011 I introduced the term Boarding School Syndrome to identify a set of lasting psychological problems that are observable in adults who, as children , were sent away from their home at an early age to boarding schools. This term has drawn a great deal of media interest being quoted in the national and international press.