Events 2017

Lewes Speakers’ Festival

Saturday 22nd July 18.45 - 20.00


In this talk Covington takes a psychoanalytic look at the evils committed by "ordinary" people in different contexts – from the Nazi concentration camps to Stockholm Syndrome to the atrocities publicized by Islamic State – and presents new perspectives on how such evil deeds come about as well as the extreme ways in which we deny the existence of evil.

Group behaviour, morality and forgiveness are considered. She explains how we demonize the "other" and how violent actions become normalized within communities, such as during the Rwandan genocide and Polish pogroms. The recent attraction of the Islamic State also highlights our fascination with violence and death.

This presentation blends psychoanalysis with sociology, history, and other studies of violence in order to develop a richer understanding of evil. Intending to make the unthinkable thinkable, this will appeal anyone who has ever asked the question: "How could anyone do something like that?

Dr Coline Covington is a senior Jungian analyst and psychotherapist with over 25 years of clinical experiences. She is former Chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council and Supervisor of the Society of Analytical Psychology, the British Association of Psychotherapists, and the London Centre of Psychotherapy. 

A Q & A session will follow.

The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling, London

10th June 2017

“Mindlessness: the Deadliest Sin of All”

Dr Coline Covington BPC, PSA will be Speaker for our concluding CPD Seminar on the Seven Deadly Sins Revisited.  Coline is a Jungian Training Analyst with the SAP and BPF with over 25 years of clinical and professional experience.  She has written and published widely on themes relating to Terror, War and the Nature of Evil. 

Psychotherapy Sussex, Brighton

3rd June 2017

“The Path from Mindlessness to Immorality to Evil”

Details TBA

Details TBA

Journal of Analytical Psychology Conference, New York

20-23rd April 2017

“Trauma and Dissociation”

Oxford Literary Festival, Oxford

26th March 2017

AGIP Annual Lecture, London. 

4th March 2017

“Children of perpetrators”