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Fundamentalism: a Psychoanalytic Perspective

Richard Burgess presents a psychoanalytic viewpoint with its focus on the deeper causes of human behaviour.

Much has been written about the, cultural, political and sociological aspects of fundamentalism. But why are some people attracted to fundamentalist beliefs? What kind of inner worlds do fundamentalists have? Why might they become violent?

A psychoanalytic viewpoint with its focus on the deeper causes of human behaviour will be presented.

Richard Burgess is a psychodynamic psychotherapist with a long-standing interest in the psychological roots of fundamentalism in all its forms. After gaining a masters degree in economics from Essex University he worked in the civil service and local government and trained as a psychotherapist with Wpf Therapy. He has worked for over twenty-five years as a therapist in private and charity settings. He is a professional member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling and a registrant of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.


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Date and Time:

8 October 2017 at 11:00 am


1 hour 30 minutes



Conway Hall
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
0207 242 8034

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£3, £2

Available from:

Doors 10.30. Start 11.00

Entry £3, £2 concessions (free to Conway Hall Ethical Society members, who are encouraged to book these tickets in advance via the Book Now button)

Event is subject to capacity, without exceptions. Space will be reserved for ticket holders.

Additional Information:

Brockway Room (Ground floor, accessible. Induction loop audio).

Tea, coffee & biscuits will be available.

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