The Devil You Know: Stories of Human Cruelty and Compassion
Dr Gwen Adshead, Forensic psychiatrist
Tuesday 23 November 2021, 6.30pm-7.30pm GMT
Free Admission, booking required
York Ideas Lecture
Dr Gwen Adshead is one of Britain’s leading forensic psychiatrists, and she has spent thirty years providing therapy inside secure hospitals and prisons. Whatever her patient’s crime she aims to help them to better know their minds by helping them to articulate their life experience. Through a collaboration with co-author Eileen Horne, The Devil You Know brings her work to life and sheds new light on the unpredictable nature of the therapeutic process as doctor and patient try to find words for the unspeakable. These are stories of cruelty and despair but also of change and recovery.