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The Many Sides of Betrayal: A Psychological Perspective – Wissam Kotait

The notion of betrayal is a polysemous concept that appears omnipresent in our psychological life....

Last updated 14 July 2024

The notion of betrayal is a polysemous concept that appears omnipresent in our psychological life. Betrayals occur on and from multiple fronts: towards others, towards oneself, towards a culture, betrayals of the body, failed acts, etc. Everything seems to show that the fate of betrayals oscillates between destructiveness and survival/differentiation.

During our session, we will explore the “place” of the traitor and the “notion” that emerges from it, in an effort to echo or give different meanings to some aspects of our practices. This exploration could benefit our listening skills and intervention modalities, enhancing our therapeutic approach.

Presenter

Wissam Kotait

Wissam Kotait is a I am a Lebanese mental-health consultant, psychotherapist and clinical psychologist with more than 15 years of experience in different mental-health fields across Lebanon and the MENA region.

He holds a M.A. in Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology from Beirut St-Joseph University, an M.A. in Art-Therapies with an emphasis on using play with adults and children from Paris – Paris V, and a University Diploma in Anthropology from Paris-Paris VII. He is also an affiliated active member of the SLP (Société Libanaise de Psychanalyse),