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on the subject of Boarding Schools
Nick Duffell’s book has received wide acclaim from doctors, therapists, educators, writers and general readers. It describes the history and social context of boarding, the inevitability of ‘Boarding School Syndrome,’ as well as the process of de-constructing a ‘Strategic Survival Personality.
Wounded Leaders: British Elitism and the Entitlement Illusion – a Psychohistory
by Nick Duffell, Lone Arrow Press 2014, trade paperback
by Thurstine Basset and Nick Duffell
Boarding School Syndrome: The psychological trauma of the 'privileged' child
By Joy Schaverien, 2015
by Margaret Laughton, Allison Paech-Ujejski, et al. | 25 Feb 2021
by Nikki Simpson | 8 Jun 2018
Sad Little Men: Private Schools and the Ruin of England
Articled written by Marcus Gottleib, a psychotherapist who talks about his experience running workshops with gay boarding school survivors and shares his own personal learnings and growth, as well as those of his clients.
Working with female ex-boarders in workshops
Thoughts written by Nicola Miller on topics that have emerged through her work with women ex-boarders including internalised misogyny.