Association of Family Therapy, Annual Conference

I’m going to the AFT Annual Conference next week in Dunblane, Scotland. I’m looking forward to catching up with old friends and colleagues and meeting new people. The plenaries and workshops are always engaging and useful. Here’s the flyer for the event: AFT 2017 Annual Conference in Scotland Date: 14 September 2017 (13:00) – 16 […]

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Reflective statement

Every year I have to re register with UKCP through the Institute of family Therapy. Here’s my reflective statement for this year. Reflective statement My clinical work over the last year had had two distinct threads to it. I have continued working with a local voluntary organization, New Dawn Family Support Service. This works with […]

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Tri-Borough Training

One of the things I’ve been doing in the last few months is teaching Systemic Practice to Social Care staff in the the London Tri-Boroughs of Hammersmith, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster as part of The Institute of Family Therapy’s Agency Based Training . I’ve been working with Donna Wright and Elizabeth Steven who are Systemic […]

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Writing for Publication workshop 18/1/2016

I went to a workshop on “Writing for Publication” run by Dr Renee Singh, Editor of the Journal of Family Therapy on Monday 18th January at the Institute of Family Therapy. The day covered: Introductions and introductory exercises Writing tips What to write How to find the right Journal/Publisher The meaning of “rejection” Consultation Exercise […]

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AFT Conference 2015 – workshop report

This is a report about one of the workshops I went to at the AFT conference in Canterbury last September. It’ll be published in the Spring edition of “Context”. Workshop report: Philippa Beale ‘Families in the Wild’ Having a great personal connection to wild places myself led me to choose this workshop, especially as I […]

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Plans for 2016

I am hoping to develop three areas of my work this year. I am taking on a new course for IFT’s Agency Based Training programme, teaching in Cambridge with my colleague Sandie Chatterton, starting in February. It’s always exciting and a bit daunting to start working in a new environment. I’m looking forward to meeting […]

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AFT Annual Conference 2015

I’m planning to go to the Association of Family Therapy‘s Annual Conference in Canterbury in September. This will be my fifth year of attending – it’s become an annual fixture! I really enjoy meeting old friends and colleagues and making new connections. The workshops and plenaries are usually excellent and help keep me up to […]

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It’s not about the nail

I’m always on the look out for good quality clips to use in my work for the Institute of Family Therapy’s Agency Based Training. I found this one, which is about all kinds of things: communication, mis-communication, gender and meaning as well as being very funny. It’s called “It’s not about the nail” directed by […]

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An introduction to social therapeutics: how a psychology of becoming informs a non-diagnostic, developmental therapy

I went to this two day workshop at then end of March, organised by the Institute of Family Therapy and delivered by Jim Wilson and Lois Holzman. The workshop brought together Systemic and Social Therapeutic perspectives and explored how these were relevant to our practice. There was a lot of active work, taking different positions, mirroring and […]

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