Offering a 'therapeutic presence' in schools and education settings

Solomon, Mike and Nashat, Sadegh (2010) Offering a 'therapeutic presence' in schools and education settings. Psychodynamic Practice: Individuals, Groups and Organisations, 16 (3). pp. 289-304. ISSN 1475-3626 (electronic) 1475-3634 (paper) Full text available

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This paper outlines a framework for conceptualizing the contributions that psychoanalytically-informed therapeutic professionals working within education settings can make to school staff and systems as well as to children and families. The paper combines theoretical concepts with case examples of work undertaken in different education settings, to illustrate the opportunities provided by offering a 'therapeutic presence' within schools. Examples include direct work with children and their families, as well as work with teachers and other education professionals, and include work in mainstream nursery, primary and secondary settings, as well as settings offering specialist provision.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CAMHS, Psychodynamic, Consultation, School-based Intervention, Therapeutic Presence, Education
Subjects: Groups & Organisations > Groups/Institutions/Organisations
Psychological Therapies, Psychiatry, Counselling > Consultation
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services

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