Inside and outside: The evolution of systemic approaches in mental health

Helps, Sarah, Barnes, Gill Gorell, Barratt, Sara and Altschuler, Jenny (2021) Inside and outside: The evolution of systemic approaches in mental health. [Film/Video]

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Gill Gorrell-Barnes will focus on how and why a systemic approach evolved from a framework that connected the well-being of individuals to the wider functioning of a healthy society through the Welfare state. She will introduce the discussion about the ways in which families as well as therapists themselves were changing in a post-world war global system with the ongoing development of social media. Sara Barratt will describe the evolution of the profession of family therapy at the Trust and will talk about the development within and outside of the clinic, to include systemic approaches to working in the GP surgery and the value of the relationship between GP and therapist in providing an effective and supporting environment for patients in crisis. Jenny Altschuler’s presentation will begin by discussing the establishment of a service for families facing life limiting medical conditions and disabilities at the Tavistock Clinic, the particular challenges posed by parental illness and the development of a multidisciplinary course on working with families for healthcare professionals. Particular attention will be paid to the current challenges that loss, trauma, migration, living apart from close family and experiences of ‘othering’ pose to caring and being cared for when unwell.

Item Type: Film/Video
Additional Information: Held on 18 March 2021.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tavistock and Portman Centenary
Subjects: Couple & Family Therapies > Systemic Family Therapy
Families > Families - Psychology
Media Appearances > Film/Video
Psychological Therapies, Psychiatry, Counselling > Systemic Psychotherapy
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
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