Conversations across education and mental health in a mainstream primary school [interview]

Jenkins, Millie (2021) Conversations across education and mental health in a mainstream primary school [interview]. In: Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Primary Schools: Tavistock Approaches. Tavistock Clinic Series . Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 128-138. ISBN 9781032023182

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In this chapter a deputy head teacher, family support worker, and child psychotherapist talk about their work in a primary school over many years. They describe the practicalities of their work together every week in school, from the initial thinking about whether to refer a family to the school service or CAMHS, through the assessment process, and into on-going support for pupils, families, and staff. They talk about the benefits and challenges of an in-school therapy service, working with families with high levels of need and complexity who, for various reasons, would struggle to attend clinics. They describe how they support each other in what can be challenging, long-term work, how thinking together helps them, staff, and families to begin to make sense of difficulties, and how “for many of the families we work with there is something about finding a home in the school”.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Child Psychotherapy
Learning & Education > Learning & Education in Psychology
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services

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