black lives matter

black lives matter  a statement from the bpf The British Psychotherapy Foundation would like to make clear that it stands in full support and solidarity with the protests against racial injustice that have taken place recently in many countries. We deplore the harm and discrimination that BAME members of society have endured – not only in the...

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compendium of remote therapy guidelines and resources for therapists

compendium of remote therapy guidelines and resources for therapists There is a lot of information available online regarding the switch to remote therapy, which may be quite overwheming. In this blog post we have aimed to bring together some of the most relevant and useful resources and guidelines available, all in one place. good practise guidelines for...

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announcement of winners - rozsika parker prize 2019

announcement of winners - rozsika parker prize 2019 Ann Scott, Editor-in-Chief, BJP writes: We are delighted to announce the results in the Rozsika Parker Prize 2019 – the sixth year of the competition. Our congratulations to the authors.  student pathWinner:Deborah Hill Cone, Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy, Auckland University of...

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rozsika parker prize 2020 - call for entries

rozsika parker prize 2020 - call for entries The BJP’s annual Prize, established in 2013 in memory of Rozsika Parker, focuses on a critical engagement with questions of creativity. An influential art historian and clinician, Rozsika Parker represented WPF/FPC on the BJP’s Board for many years and was well known for her commitment to creativity, in both art and clinical practice.The Prize has...

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money matters during the COVID-19 outbreak

money matters during the COVID-19 outbreak Many of us are facing serious financial problems due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Whether you are self-employed or on a fixed or 0-hours contract, in most cases you should be able to claim back a significant proportion of your lost earnings.The government have recently announced schemes for claiming grants to cover up to 80% of lost earnings. However,...

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guidelines for remote therapy

guidelines for remote therapy It can be challenging to switch from in-person to remote therapy sessions, both for the therapist and the patient. Many therapists are having to switch very quickly to offering remote therapy sessions, which can lead to some confusing conversations with patients and a ‘hit-and-miss, learn as you go’ approach to remote therapy sessions.It’s important to pay...

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working from home

working from home Working from home can present a big change and many challenges to people who are used to working in an office. There are several tricks and rules to creating a healthy balance and working environment in your home. 1) Create a routineIt is easy to fall into the trap of 24hr availability when you are working from home, but ultimately this is not good for your mental...

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A-tishoo, A-tishoo We All Fall Down!

A-tishoo, A-tishoo We All Fall Down! Ring-a-ring-a-rosiesA pocket full of posiesA-tishoo, a-tishooWe all fall downThe king has sent his daughterTo fetch a pail of waterA-tishoo, a-tishooWe all fall downThe robin on the steepleIs singing to the peopleA-tishoo, a-tishooWe all fall downThe wedding bells are ringingThe boys and girls are singingA-tishoo, a-tishooWe all fall down...

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FAQs about Coronavirus

FAQs about the Coronavirus With an increasing amount of media attention on the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) members are starting to ask what they should do if they have concerns about its impact on their practice. This guidance is in response to the questions we've received. Should I be taking any precautions now to protect me or my clients? We would recommend reading through the NHS...

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how to find free online psychotherapy resources

how to find free online psychotherapy resources Finding free, evidence based and reliable resources online can be difficult, especially if you don’t have institutional access. So in this post we have compiled a list of links and resources that can help you find the information you need. From academic texts to professional commentary, these websites can all help you to find peer-reviewed...

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the loop of happiness

the loop of happiness How to live a good life? Let alone a meaningful one? The mind is required to adjust to a changing world out there and a changing internal landscape inside both body and brain; and to keep on adjusting as both keep changing. In his book, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera comments that, “We live everything as it comes, without warning, like an actor going on...

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pull yourself together: or why you can’t. unravelling mental myths

pull yourself together: or why you can’t. unravelling mental myths how does therapy change your brain? Mental illness isn’t like physical illness. Mainly because you can’t see it. Humans have always verified the truth of something with their eyes. ‘You fell off a roof and broke your leg? Oh my God, poor you!’ Our eyes travel back to the plaster cast on their leg, the existence of which...

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boarding school syndrome: in conversation with joy schaverien

boarding school syndrome: in conversation with joy schaverien In her book 'Boarding School Syndrome: The Psychological Trauma of the “Privileged” Child' Joy Schaverien identified a cluster of symptoms and behaviours, which she classified as ‘Boarding School Syndrome’. The premise is that children sent to boarding school at an early age suffer the sudden and irrevocable loss of their primary...

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announcement of winners - Rozsika Parker Prize 2018

announcement of winners - rozsika parker prize 2018 Ann Scott, Editor-in-Chief, BJP writes: We are delighted to announce the results in the Rozsika Parker Prize 2018 – the sixth year of the competition. Our congratulations to the authors. Certificates will be presented at the joint Freud Museum/BJP conference in November 2019. student pathWinner:Alexis...

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