THE TEACHING FACULTY AND GUEST LECTURERS AT THE INSTITUTE FOR ARTS IN THERAPY AND EDUCATION
(updated April 2016)
Dr Marie Adams
UKCP registered Psychotherapist and former journalist with the BBC, now a consulting Psychotherapist to the BBC; training news and documentary staff on trauma and mental health (staff who often witness traumatic events in Britain and abroad.) Research interest in how therapists’ personal lives impact their work with clients. Author: The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist, is published by Routledge.
Registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist, Senior Lecturer: MA Integrative Child Psychotherapy, Diploma Parent-Child Therapy, Diploma in Adolescent Therapy (The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, London). Consultant and Trainer in Parenting and Communication Skills. Senior Trainer for Thrive Approach https://www.thriveapproach.co.uk/
Head of the Arts Psychotherapy Service at City and Hackney NHS Trust. 12 years’ experience as an Art Psychotherapist working in clinical settings in both adult and adolescent psychiatry. Placement supervisor for a number of Arts Therapies courses. Specialist areas of expertise include personality and psychotic disorders. Practising artist. Trained in Winnicottian child development work at The Squiggle Foundation.
Group therapist at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships. UKCP registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, Adolescent Therapeutic Counsellor and Group facilitator. Worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples for over 12 years. Runs various groups in different settings e.g. psychotherapy trainings, NHS, community projects and therapeutic services, Rape Crisis Centre. Currently completing training as a Group Analyst at the Institute of Group Analysis.
Dr Robin Bennett
Chartered Clinical Psychologist, working in mental health services for over 15 years, including Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (Community and inpatient settings), and Social Communication Disorder (Autism) Team and Specialist Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinics. University lecturer including Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University of East London and the MSc in Child Mental Health at University College London/Institute of Child Health. Board Member of the UK Psychological Trauma Society. Specialist on a phone-in radio programme on LBC as well as television news programmes on BBC News 24 and BBC Worldwide.
UKCP Gestalt Registered Psychotherapist. Former Accredited member of OFSTED. Co- Founding Director of Thrive Approach www.thriveapproach.co.uk. Created Thrive CD Rom (formerly ENABLE), an interactive computer programme designed to offer practical strategies to work with the emotional needs underlying children’s challenging behaviours. Co-authored Improving the Emotional Health and Well-being of Young People in Secure Units (DoH/NCB, 2005) and Feel the Difference: Learning in an Emotionally Competent School (CELSI, 2003). Contributed to National Healthy Schools Guidance document on Emotional Health and Well-being (HAD, 2004).
Qualified music therapist and registered Psychotherapist with over 25 years of clinical and training experience. Specialist areas: Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Group Dynamics, Psychodynamic Theory and Practice. Graeme teaches music, group dynamics and psychotherapeutic theory and practice.
UKCP and HCPC registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and Adolescent Therapeutic Counsellor. Worked for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service for over 10 years (trauma specialist for Surrey children in care). Specialises in trauma, attachment issues and mental health with training in EMDR, somatic trauma therapy, sensory integration, Story Stems, Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. Published chapter in Helping Adolescents with Anger and Low Self-esteem, edited by Dr Margot Sunderland. Prior to training as a Psychotherapist, Lynne trained as an Occupational Therapist in South Africa working in mental health services.
UKCP registered Gestalt Psychotherapist, Coach and Supervisor with a background in Clinical and Counselling Psychology. She has over 25 years experience in Mental Health services and is a Teaching and Supervising member of GPTI. She has been a Primary Trainer at Gestalt South West and Metanoia.
UKCP Registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. Co-Director Postgraduate Certificate/Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic and Education Application of the Arts (The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education). Originally trained with and worked for Relate. Particular specialism in the clown as a form of expression and healing. Runs sessions in hospitals, schools and with people with special needs as well as in a wider social context.
Psychotherapy Trainer in Person-Centred Counselling, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Systemic Family Psychotherapy. Formerly Head of the Person-Centred Counselling Course at Metanoia Institute. Many years’ experience in the development of clinicians, both as a trainer and supervisor. Over 10 years’ experience as a manager in a large organisation and considerable involvement in the implementation of change programmes within the organisational setting.
Tutor in Theatre Design at Central School of Speech and Drama. Expertise in puppet therapy. Freelance Theatre Director, Stage Director and Stage Designer.
Experienced integrative psychotherapist (over 20 years) supervisor and teacher and long-term member of UKCP. Eating Disorder Specialist. Author of A is for Anorexia: Anorexia Nervosa Explained and Lost for Words: The Psychoanalysis of Anorexia and Bulimia. Specialises in on-going long-term work and intensive individual and family interventions. T
UKCP registered child Psychotherapist, also trained in transactional analysis and group dynamics. Over 10 years’ experience of working with highly traumatised children and young people and their families at a therapeutic community. Specialises in group and individual therapy with young people who have experienced sexual exploitation and inter-familiar sexual abuse. Previously acting manager of a therapeutic community and Head of a therapeutic programme creating and establishing the individual and therapeutic group work programme.
Integrative Child Psychotherapist and Supervisor. Works with children, adolescents and parents in private practice. Worked therapeutically in many settings including Family Futures, within schools, with school-excluded children, as an expert witness and one the Teens and Toddlers project. Author author of ten published storybooks for children.
Accredited ‘Circle Time’ Trainer, Cert. Neuro-Linguistic Progamming, Accredited Trainer in Protective Behaviours, Dip in Early Childhood Education, Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, UKATC Registered Child Therapeutic Counsellor. Author: How to Nurture and Enhance Your Child’s Development.
MA (distinction), UKCP/MBCAP registered. Integrative Child Psychotherapist and Supervisor. Visiting Lecturer at City University training health care professionals in the Department for Community and Health Sciences. Private practice working with children, adults, families and groups specialising in developmental trauma, addiction, creativity, sexuality and transpersonal issues. Worked with children and young people for the past 18 years in the context of Education, Social Services, Health and the Community Arts focusing on learning differences, alternate and non-standard forms of communication. Group therapist in a treatment facility for adults in recovery from addiction.
MA Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy, UKCP registered Psychotherapist. PG Dip Counselling Tutor and trainer on foundation year and weekend programme, Former Trainer for Childline. Originally trained in acting at LAMDA and teaches drama therapy.
Dr Dan Hughes
Internationally acclaimed Clinical Psychologist with a clinical practice specialising in the treatment of children and their families in Pennsylvania, USA. Has decades of profoundly moving clinical practice with very traumatised children and adolescents and his text Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children has changed the face of psychological treatment with children all over the world. Author of several other groundbreaking books in child psychotherapy and child development including Attachment-Focused Parenting and Attachment-Focused Family Therapy. Originator of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy using the ‘PACE’ method and teaches his attachment focused treatment throughout the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK.
Child Psychotherapist working with children with severe emotional, behavioural and social difficulties as well as developmental problems resulting from early life trauma and poor and disrupted attachments. Background in social work with children and their families, starting out in residential care 25 years ago, then working in child protection and managing a family centre, developing it into a therapy centre as part of a mental health service for children and young people. Particular passion for working with children and parents together, and for working with adolescents.
Core tutor, Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education for 20 years. MA Fine Art; Post Graduate Diplomas in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy and Counselling. Practising artist, exhibiting regularly in the South West. Previous Chair, Bath Artists’ Studios. Co-leads sculpture summer school courses at Marlborough College summer school (9 years). Artist-in-Residence, for Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art Community Programme (with British Art Show 6). Previous work includes: Teaching on Counselling Courses (10 years) for Cambridge Institute of Education/Cambridge University, Durham University. Founding Director ‘Centre Thirty-Three’ Youth Counselling Service. Private practice. Group work with General Practitioners in training and student therapists.
Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor with over 30 years’ experience of working with adults, children, young people and their families and carers. Developed and managed an NSPCC Young People’s Centre, which provided a range of easy to access Counselling/Creative Therapies, Children’s Rights Advocacy and Participation services for vulnerable and abused young people both in care and in the community. Worked in the Safeguarding and Child Protection arena both in a local authority setting. Previous position - Clinical Supervisor for a Local Authority/CAMHS attachment project and provided training and clinical supervision for a Drugs and Alcohol Service, which worked with children and teenagers impacted by parental substance misuse. She is currently working for the NSPCC.
Dr Sue Jenner
Child Clinical Psychologist. Author of ‘The Parent-Child Game’ which focuses on the effective management of challenging behaviour in children and the healing of parent-child relationships. Author of The Parent Baby Game. Clinical Psychologist working for many years in the Child Psychiatry Department at The Maudsley Hospital, London.
HCPC CRegistered Art Therapist and Group Psychotherapist. First degree in sculpture. Worked in Social Services in Adult Mental Health. Head of the Arts Therapies Department at Springfield Hospital for several years working within acute services and community-based resources on a supra-regional Deaf Unit Clinical Practice includes sessional art therapy in a Child and Family clinic and a long term Art Psychotherapy Group. Publications co-editing' Art Psychotherapy Groups: Between Pictures and Words’, and several academic papers on Art Therapy with deaf Clients, long-term Psychiatric Clients, Women and Group Work.
Experienced UKCP Gestalt Psychotherapist working in private practice in Edinburgh and Ealing, West London. Extensive experience of working with individuals and couples in psychotherapy and group therapy Offers CPD workshops for practitioners (recent series included 'Shame'; and 'Increasing Creativity in Clinical Practice') as well as an ongoing monthly Clinical Skills group.
Worked with children for over 20 years as a Special Needs Teacher, Dyslexia Specialist and is registered as both an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and an Integrative Child Psychotherapist. Currently works in private practice with very young children and mothers, and also with children and teenagers individually. Works with parents to support the work with their children and also collaborates with schools. Works individually with adults and as a supervisor. Major therapeutic interventions with young infants whose mothers have been addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. Private practice in East Sussex with couples, individuals and groups. Run groups for decades with a variety of foci, including palliative care (professionals and patients), bereavement, suicide, women’s groups, ‘five elements’, shiatsu and the Wheel of the Year. She trained as a couple counsellor with Time2 Relate and has developed this work to include the arts.
Dr Hilary Kennedy
35 years’ experience as Chartered Educational Psychologist working with families, schools and professionals around children. Key trainer, researcher, writer in Video Interaction Guidance for parents. Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London. Honorary Research Fellow, Newcastle University. Founder of VERoC (Video Enhanced Reflection on Communication) Centre at University of Dundee in 2000. Publications include Learning Through Conversation: Exploring and Extending Teacher and Children’s Involvement in Classroom Talk, Video Interaction Guidance as a Method to Promote Secure Attachment.
Dr Tami Kramer
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Senior Clinical Research Fellow at Imperial College, London.
Visual artist whose work combines autonomous practice, short term collaborations and socially engaged projects like The Drawing Shed. Labern works in sculpture and drawing, film, print and live performing works. She is deeply interested in resilience and the shadow, which informs the ideas within her work. Labern uses digital tools within her personal and collaborative practices with GPS, in film, sound, social networking, and publishing.
Dr Garry L. Landreth (USA)
Internationally acclaimed for his writings and work in promoting the development of child-centred play therapy. Professor, University of North Texas. Founder of the Center for Play Therapy. Written more than 150 journal articles, books and videos including award-winning book Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship, which has been translated into several languages. Dr. Landreth's other recent books are Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT): A 10-Session Filial Therapy Model and the accompanying Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Treatment Manual. His CPRT Model received the Parent Education Best Practices Award. Dr. Landreth is Director Emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) and received the APT Lifetime Achievement Award and the APT Research Award. He has received numerous professional honors.
Francesca la Nave
Art psychotherapist and Group Analytic psychotherapist working in the NHS and in Special Education. Visiting lecturer on a number of Art psychotherapy courses and has a private supervisory practice. Her MA in Group and Intercultural Therapy focused her interest around the use of dreams and images in Art psychotherapy and the practice of Social Dreaming.
Director of the Diploma in Child Counselling and a tutor on the MA in Integrative Child Psychotherapy at the Institute. UKCP registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist with many years’ experience, working with children, adolescents and families, and within social care, education and CAMHS teams. Provides psychotherapy at a school for children and young people with speech and communication disorders and is a consultant and trainer on emotional, psychological and mental health development. Consultant and trainer within Thriveftc: a programme that draws on the latest findings of neuroscience, attachment theory, child development and the role of creativity in addressing developmental and relational deficit in children who are failing to learn and thrive.
Body Psychotherapist who specialises in Arts and Gestalt. Private psychotherapy supervision practice and trainer for over 20 years. Lectuerr and tutor on the Diploma and MA Course in Integrative Arts in Psychotherapy. Co-Director of the MA in Creativity and Imagination course at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education for many years. Tsafi graduated from art school and studied expressive movement and Butto dance theatre in Japan. She has contributed to chapters and articles in the area of therapeutic relationship in clinical work.
Dr Michelle Lefevre
UKCP registered Psychotherapist and Senior Lecturer in social work at the University of Sussex. Author of the groundbreaking book Communicating with Children and Young People: Making a Difference and co-editor of anthology Direct Work: Social Work with Children and Young People in Care. Deputy Editor of the international journal Social Work Education. Background in child protection, arts psychotherapy expert witness forensic interviewing of child victims of abuse; assessments of risk of significant harm. Previously a member of the UKCP psychotherapy with children committee.
UKCP registered Psychotherapist, HCPC registered art therapist, Vice-Chair of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) Association. Editor of the International Journal of Art Therapy: Inscape. Originally studied Psychology and Fine Art (Sculpture and Ceramics), before training in art therapy at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Worked in the field of therapy in health, social care and educational settings for the past eleven years. Interests: Politics and the impact that changes in policy and legislation have on the profession. Currently represents art therapists on the Allied Health Professions Federation (AHPF). Work with trauma victims all over Europe.
Dr Marian Liebmann
Experienced art therapist and author of several key texts in art therapy including Art Therapy for Groups and Art Therapy and Anger, and Art Therapy with Offenders. Worked with ex-offenders, youth offending teams, mediation services, prisons and in the Probation Service. Formerly Director of Mediation UK working on restorative justice issues. Undertaken work in several African and East European countries, including training 180 victim-offender mediators in Serbia and Montenegro. In 2005 received a special merit award of the Longford Prize for her pioneering work in art therapy, restorative justice and mediation.
UKCP registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. Psychotherapist in private practice. Trained in Dance/Movement therapy and has a background in the Arts (degree in Fashion/Textiles, Theatre and Dance). Currently divides her time between teaching and practising Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, and running an Argentine Tango school in South London.
HCPC registered art therapist, clinical supervisor, lecturer and collaborator. Also visual artist. Has worked for many years in contexts of political conflict, social upheaval and deprivation, within the humanitarian aid, health, education and voluntary sectors in the UK and internationally, working across different models of practice to support the mental health and well-being of children, young people and families, often at grassroots level. Her own art practice explores often contested places and landscapes in order to carve out new or imagined possibilities using a range of art media – drawing and paint, photography and film, print and text, installation and site specific public art.
Dr James Low
UKCP Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Marital & Sexual Therapist, Cognitive and Analytic Psychotherapist, Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. Author:Being Right Here: A Dzogchen Treasure Text of Nuden Dorje Entitled The Mirror of Clear Meaning, Being Guru Rinpoche: A Commentary on Nuden Dorje's Terma Vidyadhara Guru Sadhana and Simply Being: Texts in the Dzogchen Tradition.
Dr Jeanne Magagna
Head of Psychotherapy Services at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children for decades and Consultant Psychotherapist in Ellern Mede Centre for Eating Disorders in London. Trained at the Tavistock Clinic in London to become a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (Phd level), Family Psychotherapist and Adult Psychotherapist. Vice- President and joint coordinator of training for the Centro Studi Martha Harris Tavistock model trainings in Florence and Venice, Italy. Currently she teaches on the Tavistock eLearning Programme on Suicide and Self-Harm. She has edited Universals of Psychoanalysis, and jointly edited Psychotherapy with Families, Crises in Adolescence, Intimate Transformations: Babies with their Families, The Silent Child: Communication without Words (Karnac, 2012) and Observacion du Bebes (Mexico City, Mexico: PAIDOS, 2012).
Chartered Clinical Psychologist (qualified in 1993), Integrative Psychotherapist (qualified in 1998), Supervision Diploma undertaken in 1999. Trained in EMDR (2005). Working career in the NHS includes experience in Community Mental Health services for adults, Forensic, Child and Adolescent services and latterly Eating Disorders. She maintains a private practice as a therapist, supervisor and trainer. Specialist interests: Assessment and treatment of Trauma including many years’ experience in medico-legal work. She trains foster carers and adoptive parents particularly in child development, managing behaviour, attachment and loss issues.
Early Years Co-ordinator for many years. Having trained as an Integrative Child Psychotherapist and specialist training in Infant Observation, she now has extensive experience of working with deeply traumatised children, both in schools for children with special needs and private practice. Facilitates Parenting Support Groups, is a Clinical Supervisor and runs training for nurseries and other early years settings in child development, attachment and neuroscience.
Dr Graham Music
Consultant Child Psychotherapist in the Tavistock Clinic’s Child and Family Department and works as an adult Psychotherapist in private practice. Worked in the Tavistock Fostering, Adoption and Kinship Care Team for over ten years. Managed a range of services concerned with the aftermath of child maltreatment and neglect and has for many years organised community-based therapy services, particularly in schools. Organises trainings for therapists in CAMHS, leads on child development and teaches and supervises on the Tavistock Child Psychotherapy Training as well as a range of psychotherapy and other training courses in England and abroad. He has a particular interest in the interface between clinical work and developmental understandings. His publications include Nurturing Natures: Children’s Attachment and Emotional, Sociocultural and Brain Development (2010) and Affect and Emotion (2001).
Dr Phil Mollon
Psychoanalyst, psychotherapist and clinical psychologist. Specialisms: Dissociative Identity disorder, psychoanalytic study of disturbances in the sense of self, including Shame, EMDR, mindfulness and narcissism. He has written numerous books on various aspects of psychotherapy, including trauma, shame, dissociation - and more recently on energy psychology approaches. Author of the acclaimed books, Multiple Selves, Multiple Voices: Working with trauma, violation and dissociation, and The Fragile Self: Structure of Narcissistic Disturbance and its Therapy
UKCP registered Psychotherapist working with children who may need psychological support to help their development. Clinical Supervisor. Currently working privately and in schools throughout London, supporting children and adolescents who are struggling to cope with school, family, friendship etc. and has several years of experience working with children with Autism, ADHD, attachment, eating and communication disorders, behaviour difficulties, anxiety and obsession, trauma and abuse.
UKCP Registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. Specialist in the field of learning disability. Senior Lecturer in Counselling at Chichester University. Co-Director Postgraduate Certificate/Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts, The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education. Training Consultant within the voluntary sector with organisations/communities supporting people with disability.
UKCP registered senior Psychotherapist with decades of clinical experience working with children, teenagers and adults. She is also a clinical supervisor. HIghly experienced group work trainer and a trainer in psychotherapy and counselling. Trained in Jungian sandplay with Joel Ryce Menuhin.
Originally trained as a dancer at the Royal Ballet School but later went on to study Religion and Philosophy and holds an MA in Dance. He has worked in senior lecturing posts in a number of Higher Education Colleges as well as undertaking research in dance for the BBC. He contributes many articles as Dance Critic to leading journals and is involved in the design of degree courses in dance. He is Chairman of the Academic Board at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education.
Child, Adolescent & Family Psychotherapist trained at the Tavistock Centre in London. Worked in social services and educational settings as well as in a hospital Paediatric Department, including their Special Care Baby Unit. Specialises in the perinatal period, parent-infant psychotherapy, children under-5 as well as work with couples and parenting issues. Teaching since 1985 on various courses for professionals working with children and on training programmes for Psychotherapists (at the London Centre for Psychotherapy, British Association of Psychotherapists, Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships). She is a visiting lecturer at the Tavistock Centre and lectures both in the UK and abroad. She has published articles in the Journal of Child Psychotherapy and edited issues of the International Journal of Infant Observation. She is the author of a book for parents, Saying No- Why It’s Important for You and Your Child (Faber & Faber, 1999 & 2008) that has been translated into 12 languages.
Psychotherapist (Specialism: PTSD) and Children's Rights Advisor. Created the CATT protocol (combining human rights with both a cognitive and arts based post traumatic stress treatment). Founded the Luna Children's Charity to support international organisations that offer assistance to children and young people affected by war, conflict or natural disaster. supervising operations in Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, Pakistan and Turkey. Visiting Lecturer, University College London and London Metropolitan University (Lecturer in CBT for children and teenagers, and PTSD in children in teenagers). Previously Evidence-Based Practice Unit Participation Consultant for The Anna Freud Centre and Co-Director of Trauma Psychology UK. Developed a psychosocial project for permanently excluded children and young people with 'Building Bridges'. Supported by the Integrated Gangs Unit UK, to carry out research on serious group violence. Member of International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (where she is on the Children's Trauma Task Force) and the UK Psychological Trauma Society. Honorary Research Associate with Rhodes University.
Dr Luiza Rangel
Trained in Medicine in 1986 and concluded her training in psychiatry and psychotherapy in 1990 in Brazil. Became a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2004. Worked as a Consultant for specialist service for children with Autistic Spectrum disorders and learning difficulties and then for another year in CAMHS. Worked as Consultant Child Psychiatrist at the Marlborough Family Service where she has been for 9 years. During her last post she gained a lot of experience in handling highly complex cases and in working alongside professionals from other disciplines where she would manage the psychiatric aspects of the child and family. Special interests in developmental trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder in children, adults and families.
Director of the Integrative Child Psychotherapy training at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education and is a UKCP registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist. With a background working in the arts, worked extensively with children and teenagers in multi-cultural inner-city community projects, schools and multidisciplinary teams for over 30 years. For the past 15 years, Roz has worked with adopted, LAC and permanently placed children, offering individual therapy to children, family therapy and parenting support. Currently, Works PAC-UK (formerly the Post Adoption Centre) as a child and family Psychotherapist, and prior to this worked at Family Futures. Freelance trainer and clinical supervisor and has a special interest in integrating treatment approaches for developmental trauma, attachment and working with the body and is an accredited Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner.
Schools Placement Co-ordinator on the Integrative Child Psychotherapy training at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education. UKCP registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist She manages a creative arts therapy service in a North London School and works with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural difficulties in schools across North and East London as well as in private practice. Tina has a special interest in Special Educational Needs and the emotional factors that inhibit learning. In addition, Tina is a documentary film producer who has made films for television.
Senior Social Worker. Currently works for the Local Authority as an Independent Reviewing Officer chairing Child Protection Conferences, Looked After Children's Reviews and Adoption Reviews. Liz also worked for a number of years as part of the therapy team at Family Futures (Adoption Support Agency) undertaking assessments and providing therapeutic packages of support for adopted and fostered children and their families. Prior to this Liz worked in CAMHs developing a service for adopted children and parents experiencing difficulties, conducted risk assessments and worked therapeutically with a range of children and young people experiencing complex and often severe mental health difficulties.
Registered UKCP Integrative Child Psychotherapist working with deeply troubled and traumatised children and their families in local authority and private schools. Initially from an arts background, Christina now works passionately supporting and encouraging the therapeutic expression of the arts through metaphor and creative play. Working also for national bereavement organisation for over 20 years; as a trainer, supervisor for the children and young people's section and group facilitator. Involved in prison work and giving talks and workshops about the therapeutic value of artistic expression for health and wellbeing. Runs a private practice from her home in the New Forest.
Founder of Therapeutic Life Story work. Author of The Child’s Own Story- Life Story Work with Traumatised Children and Life Story Therapy with Traumatised Children. Associate Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at La Trobe University Melbourne. Undertakes consultancy and training in Life Story Therapy with hard to reach children and young people and develops academic training programmes in the UK and internationally. His model with children and their carers, assists understanding and attachment with the aim of enabling placements to become healthy and nurturing to all involved.
Dr Adah Sachs
Member of the Centre for Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Worked for many years as a Psychotherapist in psychiatric hospitals, with adults and adolescents. Extensive experience of working with deeply troubled adolescents (specialist expertise: self-harm/eating disorders). Consultant Psychotherapist at the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, and training supervisor and visiting lecturer at the John Bowlby Centre and The Centre for Child Mental Health. Lectures widely on trauma and dissociation, and maintains a small private practice. Co-edited book Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder (Karnac, 2008) a key text in the field. Trained also at the Institute of Psychoanalysis.
UKCP registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist, an HCPC registered Social Worker and a sexual violence accredited therapist. Working with children, young people and their families and carers in therapeutic and safeguarding capacities since 1998. Worked in different settings including NHS, schools, children’s homes, children services and charities. Extensive experience in the areas of child and adolescent mental health at a senior level, child abuse and neglect, adoption and fostering and has worked with children with very complex behavioural difficulties, and also with their families. Inbar has a special interest in trauma work and is trained in a variety of methods for both assessing and recovering from trauma.
Dr Joy Schaverien
Jungian analyst, psychotherapist supervisor and eminent art therapist. Author of the seminal art psychotherapy text The Revealing Image. Writes and lectures extensively on a varied group of topics including psychoanalysis, the erotic transference and gender in psychotherapy, art and psychoanalysis and the psychological effects of boarding school. Originally trained as a painter at the Slade School of Art. Dr Shaverien is also Visiting Professor for the Northern Programme for Art Psychotherapy.
Dr Paul Sepping
Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for over 20 years. Group Analyst. PhD in Psychoanalytic Studies. Past Internal Advisor on Child and Family Mental Health for the Department of Health (1990-91). Author of several chapters in books and journal articles including Integrating Object Relations Narratives in Analytic Work with Children and Adolescents (2002), and ‘Narrative and Interpretation’ in Heart and Soul: The Therapeutic Face of Philosophy (1999, Mace, C.(Ed)).
UKCP registered Child and Adult Psychotherapist. Worked with troubled children in inner city schools for many years with the charities, Kids Company and Place2be. She now works in schools in Hammersmith & Fulham and privately as a Psychotherapist and supervisor.
Dr Valerie Sinason
Psychoanalyst and Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapist. Director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies. President of the Institute for Psychotherapy and Disability (IPD). Hon Consultant Psychotherapist for the University of Cape Town Child Guidance Clinic. Formerly Consultant Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic and Consultant Research Psychoanalyst at St Georges Hospital Medical School. Seminal books, Mental Handicap and the Human Condition and Attachment, Trauma and Dissociation. Co-author, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy After Child Abuse: The Treatment of Adults and Children Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse, Violence and Neglect in Childhood and many journal articles.
Registered Dramatherapy and Gestalt Psychotherapist. Accredited supervisor (BADth). Former Vice Chair British Drama Therapy Association. Worked with Social Services with families in crisis. Co- Author of Counselling Skills for Creative Arts Therapists.
Dr Margot Sunderland
Child and adult Psychotherapist and Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health London, Senior Associate of the Royal College of Medicine and Child Psychotherapist with over thirty years experience of working with therapeutically with children, teenagers and families (ten years of which were with looked after children). Author of over twenty books in child mental health, which collectively have been translated into eighteen languages and published in twenty-four countries. Her internationally acclaimed book, “What Every Parent Needs to Know” was voted as one of the top brain books of our time by The Dana Foundation and won First Prize in the British Medical Association Medical Book awards (Popular Medicine section 2007.) Tutored in neuroscience over many years for the book, by world leading affective neuroscientist Professor Jaak Panksepp. Second edition is the result of over 17 years of brain research on the long-term impact of adult- child interaction on the child’s developing brain.
Registered Child Psychotherapist for over 20 years. Currently teaches Infant Observation at The Tavistock Clinic. Originally taught Drama at Boston’s Children’s Theatre for many years. Previously Co-Director of the Sydney-Webb Children’s Theatre Workshop before training as a Child Psychotherapist at The Tavistock Clinic. Also taught at The Tavistock Clinic on courses for social workers and psychiatrists. Worked at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in The Donald Winnicott Centre in Hackney and more recently in Howard House, which is a therapeutic unit for abused children (part of the Charter House group). Awarded Consultant Child Psychotherapist status for this post.
Psychotherapist and Dramatherapist. Somatic Experience practitioner and Theraplay practitioner. Co-founding Director of Family Futures – an organisation specialising in therapeutic work with traumatised fostered or adopted children who have experienced loss, neglect or abuse.
Jungian Analyst, Analytic Psychotherapist, UKCP reg. Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. Working with adults, adolescents and children for 18 years in schools, CAMHS (looked after young people) and private practice. Director of the Psychotherapeutic Counselling for Adolescents programme at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education. Supervisor and Trainer.
Co--founded and directed Young Minds for 14 years. Vice President of Young Minds for fifteen years. Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. Trained with Anna Freud and worked in numerous mental health services for children and adolescents.
An artist whose work explores how diverse people and communities engage with each other and their environment – how they connect, communicate and are perceived both through digital and non-digital means. Worked with Proboscis from 2004 to 2010 on projects such as Social Tapestries, Snout, Everyday Archaeology, Experiencing Democracy, Render, Lattice: Sydney, Perception Peterborough, Being in Common, Sutton Grapevine & With Our Ears to the Ground. Also curates a professional development programme for British Asian theatre company, Tamasha, in London.
UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist, HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist and BPS Registered Chartered Psychologist. Jacob's integrative approach incorporates relational, psychodynamic, attachment and transpersonal psychotherapies. He has been in practice since 1981 working with children, adolescents and adults in a wide variety of settings. He has been a Primary Supervisor on the MA in Integrative Child Psychotherapy Course at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education since 2001. He also developed and co-lead the Certificate in Supervision Course at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education from 2006 - 2007.
Nana Zhvitiashvili, a curator for the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg who specialised in art therapy for children with limited abilities.