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‘Post-adoption depression’

Reflecting back on the early weeks, months (or even years) following a child joining the family is something I spend a fair amount of time doing with the majority of…...

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Intersubjectivity

Intersubjectivity: The key to human connection Often children who are fostered and adopted have missed out on vital early experiences that facilitate the ability to fully connect with another and…...

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Blocked Care

What is Blocked Care and how do I know if I have it? I recently wrote about why, as a therapist, we often prioritise work with parents over working directly…...

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Self-Care: Why and How?

In this piece I wanted to think about the importance of your self-care. “My self-care!” I hear you cry! I’m guessing that between trying to parent the traumatised children in…...

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Therapeutic Life Story Work

For children who have been removed from the care of their family and suffered many placement breakdowns, their life history can be extremely fragmented, leaving the child feeling lost and…...

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Child to Parent Violence (CPV)

What is Child to Parent Violence? Child to Parent Violence (CPV), also known as Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse (APVA) or Parent Abuse (PA) has been gaining increasing attention…...

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