Assessing Sociocognitive skills in preschoolers – using the Early Sociocognitive battery (Roy, Chiat & Warwick 2019)  An assessment for preschool children with language and communication difficulties. . Interpersonal engagement, joint attention and pretend play are skills and behaviours known to be important for the development of early language and social communication. Assessment of these skills…

Adolescents who are less securely attached to their parents already cost society more at age 13 In a new study by TFCP member Stephen Scott (link below)  174 young people aged 10-17 were given the Child Attachment Interview and the amount of services they use such as education meetings, social services et cetera was calculated. Those…

Dr Roger Kennedy ‘Creating a Human Analytic Space: Independent Psychoanalysis at the Crossroads’ IPAT: The Trust was founded in 2017 to advance the understanding of both professionals and the public internationally of psychoanalytic theory and clinical technique as adopted, developed and practised by psychoanalytic theorists and psychoanalysts from the British Independent Psychoanalytic tradition within the…

How Brexit and Trump have thrown London into a state of anxiety Brexit fallout and a summer of discontent have taken their toll on the capital’s psyche. With a rise in cases of anxiety, Samuel Fishwick of the Evening Standard speaks to the psychologists getting us back on our feet. READ FULL ARTICLE

Are you and your partner from different cultural or religious backgrounds? Do you have disagreements about how to bring up your children? Are these disagreements affecting your children and your relationship? The ‘Parenting Skills and Learning Group’ is open to all parents whose children are affected by the religious or cultural differences between their parents,…

Dr Kate Joseph   What is Compassion Focused Therapy? There is mounting evidence that becoming more compassionate towards oneself and others can significantly improve both emotional and physical wellbeing. Over the past 20 years, Professor Paul Gilbert, Clinical Psychologist, and colleagues have been developing ‘Compassion Focused Therapy’, which is an approach that encourages people to…

The Child and Family Practice Charitable Foundation, which was approved as a charity by the Charity Commissioners in June 2015, has been set up to provide help to children and young people with complex mental health needs who cannot access help in other ways. The Practice is ideally placed to provide support to this group…

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