Learning from Reflective Practice in Work with Children and Families
This book provides the history, theory, and practice of work discussion as developed at the Tavistock Clinic. It describes the evolution and contemporary practice of work discussion in relation to a wide range of professional work with children, adolescents, and families.
Table of Contents
Series Editor’s Preface -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Work Discussion: An Overview -- Work discussion: some historical and theoretical observations -- The work discussion seminar: a learning environment -- What’s happening? Some thoughts on the experience of being in a work discussion group -- Work discussion groups at work: applying the method -- Case Studies -- Work in educational settings -- “Struggling with manifold disillusionment”: a non-directive drama therapy group for adolescents who have learning disabilities -- Becoming a learning mentor in an infant school -- A therapeutic approach to working with primary-school children -- A creative arts project in a primary school: the impact of “bizarre artefacts” in the classroom -- Work in health and residential settings -- Working with sick children in a hospital setting -- Trauma and containment in children’s cancer treatment -- Developing a containing relationship with a child living in a residential setting -- Work with vulnerable families -- Working within a refugee community -- Providing a play setting for children visiting parents in prison -- Emotional numbing and mindlessness as a phenomenon in residential assessment work -- International Contributions -- “Sibonye is stuck …”: the work discussion model adapted to South African conditions -- Parenting a new institution -- Work discussion seminars with the staff of a children’s home for street children in Puebla, Mexico -- Epilogue -- Work discussion: implications for research and policy