Andrea Leadsom MP (South Northamptonshire) presented a 10 Minute Rule Bill in the House of Commons on 7th November 2012 calling for psychotherapeutic support for families expecting a child who will be born on to the Child Protection Register and where no adoption plan is in place. The aim is to ensure that decisions on whether a child should be adopted be made no later than one year after its birth.
Members of The Bowlby Centre executive met with Andrea last month to discuss our involvement in PIP UK and in collaborating with her in furthering these far sighted plans outlined in this bill for early intervention providing parent-infant psychotherapy for the most troubled families.
are an organisation committed to the development, promotion
and practice of an attachment-based and relational approach
offer a 4 year UKCP-accredited training for people wishing
to become psychotherapists and professional development opportunities
for psychotherapists, counsellors and other professionals
working with people. We have developed expertise in
areas which include trauma, dissociation, addiction
and disability. We organise
conferences and events to support the continuing professional
development of our members.
journal: Attachment - New Directions in Psychotherapy
and Relational Psychoanalysis, provides opportunities
to read about and contribute to the ongoing development of
the attachment and relational approach to psychotherapy and
offer a referral service and clinic for those seeking psychotherapeutic
are proud to be, and to work with, a diverse range of people
from the community.
We had over 230 attend this year's conference in April entitled Talking Bodies. We hope you can join us at our next event: