A personal site of professional interest

Category — Papers written since joining ISP

Therapeutic Care in Family Settings

My ambition, on joining ISP, was to develop the therapeutic understanding of the staff and carers and to apply the therapeutic child care principles (Dockar-Drysdale 1990, Winnicott 1984) which we practiced at the Cotswold Community. The professionalism of the foster carers, referred to above, was a good starting point for this work.

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The Emotional Significance of Food – Course Notes

Course notes from training which aimed to help understand how and why food is emotionally significant.

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Therapeutic Communities and Therapeutic Fostering: Similarities and Differences: My Journey.

John Whitwell Managing Director, Integrated Services Programme and formerly of the Cotswold Community.

Paper presented at the conference, “Using high quality residential care to meet the real needs of children: from theory to practice”, on Monday 4th October 2010 at the Northern School of Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, Leeds.

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Why a therapeutic community approach?

or “What did I learn from my 27 years working in a therapeutic community that I have found to be useful in other settings?”

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Group Dynamics. ISP Training Course.

GROUP DYNAMICS COURSE – Delivery Notes. ISP Training Course, John Whitwell and Mark Thomas, June 2005 Aims and Objectives Aim: To gain a greater understanding of how groups operate. Objectives: To look at our own experiences of groups. To understand the surface behaviour of groups. To consider what goes on beneath the surface of groups. […]

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