The BPC and member institute The Association for Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in Organisational Settings (APPCIOS) met with Meg Munn MP yesterday to discuss promoting the use of psychodynamic practice in schools.
Meg, a trustee of APPCIOS, kindly gave lots of useful ideas and was fascinated to hear the stories of accredited members currently making a positive difference in schools in Essex.
APPCIOS will shortly be producing a short documentary, which the BPC will make available on this website.
In issue 13 of New Associations Mark Vernon gives us a report on the PP NOW conference and special Friday lecture with Iain McGilchrist; plus we have summaries of Frank Lowe's and Jean Knox's conference presentations that give a flavour of the day's work. We've published some moving responses to last issue's special reports on race and ethnicity. David Morgan writes on the vicissitudes of whistleblowing, Phillip Birch talks about training, and Joan Thompson reviews the poetry event at the Freud Museum. Plus much more!
Rozsika Parker, author of Torn in Two: The Experience of Maternal Ambivalence and The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine, represented WPF/FPC on the BJP’s Board for many years. She remained a member of the Journal’s Editorial Advisory Panel until her death in 2010. She was well known for her commitment to creativity, in both art and clinical practice, and our new Essay Prize focuses on a critical engagement with this theme.