Creating reflective spaces

Thank you to the Journal of Social Work Practice and to Taylor & Francis Online for providing open access to this article.


Professionals working with families in difficulty require a structured space to consider their work. As organisations and the systems within and across them become more sophisticated it seems that less attention is being paid to the emotional and psychological aspects of working with families than to the paperwork and processes that surround the work. Systems psychodynamic theory and the methodical reflective practices it underpins offers a suitable framework in which to consider practicing and researching in this emotionally complex field.

Download and read at source: Creating space to think and feel in child protection social work; a psychodynamic intervention

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