Our guest bloggers from around the world contribute in-depth thinking on topical issues.
Thought Pieces from MINDinMIND
During the Covid-19 pandemic Dr Catherine Mallouh, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, has been working with pregnant women and mothers. Here she describes the particular challenges this period of time has brought to women preparing or caring for a new baby.
How children can grow and learn from the Covid-19 pandemic. Psychoanalyst Neil Altman urges us to be brave about what we talk about with children; helping them avoid the blind spots adults have over issues such as racism and inequality.
After struggling to find a way to support marginalised, stigmatised and excluded children, young people and families from within the mental health system, Jay Perkins has taken his therapeutic work outside of clinics.
Themes: Marginalised communities
Child Psychotherapist Graham Music delves into the less explored area of early neglect. Here he describes the different types of neglect, how it affects the nervous system and brains, and what might be helpful to treat it.
Like most of us, Carolyn Hart has been forced to move her therapeutic practice online. What is the transference reaction that both clinicians and clients have to technology that impacts on the analytic transitional space and transference relationship? And what happens to that relationship when challenged by technical glitches?
Themes: Online therapy
As many of us struggle to conduct our social and work life on screen, child psychotherapists have had to find ways to overcome the same challenge of virtual sessions with their young patients. In this playful blog for MINDinMIND, Adam Goren describes the role of improvisation in therapy in the struggle to form an online connection.
Themes: Online therapy
How to reconcile adult hypocrisy and bullying whilst preaching kindness to children? In this insightful written blog and interview, Neil Altman argues that for the most part, we adults fail to help children come to terms with what they observe, because we ourselves don’t know how to integrate our own potential for violence and aggression with our kind and loving feelings.
What Do Scholarship and Practice Have in Common?
Children's lives have been turned upside down, but they need adults who can bear with not knowing the outcome of this pandemic.