Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Thesis Abstracts: Professional Doctorate in Social Work & Social Care (2008-2022)

We are pleased to introduce a new brochure with former professional doctoral students presenting abstracts of their research in Social Work and Social Care and providing a professional update. The brochure has been compiled  by Dr Judy Foster and includes an introduction by Professor Andrew Cooper.  All theses mentioned can be downloaded from our Staff Publications Online repository.

You can see the brochure here:


Tuesday, 16 November 2021

New NHS Research Repository


This is a pilot project which aims to make NHS research available through open access where publishers allow.  It includes both traditional research publications such as journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, reports and datasets, and NHS-specific outputs such as quality improvement reports, clinical guidelines and patient information leaflets.

Information covered includes: 

Forensic psychology, psychiatry, learning disabilities, depression, eating disorders, mental health and much more.

Search here:


Thursday, 21 October 2021

Open Access Week 2021

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

Open Access to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.

More information here:


Sunday, 27 June 2021

Tavistock Centenary Webinars


Across 2020-2021 our centenary was celebrated through a series of webinars looking back and forwards and covering all aspects of the Trust's work.  Click on the links to view a selection of these:

Opening Webinar: 

100 years of the Tavistock and Portman: Who do we think we are? With Lemn Sissay:


Child and Family / Systemic Approaches

Childhood and parenting: Psychoanalytic perspectives:


In the footsteps of Bick: Continuing the legacy of infant observation:


Inside and outside: The evolution of systemic approaches in mental health:


The Tavistock approach to autism: Development and uncertainty:


Consultation, Organisation and Groups:

Finding your own voice without drowning anyone else's:


The relevance of the Tavistock model of consulting in the context of a crisis:


"When I nod my head, you hit it": Leading and following even when it hurts



The Porcupine's dilemma: Couples and space during the lockdown:


Gender Identity

Shapes of identity – three stories with impact:


Historical Perspectives

The Tavistock and Portman: A history of ideas:


Race and Diversity

Black men and mental health recovery: An intersectionalities approach:


Dismantling institutional racism in social work: 20 years after Macpherson:


Tavistock Policy Seminar: Whiteness – A problem for our time:


Work and Wellbeing

 Work and wellbeing: Individual and team development:


Work and wellbeing: Organisations and systems:


Closing Webinar

The next 100 years: Innovations and insights for the 21st century:


Monday, 7 December 2020

Tavistock Response to COVID-19

Read and view Tavistock staff responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Laverne Antrobus talks on a variety of themes including dealing with lockdown and the impact on children:


Francesca Cardona introduces a webinar on the Tavistock model of consulting in a crisis:


Read Jocelyn Catty on lockdown and adolescent mental health:


Sarah Helps discusses doing remote systemic psychotherapy during a pandemic:


and participating in the Oxford vaccine trial:


Graham Music interviewed about working online with client groups and many other aspects of adaptation to C19:


Claire Shaw writes about wellbeing for staff working on the frontline:


Charlotte Williams on leading and containing in Higher Education during Covid-19


Jo Williams on the necessity of mindfulness in a time of crisis:


Tuesday, 14 January 2020

CORE - The world’s largest collection of open access research papers

CORE provides access to the world’s largest collection of open access research papers

Search here:  https://core.ac.uk/