Saturday 23rd March 2019
When one therapist is not enough: Supervisors as partners
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An important function of psychotherapy is to increase the capacity of patients to read their own affective and intentional states and those of others who are important to them. A role of supervisors is to assist psychotherapists in fulfilling this function. From child development research we know that the relationship between parents has a role to play in developing reflective, mentalizing capacities.
Extrapolating this finding to the therapeutic encounter, this talk will summarise arguments that have been made over the 70 year history of Tavistock Relationships for couples being seen by two therapists updating and illustrating these in the light of research on the developmental significance of co-parenting.