Psychodynamic Psychotherapist / Senior Clinical Social Worker
Adi is the Organising Tutor on the Tavistock post-graduate certificate course – Child, Adolescent and Family Mental health and well-being: multidisciplinary practice. She is also Organising Tutor on the Tavistock short CPD course, Talking to Children About Difficult Things (CPD116).
Adi has worked in the field of Mental Health since 2003 as a Social Worker and Senior Clinical Social Worker and has subsequently undertaken a four year training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Adults at the Tavistock Centre. Her clinical work is within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Hertfordshire and in private practice.
She has substantial experience of undertaking complex assessments, as well as treatment, working with adults, children, adolescents and families. Previously she worked in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Essex undertaking multi-disciplinary Mental Health Assessments and providing medium to long term therapy as well as planing and delivering training to local GP's and Headteachers and Education based staff across county.
Adi is currently working on two papers; one in relation to the challenges and interesting dynamics in having dual professions (social work and psychotherapy) in different organisational settings and one in relation to symbolisation and the role of pregnancy as a psychological preparation for parenthood.
Talking to Children about Difficult Things: Understanding emotional communication in challenging and turbulent contexts
Perhaps now more than ever, social workers and others in allied professions frequently need to talk to children and young people about difficult...