Dr Felicitas Rost receives leadership award
5 December 2019
The Trust congratulates Dr Felicitas Rost on receiving the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Now (PPNow) 2019 Award for Outstanding Professional Leadership.
PPNow is the British Psychoanalytic Council’s flagship annual conference exploring how psychoanalytic thinking can help explore and explain contemporary society
This award recognises an individual in a position of leadership who has developed their role to make a significant and outstanding contribution to developing the position and/or influence of psychoanalytic/psychodynamic/psychotherapy and counselling in the wider world.
Felicitas Rost's professional identity and current interests and motivations are shaped by two beliefs: The necessity of building bridges between psychoanalytic treatment modalities and empirical research; and the need to break down arbitrary dichotomies between research modalities.
Integrating theory with practice has always been an important part of her professional development. She has been involved with a variety of cutting-edge infant and adult mental health research both within the NHS and the educational sector.
“I am incredibly thrilled to be receiving the award and thank the BPC very much! When Peter Hudson (former Policy and Public Affairs Officer at the BPC) and I got the ball rolling 2.5 years ago, I would have never dreamed that we’d get to where we are now. Perseverance has certainly paid off!
“I strongly believe, however, that we have achieved something unprecedented (in that NICE is reviewing the draft depression guideline a third time as we speak) because stakeholders representing a vast range of different mental health organisations, including our Trust, have come together in a united voice calling on NICE to produce a guideline that is methodologically sound and as such fit for purpose. I am incredibly thankful and grateful to each and every one of them for their involvement as well as to the many individuals, MPS and peers who are endorsing and supporting our campaign”.