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Cowans November 2015 web

(Part 1 of 2) Professors Philip and Carolyn Cowan reflect on their upcoming visit to England, where they will meet with the staff of Tavistock Relationships, family service providers from around the U.K., and those responsible for family policy in the government and local authorities.

Tavistock Relationships Window

Here in glorious technicolour is our new window display, promoting our Clinical and Training Services to the population of London.

The Tavistock Relationships logo and creative look were redesigned to allow us to create some more contemporary images to promote our services. This display is one of the first uses of the fresh approach.  In the photo some of the staff of Warren Street centre stand by the poster. 

Tavistock Relationships Window

In London, it is predicted that by 2030, 50% of people will be foreign born and in the UK as a whole 2.3 million people will be in mixed relationships, suggesting that multiculturalism in couple and family relationships is a trend that is set to rise in the nation's capital and beyond. Yet since the inflammatory Vote Leave Campaign incidents of racial abuse have increased by 500% begging the question, “What is the future for Intercultural Couples, families and children in the UK?”

Tavistock Relationships has produced, Couples Who Adopt: A Guide to Helping Adoptive Couples, an important new guide in our series which offers particular guidance and insights for practitioners working in the adoption sector. Download the guide here.

The guide draws on  70 years’ worth of experience that Tavistock Relationships has  developed  in working with couples, combined with the direct knowledge gained from a year long project providing  relationship support to adoptive parents, as part of a programme funded by the Department for Education. It will assist professionals in identifying the concerns and challenges faced by couples who are in the process of adopting or have adopted children and suggest ways of identifying ways to help and support these families .

Of the publication, Susanna Abse, CEO of Tavistock Relationships said: 

“Adopting a child is one of the most rewarding things a couple can do but equally  one of  the most challenging and life changing . The dynamics of family life change completely and that inevitably impacts on a couple’s relationship. There was a recognised need to support couples post adoption which is why this work was commissioned by DfE and we hope this guide will provide an invaluable resource of practical guidance and knowledge which will help grow the development of relationship support services for adoptive parents. We think it moves the conversation on to show how important it is for  those who work with adoptive families to be aware of the different focus required to help parents with their  relationships and therefore (most crucially)  helping adoptive children, improving their life chances.”

World-leading centre for counselling, psychotherapy, training and research presents a new, simpler identity to better reflect its work.

From June 2016 the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, also known as TCCR, will be officially renamed Tavistock Relationships.

The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships announces Andrew Balfour as new CEO

Andrew Balfour has been named as the new CEO of The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR), following an open selection process.

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