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Love After Love – Poem by Derek Walcott

The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other's welcome, and say, sit here.  Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give break. Give back your...

All in the brain

All in the brain

This open letter by Richard Bentall, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Liverpool University is a response to Stephan Fry’s recent programme on exploration of manic depression, which is part of the current BBC series on mental health, ‘In the Mind’. Professor Bentall...

THE BULLY PLAYS

In 2014 at Spectrum’s annual winter workshop for our postgraduate continued education programme, we focussed on the manifestation and fallout of abuse.  We invited the author and playwright Nell Dunn to share with us her newest work, “The Bully Plays”.  These plays...

Thoughts on communication: serve and return

Thoughts on communication: serve and return

A couple of years ago in our annual continued professional development February winter workshop, Anni McTavish, one of our professional community, introduced us to the work of Edward Tronick with mothers and infants and his concept of serve and return as a model of...

Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

Spectrum’s couples work seeks to identify and respond to obstacles that get in the way of satisfying contact and communication for couples. Relationships are always in a state of flux and the process requires new behaviours in response to change taking place.  Our...