Figures released today (27 February 2018) by NHS Digital show that people who are fortunate enough to gain access to mental health services that offer the Couple Therapy for Depression treatment, when needing help with their anxiety or depression, are more likely to recover from symptoms of depression and anxiety. This type of couple therapy is delivered via the NHS by therapists trained at Tavistock Relationships. Read the full press release here.
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Kate Thompson, CTFD Project Lead at Tavistock Relationships, speaks about ‘self-care – a partner’s guide’ in the Stylist: “I won’t lose myself to my partner’s depression”.
She also explores the lack of couple therapy on offer within IAPT and argues for its expansion in BACP: Couple therapy for Depression: The IAPT service for couples working with the relational factors in a diagnosis of depression - April 2017.
Couple Therapy for Depression Training now open to all therapists with experience of working with couples (non-IAPT).
This training aims to develop clinicians’ skills and abilities in working with relational factors in the context of depression in order to enable couples to use their relationship as a resource to cope better with depression.
Paul and Sandy's Story
Paul, 43, is a teacher and employed by the same secondary school in Sheffield that he went to as a child. He’s a devoted teacher and student mentor and unable to spend as much time with his family as he would like. His wife, Sandy, 37, looks after the couples’ two young sons.
By The Couple Therapy for Depression Training Team.
Tavistock Relationships, (TR), internationally renowned for its couple expertise in training and clinical delivery, was commissioned by NHS England to create and develop the training for Couple Therapy for Depression, (CTfD), as a modality additional to CBT, for delivery within IAPT services nationally. The model seeks to redress the precipitating and maintaining factors in dysfunctional interactions and cognitions between partners as a result of depression.
There is a sound rationale for Relate providing the workforce within the NHS to deliver the Couple Therapy for Depression model; its integrative components are well suited to Relate practitioners’ training – it was always ‘the vision’.
By David Hewison, Christopher Clulow and Harriet Drake.
Tavistock Relationships is pleased to announce the publication of ‘Couple Therapy for Depression – A Clinician’s Guide to Integrative Practice’, written by Tavistock Relationships’ David Hewison, Christopher Clulow and Harriet Drake.