The May issue includes...
The magical mystery cure
Richard Shrubb reports on controversial trials that are successfully using Class A drugs to treat depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
In the wake of the recent suicide of a child abuse prosecution witness, Peter Jenkins outlines what the Government needs to do to ensure vulnerable witnesses and victims of crime have access to expert pre-trial therapy.
Working with cult survivors
A cult survivor herself, and now a post-cult counsellor, Gillie Jenkinson explains the sophisticated psychological techniques that cult leaders use to take over their members’ minds and lives.
When parents aren’t good-enough
How do you comfort a child who has been taken into local authority care because their parent(s) were unable to provide good-enough parenting? Joanna North explains how therapists can help children process the knowledge and recover from the trauma.
Research in practice
Practice research networks (PRNs) provide a vital link between researchers and practitioners. Joe Armstrong, Amanda Hawkins and Mhairi Thurston report the discussions at last year’s BACP Research conference workshop on how to balance the need to develop a sound evidence base with research that is relevant to frontline practice.
Talking point: Care for the soul
Philosopher and writer Alain de Botton argues that the psychotherapist is today’s equivalent of the village priest.
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