11 September 2017
Globetrotting doctor returns with research
Dr Jenny Griffiths is back home after
spending six weeks in Australia and the USA exploring therapeutic
interventions for young children and their parents affected by
Jenny, a Clinical Psychologist from our Child and Adolescent
Mental Health Service in Bristol, attended multiple groups
during her travels including learning about Attachment and
BioBehavioural Catchup (a 10-session intervention delivered in the
home using video to help parents behave in more nurturing ways
towards their child), The Peek a Boo Club, (a group intervention in
Melbourne for mothers and young children who have experienced
domestic violence) and Child-Parent Psychotherapy training in San
Francisco (a 50-session in-depth intervention informed by trauma
Jenny said "It was a real privilege to spend time with such
world-expert colleagues who have demonstrated the effectiveness of
their interventions in helping these traumatised infants and
parents. Seeing how services are structured and funded across the
world has inspired me to try to change how we do things here in the
Jenny plans to share her learning with her colleagues, at
conferences and through journal articles. She also hopes to gain
funding to trial one or more of the interventions she observed here
in the UK.
Jenny's travels were enabled by a Winston
Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship Award which
provides funding for UK citizens from all backgrounds to travel
overseas in pursuit of new and better ways of tackling a wide range
of current challenges facing the UK.
You can read Jenny's report here.
We're AWProud of you Jenny!