The primary school as a therapeutic community
MacDonald, Shelley and Winship, Gary (2016) The primary school as a therapeutic community. Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, 37 (1). pp. 18-26. ISSN 0964-1866
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to consider the changes underway in the delivery of services to children and young people in schools, not least that OFTSED will soon be routinely carrying out an assessment of mental health provision in schools. This paper considers the policy context to these changes and the recent initiatives that are informing the evolution of initial teacher training. Alongside the changes in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services there are an increasing number of schools developing counselling and psychotherapy services. How can the School counsellor look to develop a who school as therapeutic community.
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