For my part, I made contact with the Psychotherapy Section chair, and want to explore their interest in collaborating with the Education Section in promoting the importance of experiential learning and our KUF-style ‘quality of relationships’ training - which of course was the subject of our symposium on Thursday. I also recognised the potential that might come of joining the Social Psychiatry Section, to perhaps promote the new breed of TCs we are developing in the UK, and hope to do in culturally congruent ways in Afghanistan (and maybe elsewhere).
- Following our symposium, we do what we can to promote experiential learning through the psychotherapy and education sections. Use our presentation as a springboard for the idea.
- Join that with developing countries section (hopefully under Yousuf’s leadership!) to develop training programmes such as we were planning for Kabul last year (see previous blog entries)
- See if this could be done as an activity of Putting People First, maybe in collaboration with IMH.
- See if IMH would be interested in developing cross-cultural KUF-type online material as part of the training effort.
- Suss out whether the psychotherapy section is interested in TCs.
- If so, plan a congress symposium in the next year or two as part of the section’s work. To include the Thames Valley TC model, Steve Pearce’s RCT, the cultural and economic benefit of adding greencare, and plans for Afghanistan. Maybe also including the Social Psychiatry section.
- If not, take that symposium to next June’s separate Social Psychiatry congress in Lisbon. Maybe do this anyway.
- See if there is any other interest in such a symposium from people at the TCTC Windsor Conference this coming week.