THE BULLY PLAYS

Jenner Roth Standard

In 2014 at Spectrum’s annual winter workshop for our postgraduate continued education programme, we focussed on the manifestation and fallout of abuse.  We invited the author and playwright Nell Dunn to share with us her newest work, “The Bully Plays”.  These plays were written to be studied, discussed, adapted and performed by students in secondary schools as a way to …

The Quantum Dynamic and the Formative Process – Stanley Keleman

Terry Cooper Standard

The psychotherapy we offer at Spectrum is based upon four decades of studying Formative Psychology with Stanley Keleman the creator and founder of this magnificent body of work. Stanley’s contribution to our lives and work at Spectrum is immeasurable; it is woven into the fabric of who we are as people and is core to how we identify ourselves and …

Thoughts on communication: serve and return

Jenner Roth Standard

A couple of years ago in our annual continued professional development February winter workshop, Anni McTavish, one of our professional community, introduced us to the work of Edward Tronick with mothers and infants and his concept of serve and return as a model of communication which builds a healthy sense of self and other. It’s a simple and effective model …

Couples Therapy

Terry Cooper Couples Therapy, Standard

Spectrum’s couples work seeks to identify and respond to obstacles that get in the way of satisfying contact and communication for couples. Relationships are always in a state of flux and the process requires new behaviours in response to change taking place.  Our goal is to help couples form a basis for relating through cooperation, caring behaviours, understanding, respect, tolerance, …