Committees, Groups and Lists
Sir Richard Bowlby
Dr Elaine Arnold
These are people elected by Registered Members to oversee the financial and organisational fidelity of the Centre.
Jeremy Rutter – Chair
The Centre is currently seeking to appoint further Trustees.
The Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is the committee responsible for the management of The Bowlby Centre under the oversight of The Trustees. It deals with the strategy for The Centre, including financial, organisational and administrative matters, the public interface of the Centre, organisational development, and Bowlby Centre events. It approves all new initiatives within The Centre. Some of this work is carried out through the Committees and Groups who are represented on the Executive Committee, other work is delegated to individuals who report to the committee.
Members: Emerald Davis (Chair of The Bowlby Centre), Lindsay Hamilton (Vice Chair), Victoria Settle (Chair Clinical Training Committee), TBA (Policy Director) Arlene Simmons (Chair of Membership)
Reporting members: Serena Jenks (Referrals Group) and Kate Brown (Clinical Forum)
The Executive Committee meets monthly (normally on the first Friday of the month)
Contact: Emerald Davis (Chair).
The Ethics Committee is chaired by Pat Cohen. The Committee monitors all issues related to ethics as laid out in The Bowlby Centre’s Code of Ethics and Practice. It manages complaints in line with the Complaints procedure. It is answerable directly to The Trustees as well as to the Executive. Complaints are received and managed by the Ethics Committee in accordance with The Bowlby Centre Complaints procedure. When necessary, a Complaints panel is put together.
Members: Pat Cohen (Chair), Wayne Davis, Andrew Odgers, Niki Reeves and Patrick Ryan
(The Academic Appeals Procedure is managed by the CTC).
Clinical Training Committee
The CTC is responsible for the management of the training and CPD within The Bowlby Centre. It sets the clinical standards required of Members, Training Therapists, Supervisors and Assessors. It is responsible for recruitment of students and the assessment of applications for Membership from students and from registered psychotherapists wishing to join The Bowlby Centre from other organisations. It oversees the processes for registration and for the progress of trainees, including assessment. It is responsible for managing the Clinical Training Course working closely with the Teachers Appointment Group and Curriculum Development Group. It monitors and approves the Continuing Professional Development requirements for Bowlby Centre members.
Course Tutors are members (ex-officio) of CTC.
Members: Victoria Settle (Chair and Course Tutor), Lindsay Hamilton (Course Tutor), Ursula du Sauzay (Course Tutor), Jane Parkinson (Course Tutor), Debbie Zimmerman (Course Tutor), Angelina Veiga (Course Tutor), Emerald Davis (Chair of The Bowlby Centre – ex-officio) and Roxy Wilding (Convenor CPD group).
Corresponding Members: Ursula du Sauzay
Secretary to the CTC: Yvonne Settle
Contact: Victoria Settle (Chair)
The Continuing Professional Development Group
The CTC has a group reporting to it responsible for continuing to create and develop Continuing Professional Development policy and practice. CPD group is responsible for developing policy associated with the requirements for Professional Development of The Bowlby Centre and with creating opportunities for The Centre to support and encourage members’ CPD activities. The group is experimenting with meeting via Skype and normally meets monthly at times to suit members.
Members: Eleanor Richards, Ruthie Smith, Roxy Wilding (Convenor)
Contact: Roxy Wilding
The membership Committee liaises with CPD, Administrative, financial sectors of the Bowlby Centre and is responsible for the Pastoral needs of the Membership. The Membership Committee Chair is answerable directly to the Executive and Membership.
Members: Arlene Simmonds
Contact: Arlene Simmonds (Chair)
Curriculum Development Group
This group holds and develops the curriculum for the 4 year Clinical Training Course ensuring that it reflects the core values of The Bowlby Centre, working with teachers’ and students’ feedback in its ongoing development of the taught course curriculum.
Members: Nicky Bainbrigge, Lindsay Hamilton (Convenor), Jennifer Rodriguez, Debbie Zimmerman
Contact: Lindsay Hamilton
Teachers Appointment Group
The Teachers Appointment Group (TAG) is a sub-group of the Executive, and is responsible for the selection, appointment, development, support and review of teaching staff for the 4 year clinical training. TAG is committed to using open, transparent and fair procedures for appointing teaching staff and to providing students with a rich, diverse and satisfying learning experience. Teachers Appointment Group works closely with Course Tutors and the Curriculum Development Group.
Members: Tori Settle (Chair) and Sonya Aleksic
Contact: Sonya Aleksic
This group supports The Bowlby Centre Referrals Coordinator in processing all the assessments of individuals seeking therapy with therapists from The Centre including those providing therapy for clients in the Blues and other Dedicated Projects. It strives to provide the most suitable therapist for the individual seeking help.
Members: Serena Jenks (Referrals Co-ordinator), Dorothy Plaskett, Andrew Hill, Teresa Warr and France Couelle.
The group meets on Fridays at The Bowlby Centre.
Contact: Serena Jenks
Learning Disabilities Group
This group is working to create a shift in awareness within The Bowlby Centre concerning learning disabilities and psychotherapy. The group’s work aims to influence the curriculum and the provision of psychotherapy to people with learning disabilities and their carers. The group is operating and developing short courses in this area. It plans to publish work on attachment and learning disabilities.
Members: Emerald Davis (Convenor), Claire Harris, Mark Linington, Benjamin Marr, Eleanor Richards
Contact: Emerald Davis
The Journal Group
The Journal Group is responsible to the Executive for the production and promotion jointly with Karnacs of The Attachment Journal.
Members: Kate White (Editor), Orit Badouk Epstein (Associate Editor), Emerald Davis (Politics), Yvonne Forward (Poetry Editor), Gulcan Sutton Purser (Book Reviews), Kate Brown (Global Forum), (Managing Editor – vacancy).
Contact: Kate White
Bowlby Conference Planning Group
This group plans and arranges the annual Bowlby Memorial Conference. It meets regularly at the Centre and decides on a theme for the conference and arranges speakers and the event.
Members: Helene Everitt, Lindsay Hamilton and Jane Parkinson
Conference administrator: Carol Tobin
Corresponding member: Richard Bowlby
Development and Fundraising
The Centre’s fundraising and development work in the community and with front line agencies and government is led by the Trustees and Executive. The fundraising is being co-ordinated by a fundraising specialist, Lynn Marston. For any fundraising ideas please contact Lynn.
Contact: Lynn Marston
The Publicity Co-ordinator’s role is to help organise events, advertise training and The Bowlby Centre activities. The Co-ordinator promotes attachment theory in the media and public eye and also helps with the publicity around the Attachment journal.
Members: Emerald Davis and Carol Tobin
This group (aka The Spinsters) maintains The Bowlby Centre website and The Resource.
Members: Lindsay Hamilton and Carol Tobin
Orit Badouk Epstein
Ursula du Sauzay
Henry Strick van Linschoten
Gulcan Sutton Purser
Susan Vas Dias
Course Tutors are appointed to be the main contact with The Centre for students on the clinical training until Registration. Their role is to guide and support students through the course. They are an important link with teachers and the Teachers Appointments Group and the Curriculum Development Group and sit ex-officio on the Clinical Training Committee to manage the training and the
progress of students through the course.
Intake 2013 Jane Parkinson
Intake 2012 Angelina Veiga
Intake 2010 Ursula du Sauzay
Intake 2009 Lindsay Hamilton
Intake 2008 Tori Settle
Intake 2007 Tori Settle
Intake 2006 Lindsay Hamilton
Intake 2002 Lindsay Hamilton
Intake 2001 Tori Settle
Internal Training Therapists
The Centre requires that everyone on the four year Clinical Training Course is in twice weekly therapy with an approved Training Therapist. The following members have been approved as Training Therapists.
Gulcan Sutton Purser
The Bowlby Centre also approves Training Therapists who are not members of the Centre, but who are Registered with the CPJA of UKCP or the BPC and meet our other criteria for Training Therapists.
Internal Training Supervisors
While working as a Psychotherapist–in-Training all students are required to work with two supervisors approved by the CTC. The first supervisor is normally expected to have trained at The Bowlby Centre.
The following Members have been approved as Training supervisors:
Orit Badouk Epstein
Graeme Galton (No spaces at this time)
Tom Higgins (on sabbatical)
Tori Settle (post taught students only)
Gulcan Sutton Purser
Susan Vas Dias
There are additional Training Supervisors whom the CTC have ratified to work with specific individual students. Applications for other supervisors are normally approved for individual students and should be made by the Course Tutor to the CTC on behalf of the individual students and potential supervisor.
Supervisors who are not Internal Training Supervisors
George Mac Pierce
Charlotte Wynn Parry
Interview Panel for Registration Interviews and APT folder discussions
There are two key assessment points in The Bowlby Centre Clinical Training:
- The APT folder presented with the application to become a psychotherapist in training (PiT) and enter the clinical portion of the course in the third and fourth years.
- The Registration Portfolio presented when applying for Registration as an Attachment–based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. (RAPP).
Both these processes require that applicants in conjunction with their Course Tutor select people to discuss and assess their work. Applicants are required to select one person from each of the Groups below to be their assessors.
Group A (CTC) and Group B
Group A (CTC)
Ursula Du Sauzay
Tom Higgins (on sabatical)
Gulcan Sutton Purser