My experience of completing the Accreditation Module in NVR has been both enriching and inspiring.

As a clinical psychologist working in children’s social care, I was struck by the levels of violence and controlling behaviours within the context of child-parent relationships.  I felt out of my depth and turned to NVR with healthy scepticism and hope.  I have not since turned back – except when reflecting of course 😉

To me, it has always felt intuitive and necessary to take account of relational dynamics when working towards contextualised understandings of difficulty or distress.  It is therefore perhaps not surprising that within both my individual practice and wider systems work, NVR has become my most valued position from which to influence and resist.

My completion of the Accreditation Module, whilst initially daunting, provided the opportunity to pause and reflect, enabling me to articulate and make sense of my application of NVR principles. The group sessions were structured and facilitated in a way that promoted the sharing of deep reflections and emotional resonances.  It was a privilege to be heard and held in mind by the other group members, as it was to listen and witness their unique journeys with NVR. I now appreciate the broad applicability of NVR concepts and have been left with a sense of hope for what is possible, therapeutically and socially.

Thank you to all my fellow group members and everyone at Partnership Projects who made this possible.

By: Kim Jackson-Blott, Clinical Psychologist, Accredited NVR Practitioner



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