chapter  10
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We are family – family interventions

When I first became a CPN, I was approached by the co-ordinators of various services. The psychologist leading the Parasuicide Team wondered if I would be interested in becoming a parasuicide counsellor. The co-ordinator of Anxiety Management Groups thought I might like to help to run the next anxiety management group. There seemed to be a number of opportunities to diversify beyond the traditional one-to-one home visits that formed the bread and butter work of a CPN. One of these ‘extra-curricular activities’ that captured my imagination was something called the Family Therapy Interest Group. This group was really no more than its name implied – a group of people who had an interest in family therapy.