A friend asked me recently, apropos of my book, “How long has this been in the making ?” I answered, “30 years fermenting and 18 months thereabouts actually writing it!” In truth this work has been a long time in coming to fruition, drawn as it is from life experience, years of clinical work, and training other clinicians working with suicidality. Now felt like the right time to write.
Posted on Mar 07, 2017
Posted on Feb 28, 2017
Aviation psychologist Professor Robert Bor examines the mental health issues behind the recent Germanwings plane tragedy
Posted on Aug 03, 2016
A popular but dated image of pilots probably derives from war movies showing scenes in which they wrestle with the controls of a damaged aircraft to avoid catastrophe. Modern aviation is far removed from what are now outdated Hollywood depictions of pilots. Wrestling at the controls to save the aircraft is hardly in a day’s work. Planes now fly via computers following the calm and well-rehearsed inputs from pilots. The recent Germanwings pilot suicide crash, however, highlights that there are a rare few pilots who do not wrestle with the flight controls to save their aircraft, but they may wrestle with very powerful and destructive forces within their minds.
Posted on Jul 28, 2016
Therapeutic work with children, young people and their families in private practice can be complex and challenging while differing significantly from therapeutic work in other contexts, such as education or CAMHS.