Portraits: Patients and Psychiatrists

Wellcome Trust Arts Award 2009

Drawing Dr V

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Dr V is a child and adolescent Psychiatrist. Influenced by Freud, Klein, Bion, Winnicot, as well as the systemic family therapists like Minuchen and also very interested in narrative approaches to medicine and psychiatry, particularly therapeutic letter writing. She is a mother and seems to balance her work and home life very well. When talking about this she mentioned how supportive the NHS is as a working mother. Outside of her job she enjoys theatre, art, walking, swimming, yoga incl Sanskrit chanting.Dr V loves the Autumn leaves especially  acers, cherry blossom and lapis lazul.
Her patient is at school and Dr V works with his family, school teacher and various NHS workers on his case. They have a good relationship and it is obvious that Dr V cares for her patient. When asked what they had in common Dr V said they both had experience of anxiety.

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Written by gemmaanderson

05/12/2009 at 9:12 pm

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