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Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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Tavistock Clinic

Name of Organization

Tavistock Clinic

Synonyms

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust; Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships; Tavistock Institute of Human Relations; Tavistock Institute of Marital Studies; Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology; Tavistock Marital Studies Institute; Tavistock Relationships; Tavistock Square Clinic for Functional Nervous Disorders

Introduction

The Tavistock Clinic is effectively an umbrella term for several organizations in the couple and family therapy field. It no longer exists as a separate entity, with the majority of its health service functions forming a part of the UK’s National Health Service, combined with the previous Portman Clinic which specialized in the treatment of disturbed offenders: the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust*.

The Tavistock Square Clinic for Functional Nervous Disorders* was set up in London as an outpatient service after the First World War in order to apply psychodynamic ideas to the treatment of neurosis, fo ...

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