The rich history of the Tavistocks.
In September 1920, the Tavistock Clinic was founded and saw its first patient. Later, the Tavistock Institute was incorporated as a charitable organisation in September 1947, emerging from its early years as a social department within the Clinic, carrying out psychoanalytic work with therapeutic groups and communities. Bringing together staff from various disciplines, the Institute found ways to apply psychoanalytic and open systems theories to group and organisational life.
Today, in 2020, we join together with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Tavistock Relationships to celebrate 100 years of the Tavistock group.
For the Centenary Celebrations, we have produced a video in which Tavistock Institute staff members tell the story of who we are, where we have come from and what our work means to us and the rest of the world. Staff touch on their personal connections with the Institute as well as the wider context and influence of our history.
Alongside the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Tavistock Relationships, we are proud to celebrate our rich history as well as the work that we do now. Collectively, we have provided a century of pioneering thought on human development, relationships and organisational life.
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating 100 years with a series of stimulating webinars, facilitated by leading practitioners in mental health from October 2020 to April 2021. You can find out more about the talks here.
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