Please find below a selection of helpful reports and articles.



  • Conference Report Donald Winnicott: The History of the Present
    The Winnicott Trust: 21-23 November 2015: London “One of the best conferences I have attended” says Chris Brogan, Squiggle Foundation Trustee for the North East of England, who provides an extended report of this conference held as part of the launch of the new collected works of Donald Winnicott. The editors of this major new contribution to the field, Lesley Caldwell and Helen Taylor Robinson, will be the joint presenters of the Madeline Davis Lecture, on November 26th 2016. Chris integrates detailed commentary and personal reflection to whet the appetite for the possibility of the conference papers being published at a future date.
  • Conference Report There’s No Place Like Home: The Experience Of Uprootedness by Dr Katie Lewis
    Squiggle North East: 13 February 2016: Newcastle Matthew Evans, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, reflects on a presentation which made imaginative use of film alongside clinical material to enhance understanding of the plight of children who cannot remain in their original homes because their needs could not be met there but who may feel ever-drawn back to the familiar despite this. Where can a Holding Environment be found – and do those professionals trying to provide it find resonances in their own experience?
  • Dr James Johnston reports and reflects on Squiggle’s 2016 Spring Lecture ‘Forgiveness: a gift at any cost?’
    "Forgiving the irreparable damage done for both victim and perpetrator is a process for both… It is not an event and cannot be prescribed; it is not a cure – no magical reparation will resolve this mental pain. Drinking from the same bowl of bitterness marks a beginning of the reparative process, not the completion of reparation. Reparation cannot be completed."