Charlotte Burck, Ph.D.

Honorary Consultant Systemic Psychotherapist
Co-Director of Family Therapy and Systemic Research Centre.
Family Therapy & Systemic Research Centre
Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London

Web: Multilingual Living. Explorations of Language and Subjectivity

Charlotte is a systemic psychotherapist, trainer, supervisor and researcher who has worked for 25 years in the child and adolescent mental health department of the Tavistock Clinic, where she was involved in clinical work, in research and in training systemic clinicians at all levels. With David Campbell, she designed and ran the Professional Doctorate in Systemic Psychotherapy, a research programme for systemic psychotherapists wishing to explore clinical and organisational questions close to their heart. She has a special clinical interest in working with families who have experienced violence or high parental conflict, and is currently setting up a small clinical-research project for families where parents wish to stay together. Charlotte is involved in a small team which she set up with her colleague Gillian Hughes, offering weekly narrative-systemic psychosocial and political support to refugees and volunteers, first in the Calais refugee camp until its demolition, in the Dunkerque refugee camp until its destruction, and continuing involvement in Calais with volunteers and other projects in the UK.

Charlotte is the author of Multilingual Living. Explorations of Language and Subjectivity, based on her Phd research, and is co-author (with Gwyn Daniel) of Gender and Family Therapy, co-editor (with Gwyn Daniel) of Mirrors and Reflections: Processes in Systemic Supervision, co-editor (with Ellie Kavner & Sara Barratt) of Positions and Polarities in Contemporary Systemic Practice. The legacy of David Campbell, co-editor (with Bebe Speed) of Gender, Power and Relationships, She is the series editor (with Gwyn Daniel) of the Karnac Systemic Thinking and Practice Series, which commissions books from systemic psychotherapists, systemic organisation consultants and others, which are relevant to the systemic field.

Charlotte has recently undertaken a film-making course, and is exploring how to interweave this into her work. It remains more crucial than ever to her to develop and sustain connections with other systemic, social constructionist, narrative, and dialogical professionals, and colleagues in psychosocial studies, in order to sustain solidarity and creativity.

Family Therapy & Systemic Research Centre
Karnac Systemic Thinking and Practice Series