Karen Mary Partridge, Ph.D.

1 Woodside Road
Kingston upon Thames
# 020 8549 1815
Tavistock Clinic
120 Belsize Lane
#20 7435 7111

Email: karenpartridge@icloud.com

Karen Partridge is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Psychotherapist currently working as Trust Head of Systemic Psychotherapy at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and in private practice. She started her career in learning disabilities and in adult mental health where she carried out her PhD research into organizational change in hospitals, in which explored the effect of staff training and organizational interventions in long stay hospitals for people with learning disabilities from an ecological and systemic perspective. This led to an ongoing commitment to staff training, in which Karen remains passionate about finding ways to honor the individual and resist institutional practices. She completed her systemic training at the KCC Foundation where she worked as a tutor for many years and latterly as Co-Director. Karen trains and supervises health and social care professionals across a wide range of settings and client groups. She works with children, families, couples, work groups, and organizations in the community. She teaches and supervises professionals and is interested in consultation and training in staff groups and organizations and in the interface between therapy, community and organizational interventions, action research and social justice. Her interests include narrative approaches and social constructionism, discourses in training and supervision, reflexivity and positioning, art, music, Buddhism, mindfulness and the application of systemic ideas in organizational settings.