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CMMi Press Editorial Collective, UK/AFT Liaison

Barbara McKay

Barbara McKay (BA (Hons), MSc, CQSW, MSc, MA, D.Psych) is a qualified social worker, systemic psychotherapist and supervisor. She completed her clinical doctorate in 2015. As a clinician, she has worked in adult mental health services, children and families’ teams, fostering and adoption and children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

Barbara moved into the charitable sector as Head of Training for a national counselling agency before working at the Institute of Family Therapy as its Director for 13 years. In 2019, she moved into private practice offering systemic therapy, supervision, teaching and consultancy. Barbara has written systemic practice, supervision, leadership and management courses which she has delivered into over 20 Local Authority Children’s Services in England, many of which were on an improvement journey.

Currently, Barbara is working with an adult social care department as part of their cultural change programme, a number of children’s services both as tutor on teaching courses and group facilitator for Heads of Services and Team Managers and coach for leaders. She works with a management team across a number of children’s homes and has recently become involved in a creative project with a service to women who have had children removed into care.
She has published a number of articles straddling a range of topics from leadership and change in children’s social care, compassionate leadership to practice chapters on working therapeutically with couples to a chapter on systemic supervision and another on the integration and influence of personal and professional selves in shaping approaches to work, specifically supervision.

As part of her professional contribution to the wider field, Barbara is on the Board of Trustees for the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice and the CMM Institute for Personal and Social Evolution.

CMMi Press Editorial Collective, UK/AFT Liaison

Barbara McKay

Barbara McKay (BA (Hons), MSc, CQSW, MSc, MA, D.Psych) is a qualified social worker, systemic psychotherapist and supervisor. She completed her clinical doctorate in 2015. As a clinician, she has worked in adult mental health services, children and families’ teams, fostering and adoption and children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

Barbara moved into the charitable sector as Head of Training for a national counselling agency before working at the Institute of Family Therapy as its Director for 13 years. In 2019, she moved into private practice offering systemic therapy, supervision, teaching and consultancy. Barbara has written systemic practice, supervision, leadership and management courses which she has delivered into over 20 Local Authority Children’s Services in England, many of which were on an improvement journey.

Currently, Barbara is working with an adult social care department as part of their cultural change programme, a number of children’s services both as tutor on teaching courses and group facilitator for Heads of Services and Team Managers and coach for leaders. She works with a management team across a number of children’s homes and has recently become involved in a creative project with a service to women who have had children removed into care.
She has published a number of articles straddling a range of topics from leadership and change in children’s social care, compassionate leadership to practice chapters on working therapeutically with couples to a chapter on systemic supervision and another on the integration and influence of personal and professional selves in shaping approaches to work, specifically supervision.

As part of her professional contribution to the wider field, Barbara is on the Board of Trustees for the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice and the CMM Institute for Personal and Social Evolution.