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The Mulberry Bush School is committed to research in therapeutic residential and foster care. Through research and its application, The Mulberry Bush School aims to develop and shape a research culture to influence practice within The Mulberry Bush Organisation and other schools, agencies and providers of care to vulnerable, traumatised children and their families.

Caryn OnionsThe Research and Development Department is headed by Dr Caryn Onions. Caryn has worked as a child psychotherapist at The Mulberry Bush School since 2004. Before that she worked in the NHS in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and OXPIP (the Oxford Parent Infant Project).  Caryn originally trained as a social worker and has experience in adult mental health and child and family teams. Caryn has a Doctorate in Clinical Practice from the University of Exeter. Her research focused on the school’s work with parents and carers. Caryn is interested in linking research and practice and in therapeutic residential and foster care.

 

Discover more about our Current Research and Completed Research project papers.

 

 

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Behaviour Support for Schools and Professionals helping those who help others. National Specialist Outreach for Social Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMHD).


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By improving the life chances and social inclusion of traumatised children and young people, we create long-term benefits to society by reducing anti-social behaviour and its impact on families, schools and communities.

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Our free alliance whose aim is to share knowledge about therapeutic care for children and young people, and to support the use of reflective practice and research, in order to improve service quality and ensure excellent outcomes.

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Latest News

Therapeutic Group Work Qualification Approved by Ofqual

We are pleased to announce that our Therapeutic Group Work course entitled ‘Crossfields Institute Level 3 Certificate in Therapeutic Group Work with Children and Young People‘ has been approved and is Ofqual-regulated and awarded by Crossfields Institute. The listing on the Ofqual website can be seen here.    

Buy the book: 70 Years of The Mulberry Bush School

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new book: 70 Years of The Mulberry Bush School Edited by John Diamond, with contributions from staff and colleagues, the book tells the story of the school, its formation in 1948 and creation of the therapeutic child care model that is still used today, 70 years more »

They smashed it!

Congratulations to our intrepid runners Tim and Joy, who braved the heat of the London Marathon and completed the course, raising vital funds for The Mulberry Bush School. The total raised is an incredible £72,553, for which we are enormously grateful and full of admiration. Thank you Joy and Tim!