Fonds WCH-BPCW - Brief Psychotherapy Centre for Women fonds

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Brief Psychotherapy Centre for Women fonds

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  • 1988-2015 (Creation)
    Women's College Hospital. Brief Psychotherapy Centre for Women

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70 cm of textual records
136 photographs
4 slides

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The Brief Psychotherapy Centre for Women was established at Women's College Hospital in 1988.

The Brief Psychotherapy Centre for Women is a program that provides individual and group psychotherapy to women. The program uses a model of psychotherapy that is focused and time-limited, designed to meet the unique needs and goals that each woman identifies for herself. The goal is to support women in understanding and resolving their own problems.

The Brief Psychotherapy Centre for Women works with women experiencing difficulty with issues such as depression, anxiety, body image, loneliness, loss and bereavement, and abuse. The program's approach is woman-centred, non-medical, and community-based, with an emphasis on empowering women.

The Brief Psychotherapy Centre for Women is the only program of its kind in Canada.

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The fonds consists of the records of the Brief Psychotherapy Centre for Women dating from 1988-2015. The records relate to the development of the Centre including its mission statement, goals and objectives, as well as funding, reporting, and strategic planning. The fonds also includes the records of the Community Advisory Committee of the Brief Psychotherapy Centre as well as material documenting the Centre's relationship with Women’s College Hospital and the Ontario Ministry of Health.

The fonds is arranged into three series and contains correspondence, minutes, annual records, evaluations, media clippings, brochures, financial summaries, strategic plans, and agreements.

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