I have written on a a wide range of topics including, our relationship to home, on work with couples, on training psychotherapists in the use of themselves, on mentalization, on trauma, on groupwork, on children and adolescents, and of course on work with families. Many of my publications can be found by following the links below and some links will take you straight to copies of the articles. Older articles can also be found on the Medical Foundation website in their resources/publications pages. 

Publications include:

Woodcock J. & Rivett, M. (2013) Passi verso la conoscenza sistemica del Se nella formazione dei terapeuti familiari: tecniche per trascendere il Se. In, Alfredo Canevaro e Alain Ackermans, La nascita di un terapeuta sistemico. Rome: Borla.

Cultural Aspects of Feeding: some illustrations from Indian and other cultures. Co-written with Kedar Dwivedi. Chapter in,  Angela Southall and Clarissa Martin (2010) Feeding Problems in Children: A Practical Guide. Oxford: Radcliffe

Home, Emotion, and Deep Subjectivity, Context, 107: 11-13.

Love Hate and the Oedipal Myth. Chapter in, Carmel Flaskas & David Pocock (2009) Systems and Psychoanalysis: Contemporary Integrations in Family Therapy. London: Karnac Books. 

With Ma rk Rivett, Bringing the self into family therapy training. Journal of Family Therapy. 29: 351-354. 2007.

Mentali zation and affect regulation: a path to the heart? Context, 91: 2-4. 2007. Click on this link to find the article. 

Torture, Political Violence and Attachment. Chapter in, Marci Green & Marc Scholes (Eds.) Attachment and Human Survival. London: Karnac. 2004.

Violence and Shame. Context, 68. 2003.

Practical Approaches to Work with Refugee Children. Chapter in, Kedar Dwivedi (ed) Meeting the Needs of Ethnic Minority Children including Refugee, Black and Mixed-Parentage Children, 2nd Edition, London: Jessica Kingsley, 2002.

Being, Noticing, Knowing: the emergence of resilience in groupwork. Chaper in, Tim Kelly, Toby Berman-Rossi & Susanne Palombo (eds) Strengthening resiliency through group work. New York: Routledge. 2001.

Coming out of nothing: psychosocial care and recovery from trauma. Context, 53: 24 - 25. 2001.

Trauma and Spirituality. Chapter in, Thom Spiers (ed) Trauma: A Practitioners Guide to Counselling. London: Routledge, 2001.

Threads from the labyrinth: therapy with survivors of war and political oppression. Journal of Family Therapy, 23: 136 - 154. 2001.

A dozen differences to consider when working with refugee families. Context, 54: 24 - 25. 2001.

Refugee Children and Families: Theoretical and Clinical Approaches. Chapter in, Kedar Dwivedi (ed) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents. London: Whurr, 2000.


A systemic approach to trauma. Context, 51: 2-3. 2000. 

Practice Issues in relation to race, ethnicity and culture in family therapy training, In, Sowing the Seeds of Cultural Competence: Family Therapy for a Multi-Ethnic Society, Context 44 August 1999.

Groupwork with refugees and asylum seekers. Chapter in, in, Allan Brown & Tara Mistry (eds.) Race and Groupwork. London: Whiting and Birch. 1997.

Refugees and Western sensibilities: Whither Reconciliation? The Way: Review of Contemporary Christian Spirituality. 36: 1. 1996.

Family Therapy and Human Rights: working with refugee families. Mental Health Nursing. 15:5. 1995.

Healing rituals with families in exile. Journal of Family Therapy 17:4: 1995.