Willingness Team is a multidisciplinary team of professionals with a background in therapy, education, medicine, psychology and the social fields. In this blog I wished to share with you three of the many lessons that I have learnt through working within our multidisciplinary team.

  • Keeping our mission at the forefront of what we do

As discussed by the Ireland Mental Health Commission’s (2006) discussion paper, “It is not just a matter of getting different mental health professionals together and magically multidisciplinary team working happens.” In order for our team to work effectively, we hold our shared mission at the forefront of our work together, which is to fight the stigma of mental health together by encouraging a societal willingness to adapt. This is important to us irrelevant of whether we are holding a team discussion about a technique in therapy, planning of a new project, or evaluating and assessing the services we offer to our clients.

  • The value of multiple lenses

One of my favorite lessons from working in our multidisciplinary team is that there is so much richness in listening to and learning about the different professionals’ views and experiences on the same topic or theme. While as explained before, sharing a common mission gives our multidisciplinary team a solid ground, I grow and learn from the differences between each professional and individual in the team. This benefits not only our growth as professionals, but we aim for this richness to ultimately benefit the work we each carry out with our clients.

  • The support of the team

It is well known that the service offered by professionals is impacted highly by the level of support that the professional has and the value given to self-care. Knowing that I am part of a team of people that I trust, respect and enjoy being with, provides me with a sense of support that I carry with me in the work that I do.

Rebecca Cassar is a Family Therapist practicing the Systemic Approach. She specializes in offering therapy to families, couples and individuals who are experiencing distress in their relationships. She can be contacted on rebecca@willingness.com.mt or call us on 79291817.