Bernadette Wren

Bernadette Wren worked as a clinical psychologist and family therapist at the Tavistock Centre for 25 years. She retired from the NHS in 2020.

Diary: Epistemic Injustice

Bernadette Wren, 2 December 2021

Iworked​ for eleven years as a consultant clinical psychologist at the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), the sole NHS service for gender-diverse young people, based at the Tavistock Clinic in London. It’s a job history I no longer disclose when I meet people. The work of the GIDS team has been the subject of unceasing media – and social media – attack in...

Letter

At the Tavistock

20 November 2021

Bernadette Wren writes: David Bell and Kirsty Entwistle have strong, uncompromising beliefs about the wrongness of medical intervention with gender-diverse young people. They seek to persuade others of the absolute illegitimacy of the work of GIDS. I have been exposed to their critique for several years now, yet I still find their tone both wounding and dismaying. I see their accounts as a mélange...

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