Mothertongue Publications

Beverley Costa, CEO of Mothertongue, has contributed to a variety of professional publications further disseminating the work with which Mothertongue has been involved since its inception.Here is a list of publications:

  • Psychodrama Across Cultures. The British Journal of Psychodrama and Sociodrama, 17, 37-47. 2002 -Counselling in a non native language, The Psychotherapist, Winter Issue 2008/9
  • A working model of a community based, culturally sensitive counselling service, chapter in Psychotherapy Across Cultures by Zack Eleftheriadou, Karnac Books 2010
  • Mothertongue or non-native language? Learning from conversations with bilingual/multilingual therapists about working with clients who do not share their native language, Journal of Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care , 3:1: 15-24 2010 Pier
  • Professional website/article abstract -When three is not a crowd. Professional preparation for interpreters working with therapists, ITI Bulletin, January-February, 2011
  • Managing the demands of mental health interpreting: why training, supervision and support are not luxuries, ITI Bulletin, March 2011
  • Therapy across linguistic borderlands. How do we help traumatized bilingual and multi- lingual clients speak the unspeakable? Psychotherapy Section Review, BPS, No.48 2011
  • "The creative cycle: receiving and giving help in a black and minority ethnic counselling service", in Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol. 15 Iss: 4, pp.198 – 203, 2011
  • "A Therapeutic Journey across Cultural and Linguistic Borderlands." In S. Bager-Charleson, Personal Development for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Exeter: Learning Matters, 2012
  • Costa, B. & Dewaele, J.M. (2012) Psychotherapy across Languages: beliefs, attitudes and practices of monolingual and multilingual therapists with their multilingual patients, Language and Psychoanalysis:  
  • Language support: Challenges and benefits for users and providers of health and social care services, Better Health 26, Race Equality Foundation, 2013 
  • Gaboleiro, A. (Mothertongue Counsellor) 'A Relational Psychoanalytic Approach to Supervising Issues in Brief Therapy' British Association for Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic Supervision, Supervision Review Spring 2013  -
  • Dewaele, J.-M., Costa, B. (2014). A cross-disciplinary and multi-method approach of multilingualism in psychotherapy. In S. Bager-Charleson (ed.), Doing Practice-Based Research in Therapy: A Reflexive Approach. Reading: Sage
  • Dewaele, J-M., Costa, B. (2013) Multilingual Clients' Experience of Psychotherapy Language and Psychoanalysis, 2013, 2 (2), 31-50 
  • Costa, B. & Briggs, S. (2014) Service-users' experiences of interpreters in psychological therapy: a pilot study International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 10:4 , 231-244 DOI 10.1108/IJMHSC-12-2013-0044.

  • Costa, B.  (2014)   Counselling in many tongues. Therapy Today Vol. 25/4, 20 -23

  • Costa, B. (2014) You can call me Betty. Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal Vol. 14/4

  • Costa, B. (2016) The importance of training and clinical supervision of interpreters and practitioners for best teamwork in gender violence contexts in Del Pozo Triviño, M; Toledano Buendía, C; Casado Neira, D. y Fernandes del Pozo, D. (Eds)
  • Construir puentes de comunicación en el ámbito de la violencia de genero/Building communication bridges in gender violence. Granada: Comares. ISBN: 978-84-9045-227-1.
  • Costa, B. (2016) Health visitors communicating across languages and cultures. Journal of Health Visiting  January 2016  Volume 4 Issue 1
  • Costa, B. (2016) Team Effort – training therapists to work with interpreters as a collaborative team International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. Int J Adv Counselling. doi:10.1007/s10447-016-9282-7
  • Costa, B. (2016) Roles in Triangles: The Interpreter, the Client and the Therapist. The Psychotherapist: Issue 64.
  • Rolland,R., Dewaele, J-M. & Costa, B. (2017) Multilingualism and psychotherapy: exploring multilingual clients' experiences of language practices in psychotherapy, International Journal of Multilingualism, 14:1, 69-85, DOI:10.1080/14790718.2017.1259009