Margaret Rustin is a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, London, where she has been Head of Child Psychotherapy since 1986. She has pioneered and supported the extension of training in psychoanalytic observational approaches to training across the United Kingdom and in a number of other countries. She has coauthored, with Michael Rustin, Narratives of Love and Loss and Mirror to Nature, and has co-edited Closely Observed Infants, as well as Psychotic States in Children and Assessment in Psychotherapy.
Emanuela Quagliata is a child psychotherapist and psychoanalyst and a member of the Italian Association for Psychoanaltyic Child Psychotherapy. She edited and contributed to Neonatici visti da vicino (1993), and edited the earlier Italian version of this volume, Un buon incontro (1994).