The Anna Freud Tradition: Lines of Development - Evolution and Theory and Practice Over the Decadesby Norka T. Malberg, Joan Raphael-Leff
This volume honors Anna Freud’s work and legacy by providing a detailed summary of the Psychoanalytic Developmental Tradition and illustrations of its contributions to the field of child psychotherapy and beyond. Through the use of clinical, historical, anecdotal and outreach narratives, this book seeks to acknowledge how, regardless of the evolution of child psychoanalytic theory and practice and recent changes at the Anna Freud Centre in terms of a broad scope of trainings and interventions, the underlying psychoanalytic principles set by its founder continue to inform the work of clinicians and scholars, both within and outside this school of thought.
"This book puts the spotlight on Miss Freud’s ongoing legacy. A chorus of voices from seven decades in Hampstead chronicle her achievements in the past and demonstrate her influence in the Anna Freud Centre of the present. May these pages lead to a revival of interest and appreciation for the richness and depth of the Anna Freud tradition!"
"This impressive volume conveys both the breadth and depth of psychological work with children and adolescents undertaken over the years by the members of the Anna Freud Centre. It combines scholarly research with lively clinical discussion, maintaining throughout an awareness of the political, social, and community contexts within which their work takes place. This book illustrates how new developments are nurtured and grow from a well-established tradition in child psychoanalysis and developmental research."
Meet the Author
Norka T. Malberg is a child and adult psychoanalyst who qualified from the AFC as child and adolescent psychotherapist in 2005. She continued working at the AFC as clinician, seminar leader, and coordinator of collaborative outreach projects in schools and hospitals for three years. She taught seminars at the BAP on Anna Freud and the development of psychoanalytic research. Previously she had worked as a counselling psychologist in private practice in the USA and was assistant professor of psychology at Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile where she developed numerous clinical outreach projects. She also worked as clinical consultant to schools in Zurich, Switzerland from 1996–1998. Currently she is a faculty member of the continuing education section of the Western New England Psychoanalytic Institute in New Haven, Connecticut, where she teaches a course on Anna Freud; she is also clinical supervisor for the Child FIRST program at the Clifford Beers Child Guidance Clinic in New Haven, CT. She continues her role as clinical consultant to the AFC in London.
Joan Raphael-Leff leads the UCL/Anna Freud Centre academic faculty for psychoanalytic research. Previously, she was head of University College London’s MSc in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology, and professor of psychoanalysis at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. For 35 years she has specialized in emotional issues of reproduction and early parenting, with more than 100 single-author peer-reviewed publications, and nine books, including: Psychological Processes of Child-bearing; Pregnancy: the Inside Story; Parent–Infant Psychodynamics: Wild Things, Mirrors and Ghosts; Spilt Milk: Perinatal Loss and Breakdown; Ethics of Psycho-analysis. Founder and first international chair of COWAP (IPA’s Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis) in 1998, she provides training for practitioners working with teenage parents, and is consultant to perinatal and women’s projects in many high and low income countries.
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