Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Having trained as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, I worked for a number of years in the National Health Service (NHS), before returning to the Centre in 2008. Working here, alongside my academic post in the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at UCL, provides a unique opportunity to work directly with children and families, whilst carrying out research on evaluating psychodynamic and mentalization-based treatments for children and families.
As Course Director for the MSc in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice and the PsychD in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, I have the fantastic opportunity to help build the next generation of researchers and practitioners in child mental health. It is a great privilege and pleasure to see our students develop their understanding of child mental health difficulties, whilst also learning about effective ways to support vulnerable children and their families.