Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Katherine Mautner (BA hons, PGDip SW, MA) is a Social Worker and Play Therapist who has been working with children and families with complex needs for over 15 years. As a Senior Clinician in the Specialist Trauma and Maltreatment Service at the Anna Freud Centre, Katherine leads the Post-Adoption and Special Guardianship project and works therapeutically with individual children, parent-child pairs and family groups. She also oversees and takes part in assessments with families, where children are on the edge of care or have been through the care system. Katherine teaches social workers, child mental health professionals and teachers on university and short training courses. Her work has a strong focus on attachment and trauma and is informed by mentalization-based approaches. Katherine is a practitioner, supervisor and trainer in MBT-C (Mentalization-Based Therapy for Children) and accredited rater and administrator of the Story Stem Assessment Protocol.