Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Katherine Mautner (BA hons, MA) is a HCPC registered Social Worker and a PSA registered Play Therapist who has been working with children and families with complex needs for over 15 years. Her current role at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is as Senior Clinician in the Specialist Trauma and Maltreatment Service. This involves overseeing and taking part in assessments and treatment with families, often where children are on the edge of care or have been through the care system. She is the project lead for the Post-Adoption and Post-Special Guardianship project and works therapeutically with individual children, parent-child pairs and family groups. She also works in an independent drug and alcohol service, offering therapy to children with a family member who has experienced substance misuse. 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.