Janine is Clinical Course Director of the Independent training, a UCL accredited CLINICAL doctorate offered jointly by IPCAPA (Independent Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Association) at the bpf and the Anna Freud Centre. Previously she worked as a Consultant Child Psychotherapist at the Portman Clinic, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, having worked for many years before that at the Tavistock Mulberry Bush Day Unit, a small unit for children with complex difficulties. She trained originally as a child psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic and subsequently as an adult psychotherapist at the BAP. She is very involved in training issues and active in the professional body for child psychotherapists, the ACP. She has been editor of the Journal of Child Psychotherapy and Editorial Co-ordinator of the BJP. As well as numerous other chapters and briefer publications, she has written a book which addresses what capacities and skills are needed for psychotherapeutic work and how these may be enhanced by infant observation and co-edited (with Cathy Urwin) a book on infant observation as a research methodology.