Clinical Course Director for the professional doctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, which is run in collaboration with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and the British Psychotherapy Foundation. 

Infant Observation Seminar leader for Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology MSc.

Teaching Experience

Dr Sternberg teaches on the professional doctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, which provides a professional training for those wishing to work therapeutically with children and families in the NHS. 

Research Experience

Dr Sternberg’s primary research interest is in exploring the usefulness of infant observation as a way of contributing to the training of psychoanalytically informed psychotherapists.

Clinical Experience

Dr Sternberg trained as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic before training as an adult psychotherapist at the BAP (now bpf). She worked for many years in the National Health Service, at a local CAMHs and then at the Tavistock Mulberry Bush Day Unit, before moving to the Portman Clinic. For the last few years she has been Clinical Course Director and involved in supervising trainees on a number of child psychotherapy trainings, as well as consulting to qualified staff. She works in private practice as well.


Dr Sternberg is the author of  ‘Infant Observation at the Heart of Training’ Karnac  2005.    

And co-editor  with Cathy Urwin of Infant Observation and Research: Emotional Processes in Everyday lives'  Routledge 2012 

Among her other publications are 

‘A sinking heart: Whose Problem is it? Under –fives work in the surgery of a general practice’ co-authored with Beverley Tydeman . Chapter in ‘What Can the Matter be? Therapeutic Interventions with Parents, infants and Young Children’ edited by Emanuel & Bradley, Karnac 2008. 

‘A Child Psychotherapist’s assessment Tools’. Chapter in Re-rooted Sorrows edited Trowell & Thorpe  Jordans  

‘Not simply ‘doing’: thoughts from the literature on technique.’  Chapter in A Question of Technique edited by Horne & Lanyardo, Routledge, 2006. 

And numerous journal articles.  

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