We are a group of professionals working in the service of children and their families. We want to make a difference to the mental health of children by sharing best clinical practice and ideas we have found to be most helpful for the children we work with. Our thinking draws on the latest research in psychoanalysis, attachment theory, neuroscience and developmental ideas.
We are bringing a curious, open mind and depth of thought to child and family psychotherapy. We would like to hear about how your therapeutic service is helping children, wherever you are in the world. Connect with us: firstname.lastname@example.org
“I am passionate about how we can help the most vulnerable children in our world. At MINDinMIND we explore the ideas and experience of some of the most brilliant minds in child mental health. I hope this will develop into a rich resource for your personal and professional development for the benefit of the children you work with.”
Jane is a Psychodynamic Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapist working in schools, NHS and private practice. She trained at the Tavistock Clinic. She was formerly an award-winning Producer for the BBC. She is interested in how key ideas and clinical experience from experienced mental health clinicians can be made more widely available to help improve child and family mental health.
“I think MINDinMIND is a really important legacy project which will provide a fantastic resource for current and future generations of therapists and ensure that the ideas of our most experienced thinkers are out there available in accessible formats.”
Graham Music is a Consultant Child Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Centre and adult psychotherapist in private practice. Graham’s publications include Nurturing Children: From Trauma to Hope using neurobiology, psychoanalysis and attachment (2019), Nurturing Natures: (2016, 2010), Affect and Emotion (2001), and The Good Life (2014). He has passion for exploring the interface between developmental findings and clinical work. A former Associate Clinical Director at the Tavistock Clinic, he has managed and developed many services working with the aftermath of child maltreatment. He works clinically with forensic cases at The Portman Clinic, and teaches, lectures and supervises in Britain and abroad.
Stephen Seligman, D.M.H.
“Infants and children are the most vulnerable among us, but all too many of our systems overlook them and allocate our resources elsewhere. MINDinMIND presents the voices of those most involved with children, and offers psychotherapists and others concerned about them a chance to hear how care and thoughtful attention can sustain new developments–in individual children and more broadly, in our cultures and economies.”
Stephen is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco and the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis; Joint Editor-in-Chief of Psychoanalytic Dialogues; Training and Supervising Analyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California.
He is the author of Relationships in Development: Infancy, Intersubjectivity, Attachment (Routledge, 2018) and co-editor of the American Psychiatric Press’ Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Core Concepts and Clinical Practice. He is also associate editor of Studies in Gender and Sexuality, and was a member of the founding executive board of the Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. He has authored over 75 papers, chapters, reviews, and other publications.
In the infant clinical area, Stephen’s recent work has focused on translating psychodynamic concepts to the broader arenas of work with infants, both in infant-parent psychotherapy and in work with special populations, such as abused and neglected infants and infants with developmental disabilities. He practices, teaches and writes about infant intervention from the perspective of the continuing evolution of the original model designed by Selma Fraiberg and her colleagues, in which he was directly involved for over three decades.
Laura Mae Brown
“It is really important that central and innovative ideas about child mental health are accessible to everyone, anywhere, and MINDinMIND aims to do just that. I am passionate about bringing minds together and creating a platform to showcase these ideas and explore them.”
Laura Mae is a wellbeing practitioner and trainee Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, with a keen interest and experience in creative production and directing, alongside furthering her knowledge and understanding of emotional wellbeing and resilience.
“Mind in Mind is the first online platform to curate and centralise high-quality resources for current and future child and family therapists and other professionals working therapeutically with children. It’s an enormous opportunity to effect meaningful and systemic change where it is desperately needed in our society. This project’s mission – to bring together the brightest minds in the field to inspire, better inform and facilitate conversations between practitioners – is a critical one.”
Shivani is a software engineer, creative technologist and the founder and CEO of Brightlobe, a VC-backed child health startup and games studio. Prior to her work at Brightlobe, she worked for 8+ years as a software engineer (most recently at the Financial Times) and for 5+ years as a neuroscience researcher at the National Institutes of Health as a Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow. She studied neuroscience at University College London and graduated on an International Open Scholarship with a distinction for the highest-scoring finalist project undertaken at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.