At 98 years of age, and the oldest living child psychotherapist, Isca Wittenberg has had a lasting impact on mental health services for children and adolescents at the Tavistock Clinic in London and helped shape the thinking of generations of child psychotherapists whom she trained.
Interview with Dilys Daws, child psychotherapy pioneer, on her five decades working with babies, standing by a weighing scale in the same GP practice and collaborating with different child professionals and government ministers to raise the profile of infant mental health.
Juliet Hopkins has had a significant impact on child psychotherapy. As the niece of John Bowlby, she robustly defends his place in the field of psychoanalysis, shares her concept of ‘Too Good Mothering’ and how she has integrated attachment theory and research on intergenerational trauma. She recalls how Enid Balint lifted her from depression and how penis envy and hearing about penis envy was a completely normal part of everyday life!
Child Psychotherapist Monica Lanyado is a prolific author and respected authority on the treatment of traumatised children. Here she draws on over 50 years of clinical practice to share her insights on how best to treat traumatised children and why maintaining hope is so important.