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Dr Judith Edwards

Dr Judith Edwards is a retired consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist who has taught and supervised on various courses at the Tavistock Clinic, where she has worked in various capacities since the 1980s. Since retirement she has worked there as a visiting lecturer and also at Roehampton University. Her book of selected papers Love the Wild Swan was published in Routledge's World Mental Health series in 2016 . She was course tutor for the Tavistock's MA in Psychoanalytic Studies for non-clinical students for ten years until July 2011. A past editor of the Journal of Child Psychotherapy, she has published her work in papers and academic books internationally, the most recent being Media and the Inner World,2014 (Eds. Bainbridge and Yates, Palgrave Macmillan) In 2010 she was awarded the Jan Lee memorial prize for the best paper linking psychoanalysis and the arts during that year. Apart from her clinical experience over the years, one of her principal interests has been in the links between psychoanalysis, culture and the arts, as well as making psychoanalytic ideas accessible to a wide audience. To that end she has published a pamphlet HELP! for parents and children about psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Her memoir 'Pieces of Molly: An Ordinary Life' was published by Karnac in November 2014..


Past and present Confer events
Working with Splitting and Projecting
Saturday 10 June 2017

The Emotional Development of the Infant and its Implications for Psychotherapy
Thursdays 13 January 2011 to 24 November 2011






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Brett Kahr's Top Ten Psychotherapy Books - 2017
Professor Brett Kahr certainly knows something about the art of authoring books. Over the years he has written or edited ten volumes, and has served as series editor of some fifty further titles. Earlier this year, he published Coffee with Freud (Karnac Books, 2017) and, more recently, New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy... More >>
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