How can Child Psychotherapists address Inter-generational Trauma?
Intensive Study Event with Margaret Rustin
Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapist
Friday 17 May, 13:30 - 16:15
£30 (No cost for HDS academic students and associated staff)
This talk will discuss how we experience and work through such trauma in individual work with our patients, but also what is needed in work with parents and networks to address the risks of unconscious repetition. The many difficult cases now routinely seen by child psychotherapists are a spur to understanding how we can intervene effectively in patterns of living which often go back generations.
13:30 – 14:45 Presentation
14:45 – 15:00 Tea/coffee
15:00 – 16:00 Small group discussion
16:00 – 16:15 Plenary and close
Biography for Margaret
Margaret Rustin is a child, adolescent and adult psychotherapist and a child analyst at the British Psychoanalytic Society. She was head of child psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic from 1985 – 2009 and has taught extensively in Europe and elsewhere, most recently in China and Taiwan. Since retirement from the NHS she continues to teach and supervise and has a private clinical practice.
She has written and edited many books and papers about aspects of psychoanalytic observation, child psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, most recently, jointly with Michael Rustin, “Reading Klein” (2016) and with Simon Cregeen and others “Short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy for adolescent depression: a treatment manual” (2017). Margaret currently convenes a research workshop on inter-generational trauma.