Finding a Way to the Child by Margaret Rustin | New Library of Psychoanalysis Webinar

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British Psychoanalytical Society (incorporating the Institute of Psychoanalysis)

06 July 2023

Time: 20:00 - 21:30

Price: Standard Online via Zoom £20.00 | Concession Online via Zoom £10.00

Location: online


New Library of Psychoanalysis Webinar

Finding a Way to the Child by Margaret Rustin
Selected Clinical Papers 1983-2021

Thursday 6th July 2023 8:00pm – 9.30pm BST
Online via Zoom

Margaret Rustin will be in dialogue with Angela Joyce and Kate Pugh.

Anne Patterson, Editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis, will introduce the book.

A chance to hear authors discuss their work, find out more about recently published books and revisit classic texts and best sellers.

These conversations will be of interest to clinicians working in psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and other areas of mental health.

Sixth of the series
Attendees can tune in live, or access a recording any time over the following week, enabling viewing at their own convenience. (After this time, the recording will no longer be available)
Signing up for this webinar provides attendees with a code to obtain a 20% discount on the book discussed.
Margaret Rustin’s writing is characterised not only by its subject matter, which is diverse, but by her imaginative sensitivity to the emotional lives of children and young people, the depth of her understanding, and her original insights into the complexities of child and adolescent psychotherapy.

Here a selection of her work, edited by Kate Stratton and Simon Cregeen, is brought together in a collection which focuses mainly on clinical issues and concerns: the dynamics of the interaction between patient and therapist in the consulting room; the task of assessment; the particular needs of children and young people whose early development has been distorted by trauma, loss or neglect; and the framework and skills required for effective psychoanalytic work with parents. Illustrated by vivid narratives detailing the strains and possibilities of the therapeutic encounter, this book is a record of clinical work and thinking over 50 years of psychoanalytic practice.

It will prove essential reading for psychoanalysts and child analysts, child psychotherapists, all those training as mental health professionals in work with children and parents, and anyone with an interest in deepening their understanding of the emotional lives of children and young people.

Margaret Rustin is a child and adolescent psychotherapist and child analyst. She was head of Child Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic 1985 – 2009 and played a major role in the extension of child psychotherapy training across the UK. Since retiring from the NHS, she has a private practice and teaches in many different countries. She has edited and written widely, most recently, jointly with her husband Michael, Reading Klein.

Kate Pugh is a Child and Adult Psychoanalyst and Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, currently working privately. She was Consultant Psychiatrist and tutor in Psychotherapy at Central and North West London Trust from 2000 to 2021 and is now a Training and Supervising Analyst for the Institute of Psychoanalysis. Dr Pugh teaches in Universities including the Psychoanalytic Studies Msc course at UCL, as well as teaching and supervising Chinese students in Beijing. Dr Pugh also runs clinical workshops at 10WW including Seminars on Child Analysis and the Psychosomatic Workshop.

Angela Joyce is a Training and Supervising Analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She trained as a child analyst at the Anna Freud Centre where she has helped to pioneer psychoanalytic work with infants and parents, and is currently jointly leading the resurgence of child psychotherapy there. She also is an editor with the Winnicott Trust.

Anne Patterson is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, retired consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy in the NHS for 22 years, co-President of the Balint Society and editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis. She is also the co-director of the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival and co-organiser of the monthly film club at 10 Windsor Walk.

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