Anna Freud Centre

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Anna Freud Centre
Anna Freud Centre logo.gif
TypeCharitable organisation
Registration No.England and Wales: 1077106[1]
Founded1952
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Key peoplePeter Fonagy (Chief Executive)
FocusChild psychoanalysis
Revenue£3,656,863 (2009/10)[1]
Volunteers50[1]
Employees72[1]
WebsiteThe Anna Freud Centre
 
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Anna Freud Centre
Anna Freud Centre logo.gif
TypeCharitable organisation
Registration No.England and Wales: 1077106[1]
Founded1952
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Key peoplePeter Fonagy (Chief Executive)
FocusChild psychoanalysis
Revenue£3,656,863 (2009/10)[1]
Volunteers50[1]
Employees72[1]
WebsiteThe Anna Freud Centre

The Anna Freud Centre is a child psychoanalysis research, training and treatment centre located in London, United Kingdom. It is one of only a small number of places in the UK where children can receive full psychoanalysis.[2] It is closely associated with University College London (UCL) and Yale University.

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History

The Hampstead Child Therapy Course was started by Anna Freud in 1947. Students included Joyce McDougall, who had her first experience of intensive analysis with children whilst on the course.[3] The Hampstead Child Therapy Course and Clinic was founded in 1952 by Anna Freud, Dorothy Burlingham, and Helen Ross, becoming the first child psychoanalytic centre for observational research, teaching and learning.[4][5] The Hampstead Child Therapy Course and Clinic was established as a charity with the purpose of providing training, treatment and research in child psychoanalysis. After Anna Freud's death in 1982 the Centre was renamed the "Anna Freud Centre".[4]

The Centre's current Directors, Linda Mayes, Peter Fonagy and Mary Target, were appointed in 2003. Their aim has been to secure the Anna Freud Centre's position as the leading psychoanalytic innovator and provider of mental health treatment to children and families in Europe.[4]

In June 2003 a study conducted jointly by the Anna Freud Centre, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Coram Family Adoption Services on the way in which abused children can have their faith in adults restored through adoption was published.[6] In September 2009 a collaborative project involving the Anna Freud Centre, Kids Company and UCL was launched to study what happens to the brains of children who have suffered early trauma.[7] In May 2010 a campaign was launched by the charity Kids Company to raise £5 million to fund a study into how children’s brain development is affected by loving care and attachment, with the study work to be conducted by the Anna Freud Centre in partnership with the Institute of Psychiatry, UCL, the Tavistock Clinic and Oxford University.[8]

Activities

Treatment

The Centre provides short-term and long-term specialist treatments for children suffering from mental illnesses.[9]

Research

The Centre conducts research in collaboration with the Yale University Child Study Center and the Menninger Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine.[10] The Centre's historic links with Yale University have been renewed through the recently established Anna Freud Centre/Yale Child Study Center Bridge Programme. Research teams from the Menninger Department of Psychiatry, the Anna Freud Centre and Yale Child Study Center form a developmental and clinical psychoanalytically-inspired research consortium.[10]

Teaching

The Centre offers the following certificate, diploma and MSc courses:[11]

The Centre also offers an extensive range of short courses.[12]

Library

The Anna Freud Centre Library supports the academic, clinical and research activities at the Centre.[13] It currently holds approximately 2,000 books covering both historical and contemporary psychoanalytic material, and subscribes to 22 journal titles.[13] Electronic access to research publications is also available.[13]

Alumni

Alumni include Erna Furman.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "The Anna Freud Centre". Charity Commission. http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/SHOWCHARITY/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1077106&SubsidiaryNumber=0. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Health: Children on the couch: Is three the perfect age to meet your shrink?". The Independent. 16 September 1997. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-children-on-the-couch-is-three-the-perfect-age-to-meet-your-sh-rink-1239461.html. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Joyce McDougall obituary". The Guardian. 24 October 2011. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/oct/24/joyce-mcdougall-obituary?newsfeed=true. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "History". The Anna Freud Centre. http://www.annafreud.org/pages/history.html. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Robert A. King, Peter B. Neubauer and Samuel Abrams (2008), The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, Volume 62, United States of America: Yale University Press, http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=GbOI1A4BeRsC&pg=PA183&dq=%22Anna+Freud+Centre%22&hl=en&ei=GeuqTcTvGsbX8gP0k_m4Ag&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CFUQ6AEwCTgK#v=onepage&q=%22Anna%20Freud%20Centre%22&f=false, retrieved 17 April 2011 
  6. ^ "How abused children learn to trust adults". The Guardian. 22 June 2003. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2003/jun/22/adoptionandfostering.adoption. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "We should separate at-risk children from their parents at birth". The Telegraph. 8 September 2009. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/children_shealth/6151954/We-should-separate-at-risk-children-from-their-parents-at-birth.html. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Metro Urban Action: Girls aged eight are carrying weapons". Metro. 16 May 2010. http://www.metro.co.uk/news/826471-metro-urban-action-girls-aged-eight-are-carrying-weapons. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Services". The Anna Freud Centre. http://www.annafreud.org/pages/services.html. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Research". The Anna Freud Centre. http://www.annafreud.org/research.htm. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "UCL Programmes". The Anna Freud Centre. http://www.annafreud.org/pages/ucl-programmes.html. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Courses". The Anna Freud Centre. http://www.annafreud.org/courses.php?action=search&types=course. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  13. ^ a b c "The Library". The Anna Freud Centre. http://www.annafreud.org/library.htm. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 

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