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An Audience with Tessa Baradon
LIVE MINDinMIND interview

Saturday Sept 25th, 3-5pm in UK (10am-1230 EST USA)

About this event

Tessa Baradon’s work leading the Parent Infant Project at the Anna Freud Centre and in initiatives around the world, has shown how even the most traumatised babies and their families can be helped. 

In this interview with Jane O’Rourke for MINDinMIND, hear how she works, with videos from her consulting room showing her transformational therapeutic work.

Tessa will share how her framework can deepen our understanding of the communication of babies and their relationships with caregivers. 

We will hear clinical cases to illustrate the therapeutic process that is involved and why ‘repair’ is an important part of the work for professional teams as well as the families they are helping.

Tessa will share her experience of working with vulnerable and at-risk populations such as babies who are born to mothers in prison.

Tessa’s work has taken her all over the world.  She will discuss why there is much to learn from the wisdom of different cultures. 

And Tessa will share the pivotal role ‘daddiness’ can have in children’s lives.

TESA Baradon

Tessa Baradon led the Parent-Infant Project at the Anna Freud Centre in the UK, a therapeutic intervention helping babies and their parents experiencing emotional difficulties. 

She has worked in the public and private sectors as a child and adolescent therapist and has been responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of services for parents and infants in the NHS, the Anna Freud Centre and around the world. 

She writes and lectures on child therapy/psychoanalysis and parent infant psychotherapy. 

She is a Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists and the Association of Child Psychoanalysis, Inc.

Her books include:

Working With Fathers in Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy

The Practice of Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy: Claiming the Baby

Relational Trauma in Infancy: Psychoanalytic, Attachment and Neuropsychological Contributions to Parent-Infant Psychotherapy 


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