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Judith Edwards: Grandmotherland - exploring the myths and the realities


About the Presentation:

Exploring the myths and realities underneath the saccharine ‘norm’, where culture, geography, social ideas and personality all play a part. ‘An area ripe for exploration’ said the late Hilary Mantel.

About the Presenter: 

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. Her book Grandmotherland was published by Karnac in 2023. 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.

Venue Zoom Videoconference
Time Fri Jun 14 2024, 01:15pm – 2:15pm ET


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