Developmentally Informed Psychotherapy of Autism

Videoconference presented By Anne Alvarez

The triad of symptoms of autism from the point of view of a two- person or interactional perspective: that is, the observation by the psychotherapist of first, her feelings and responses to the behaviour of  the autistic child (the observer as the observed) and second, the child's response to her responses. The type of information thus gained is vital for treatment, but  also provides a fuller descriptive psychology of autism than that provided by a one-person psychology. Such an approach involves a study of interpersonal relations and in particular, infantile ones, and of the stage of development of emotional communication existent in the normal, non-autistic part of the child. 

Anne Alvarez, PhD, M.A.C.P is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (and retired Co-Convener of the Autism Service, Child and Family Dep't. Tavistock Clinic, London where she still teaches). She is author of Live Company: Psychotherapy with Autistic, Borderline,  Deprived and Abused Children. and has edited with Susan Reid, Autism and Personality: Findings from the Tavistock Autism Workshop. A book in her honour, edited by Judith Edwards, entitled Being Alive: Building on the Work of Anne Alvarez was published in 2002. She was Visiting Professor at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Society in November 2005 and is an Honorary Member of the Psychoanalytic Centre of California. Her latest book, The Thinking Heart: Three Levels of Psychoanalytic Therapy with Disturbed Children was published in April 2012 by Routledge.


The Boulevard Centre, Floreat Boulevard

99 The Blvd, Floreat
CAR PARKING: In the interest of retaining public access to the Floreat Forum Shopping Centre, there is a *three hour parking limit *
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and we look forward to seeing you on the night!

5:30pm Drinks and light supper (Gluten free and vegetarian options available)

6:00-8pm Presentation VC and discussion


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