Sue Reid
Sue a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, and Adult Therapist, with a special interest in autism. She saw her first child with Autism in 1972, and has been working with children and adults on the Autistic Spectrum ever since. A passionate interest in autism led to the founding of the Autism Clinical and Research Workshop in 1986 at the Tavistock, where she was a senior member of staff and where she continues to teach. Later, she also founded the Specialist Multi-disciplinary team in the Child and Family department. In both of these endeavours, she was joined by Anne Alvarez, with whom she has continued to enjoy a long and creative partnership. She has lectured and run workshops in the UK, Europe, Israel, Australia, and the USA. Publications include ‘Autism and Personality: Findings from the Tavistock Autism Workshop’ edited with Anne Alvarez and “Developments in Infant Observation:The Tavistock Model”. She is director of the outcome study on the impact of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy on children with autism, with Dr. Tony Lee. She works with a wide range of patients of all ages and in addition, her specialist work includes the parents and families of those with autism.

Past Additional Tutors


Anne Alvarez
Anne Alvarez is one of the most distinguished and world-renowned child and adolescent psychotherapist. She has lectured and taught in numerous countries throughout the world. She is recognised as an innovator of psychodynamic theory and technique.Her publications of “Live Company” and “The Thinking Heart” are considered classics in child and adolescent psychotherapy. There is also an international publication, “Being Alive” in which international child and adolescent therapists discuss how her work have influenced their thinking and practice. She is widely published in many international journals.

Belinda Blecher M. Psych.Psych, M.A., B.A., Dip (Ed.), MACP
Belinda is a psychologist and Tavistock-trained child psychotherapist with many year of experience working in the National Health Service at the Royal Free Hospital in London where she worked with sick children and their families and in outreach service development. She has worked in the Babies in Hospital programme at Sydney Children’s Hospital and is currently working at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Randwick and as a child psychotherapist in private practice.

Jyotsna Field  B.Sc (Hons Psych), M.Psych., Child Psychotherapist (Sydney; Tavistock model)
Jyotsna is a child and adult psychoanalyst. She was a Founding member of Child Psychoanalytic Foundation,and is a Member and Honorary Secretary of Aust. Psychoanalytical Society. Jyotsna has taught in the Sydney Observation Course, the APAS ( Sydney Institute for Psychoanalysis outreach programme and candidate training) and NSWIPP (infant observation, clinical seminars, theory) Jyotsna has previously worked part time with young children and families for Northcott Society, Bringa Women’s Refuge, Hillview Child and Family service and is now in full time private practice. She is also currently convenor of the Indian Australian Israeli Psychoanalytic Societies biennial conference and has presented papers at these conferences. She has also had papers published in the Child Psychoanalytic Gazette.

Margaret Goodchild B.A. (Hons), MACP
Margaret trained as a nurse before completing a Psychology Degree at the Australian National University. She worked as a Research Assistant at the Social Psychiatry Research Unit in Canberra, and then at Royal Canberra Hospital as a Clinical Psychologist in Paediatrics. She then trained as a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic in London and worked at the Child & Family Consultation Service Clinics in Basildon and then in Maldon, Essex. She tutored at the University of Essex in Infant Observation. Margaret also completed fifteen months of the Adult Psychotherapy Training at the Tavistock Clinic. She has published in the Australian Journal of Psychology, British Journal of Psychiatry and the Child Psychoanalytic Gazette. She currently lives and works in Canberra.

Rachael Henry B.A.(Hons), M.A.(Applied), PhD, MAPS, MACP
Rachael received a doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of Sydney where she was a Teaching Fellow. She was a Lecturer in developmental psychology at the University of Wales in Cardiff, UK, and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Wollongong, co-ordinating undergraduate course in developmental psychology, the postgraduate child clinical psychology course and a psychotherapy programme. She trained as a clinical psychologist and qualified as a child and adolescent psychotherapist from the Tavistock Clinic in 1992. Rachael has published internationally in developmental and educational psychology, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and theoretical psychology journals, and co-authored several book chapters. She wrote The psychodynamic foundations of morality (Karger, 1982) and edited Psychologies of Mind: The Collected Papers of John Maze (Continuum, 2009). She has a private psychotherapy practice in Sydney and Wollongong.

Lorraine Rose B.Psych. (Uni WA), M.Psychol, UNSW, MAPS
Lorraine is a psychologist and analytic psychotherapist in private practice, working with individuals; mothers, fathers and babies; and families. She has taught at the Institute of Psychiatry in the Infant Mental Health programme and co-ordinated and taken Infant Observation groups for that component of the course. She also lectured in the Department of Psychology, Wollongong University. As one of the founding members of the Parent Infant Foundation of Australia she worked with mothers and babies in a variety of settings, giving lectures and talks to those working with babies and young children throughout Australia. She helped establish the Babies in Hospital program at the Sydney Children’s Hospital to assist staff in identifying the emotional needs of babies and young children in the hospital setting.
Lorraine offers supervision for group work offered at the Institute of Counselling and works with teams in the Department of Health to assist their delivery of service. She is on the Board of the Association for Child and Family Development (ACFD) based in Victoria. Writings include journal articles in the Australian Journal of Psychotherapy, two chapters in Tracey N., (Ed) ‘Parents of Premature Infants; their emotional world,’ ( Whurr Publishers 2000).  A booklet, ‘Sleep for baby and family’, with Warren, B., and Tracey N. She has also written a book, ‘Learning to Love; the developing relationships between mother, father and baby during the first year,’ (ACER Press, 2000).

Emmett Maher
Emmett has worked in mental health services for 22 years. He finished his doctoral training in clinical psychology in the UK in 2004 and has subsequently worked in public sector child and adolescent mental health services. Following experience of psychoanalytic supervision and infant observation, Emmett then completed the postgraduate doctoral training in child & adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Tavistock Centre, London. Shortly afterwards Emmett moved to Sydney, and worked in inpatient and private practice settings until he commenced a post in adolescent mental health services in Randwick, Sydney. Emmett also maintains a small private practice.

Peter Wilson  (United Kingdom)
Peter is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. Graduate of Hampstead Child Therapy Course and Clinic (now the Anna Freud Centre) formerly Senior Clinical Tutor, Institute of Psychiatry; Staff member, Brent Adolescent Centre; Director of Brandon Centre and Young Minds; Clinical Adviser Place2Be.

Tania Kalkidis
Tania is a registered Clinical Psychologist / Child Psychologist & Psychotherapist . She is a full member of the APS, a member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, and a registered supervisor with AHPRA. For the past 27 years, Tania has worked with adults, adolescents, children, and couples from all walks of life. She is currently the Clinic Director of a full time private Psychotherapy practice, and teaches nationally for the APS in Supervision Training. She has also designed and implemented training programs for Psychologists who want to specialise in psychodynamic psychotherapy with children, adolescents and families. In addition, she specialises in working with ante-natal care and mothers and infants. She is currently running the first infant observation seminar on the Gold Coast for ICAPP.