Marc has qualifications in psychology, clinical psychology and philosophy from the University of NSW, Macquarie University, and the University of Wollongong. He has also undertaken child and adolescent post-graduate training with ICAPP. He joined the ICAPP teaching staff in 2019. He has worked for over 25 years at a service for torture and trauma survivors where the main focus of his clinical work is with children and young people, and in providing clinical supervision.
Marc has a particular interest in the use of play and creative modalities in individual and group therapy. His experience and expertise in the area of trauma has included a number of media interviews and presentations at conferences in Australia and overseas. Some of this work has been published in peer reviewed journals. Marc also has a part-time private practice.
Sally is a child and adolescent psychotherapist and a family therapist. She is a Senior Social Worker for Child and Youth Mental Health for Children’s Health Queensland and is in private practice in Brisbane. She is President of the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association. She is a member of the management committee of Brisbane Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies. She is a clinical member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy.
Annette is an individual, couple and family psychotherapist as well as a child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Originally trained in Occupational Therapy, with a Masters in Special Education, Annette started out working with young children with complex disabilities and their families. This led to an interest in families with complex needs and several years working with families living under exceptional stresses that impacted on their parenting capacities. Annette then trained in Family followed by Couple Therapy. Annette completed the ICAPP training in 2015.
Annette has worked in private practice for the past 20 years and has a particular interest in working long term with adults experiencing difficulties stemming from early life. She is also interested in the impact of intergenerational patterns of relating and in intervening in these as early on as possible particularly in parent infant relationships with the aim of preventing future mental health problems. She also brings this perspective to her work with couples and families. Annette has considerable experience working with children and adolescents with anxiety, depression and trauma related issues. Annette has previously taught at both TAFE and University and presented at conferences particularly during her years as an Occupational Therapist and Parent- Infant Therapist.
Jeanne is a Child, Adult and Family Psychotherapist who worked for 24 years as the Head of Psychotherapy Services at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. Here she specialised in working with children and families where there was an eating disorder, psychosis, or pervasive retreat from life.
Her special area of interest is the application of infant observation and its value for understanding the non-verbalized feelings present in clinical work, early intervention and paediatric assessments. She worked as Joint Coordinator and Vice-President of the Centro Studi Martha Harris Tavistock Model Child sychotherapy Trainings in Florence, Venice, Rome, Italy. She has taught and published internationally in South America, Australia, United States, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Italy, India, Iran, Mexico, and Belgium, and Russia.
She is the Joint Editor of Crises in Adolescence and Psychotherapy with Families as well as Joint Editor of Intimate Transformations: Babies with their Familiese and Editor of Universals of Psychoanalysis. In 2012 Jeanne Magagna published The Silent Child: Communication without Words (London: Karnac) and her jointly edited book Infant Observation according to Esther Bick of the Tavistock Clinic and Being Present for your Nursery Age Child (Karnac).
Jeanne’s latest book, ‘A Psychotherapeutic Understanding of Eating Disorders in Children and Young People: Ways to Release the Imprisoned Self (The Library of Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy) was released in October 2021.
Sue is 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 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.
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.
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 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.
Anton Aronstan B.A. Psych (Hons) M.Psych. MAPS. MACP
Anton is a clinical psychologist and a child and adolescent psychotherapist. He undertook his child psychotherapy training in the UK, initially at the Tavistock Centre, and then at the British Association of Psychotherapists (BAP). He is a registered member of the Association of Child Psychotherapy (ACP) in the UK and a Committee member of The Institute of Child And Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (ICAPP) in Sydney. He worked as a child and adolescent psychotherapist in Child Mental Health Services in the public sector in the UK for ten years and also taught at the Anna Freud Centre in London before settling in Sydney. Since his arrival in Australia, he has worked as a clinical psychologist and child and adolescent psychotherapist in private practice and as a seminar leader for ICAPP.
Following his training at the BAP, he practices from an Independent School Psychoanalytic tradition and has a special interest in considering how this tradition overlaps with other psychoanalytic schools of thought, particularly in relation to therapeutic technique.