SIR RICHARD BOWLBY: President of The Centre for Child Mental Health London
Sir Richard Bowlby is an eminent lecturer on attachment theory and practice. He is Strategic Adviser to the Wave Trust and Patron of The Bowlby Centre for Attachment based Psychotherapy. After a career in medical and scientific photography, Sir Richard spend his time studying the work of his father, Sir John Bowlby, the pioneer researcher and founder of attachment theory. He lectures internationally on cutting edge advances in attachment theory for social change. He is the author of Fifty Years of Attachment Theory: Recollections of Donald Winnicott and John Bowlby.
PROFESSOR BRETT KAHR. : Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health in London
Senior Fellow at Tavistock Relationships at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology. Consultant in Psychology to The Bowlby Centre. Former Chair of the Society of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists. Series Co-Editor of The Library of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis and member of the Editorial Board of the journal Couple and Family Psychoanalysis. Trustee of the Freud Museum London and of Freud Museum Publications. History Consultant to the journal Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis. Worked for several years as Resident Psychotherapist on B.B.C. Radio 2 and as Spokesperson for the B.B.C. mental health campaign “Life 2 Live”. Written or edited nine books. including the first biography of the psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, (Gradiva Prize for Biography) Sex and the Psyche, Tea with Winnicott chosen as one of the Guardian’s “Books of the Year” Lectured for: B.A.F.T.A. (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts), BBC, the Criminal Bar Association, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal Courts of Justice, the Royal Opera House, Tate Modern, and the Wellcome Collection.
Dr MARGOT SUNDERLAND: Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health London
Senior Associate of the Royal College of Medicine and Child Psychotherapist with over thirty years experience of working with children and families.. Author of over twenty books in child mental health, which collectively have been translated into eighteen languages and published in twenty-five countries. “What Every Parent Needs to Know” won First Prize in the British Medical Association Medical Book awards 2007 (Popular Medicine section) and was voted one of the top brain books of our time by The Dana Foundation. Co- Founding Director of the Higher Education College, The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education ( academic partner of Univeristy of East London) which runs Masters degree courses and Diplomas in Arts Psychotherapy, Adolescent Therapy, Child Counselling and Parent-Child Therapy. Founder of the “Helping Where it Hurts’ programme which offers free arts therapy to troubled children in Islington Primary schools.