In the footsteps of Bick: Continuing the legacy of infant observation

Daws, Dilys and De Rementeria, Alexandra (2020) In the footsteps of Bick: Continuing the legacy of infant observation. [Film/Video]

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Esther Bick was intensely passionate about her work, which she pursued with a single minded focus and dedication. Her best-known contribution to psychoanalysis was her development of infant observation, which still underpins child psychotherapy training not just at the Tavi but around the world. Esther Bick’s pioneering legacy continues. In this 100 years of the Tavistock and Portman talk, Dilys Daws and Alexandra de Rementeria shared their first-hand experience of learning and teaching infant observation. Dilys Daws was taught by Esther Bick and Alexandra by Dilys. The two presenters talked about the central role observation plays in their clinical work and in their writing for parents. This talk will appeal to students and practitioners of child and adolescent psychotherapy and all those working with children and families. This event was chaired by Kathryn Fenton. For 100 years, the Tavistock and Portman has proudly been at the forefront of exploring mental health and wellbeing. From attachment theory and infant observation, to applying psychoanalytic and systemic approaches in varied settings, our ideas have led to changes in care, education, how organisations work and beyond. Our Centenary Festival is celebrating our history and exploring contemporary issues in relation to identity, relationships and society. It is considering how we continue to draw on our heritage to provide valuable responses to contemporary and future problems from the perspective of equality and inclusion.

Item Type: Film/Video
Additional Information: Held on Monday 14 December 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tavistock and Portman Centenary
Subjects: Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Child Development
Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Babies
Human Psychological Processes > Early Experiences
Media Appearances > Film/Video
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
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