An introduction to the work of Françoise Dolto

This presentation will introduce the work of Françoise Dolto (1908-1988), the French psychoanalyst who contributed to the field of child psychotherapy with the creation of the Maison Verte de Paris in 1979

  • Fri 2 Nov 18

    17:00 - 18:30

  • Southend Campus

    Room TF.2.14

  • Event speaker

    Martina Paglia, Clinical and Counselling Psychologist

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of

  • Contact details

    Debbie Stewart

A welcome facility halfway between the warmth of a family and the outside world, the Maison Verte provides a service for pre-school children from 0 to 4 accompanied by their parents or carers.

The success of this approach has led to the spread of Maisons Vertes across France, Europe and Latin America. Over the last fifty years, Dolto’s work has influenced and inspired a number of practitioners who are concerned with the psychoanalytic understanding of childhood. In France she contributed greatly to the field of psychoanalysis with her distinctive personality, acute intuition and instinctive knowledge of infancy.

Although her work is not much known in Britain, in France Dolto is a more popular and better known psychoanalyst among the general public than Lacan. Outside the English-speaking world she is seen as an authority on child psychoanalysis and of similar stature to Klein, A. Freud and Winnicott.

The Speaker

Martina Paglia is a Registered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist in a Local Authority Children’s Service and private practice in London. Her training is in Clinical, Community and Developmental Psychology. Her studies include models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology and in a range of psychotherapies.Her 10-year training qualifies her as a B.Sc. in Developmental Psychology and an M.Sc. in Clinical and Community Psychology from the Salesian Pontifical University of Rome, and an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies from the Tavistock and Portman, accredited by the University of East London.

She passed the Licensing Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology, Psy.D at La Sapienza University of Rome. She completed the Foundation Course and the Post-Foundation Course at the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London. Her therapeutic experience covers working with children under 5s and their parents, children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples and families experiencing a wide range of intellectual, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

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