is a Certified Filial Therapist and Instructor, a play therapist
and registered BAPT supervisor. She undertook her BA degree at Vassar
College and her MA degree at New York University, USA and after
an earlier career in art history obtained an MSc in psychoanalytic
developmental psychology at UCL, Anna Freud Centre, and followed
this with training as a Play Therapist and Filial Therapist.
She has a specific interest and expertise in Attachment Theory,
particularly as it is expressed in young children who have suffered
neglect and abuse. Geraldine specialises in the use of play therapy,
filial therapy, parent consultation and other interventions with
children and families with a wide range of difficulties and a particular
interest is facilitating attachment between adopted and foster children
and their carers. She is one of the few certified Filial Therapy
instructors in the UK and has presented widely at international
conferences on attachment measures and representations of abuse
and neglect. She has conducted intensive Filial Therapy training
for the University of York and for adoption and foster care organisations
in the UK.
Geraldine has a high commitment to the attachment needs of children,
was involved in the development of the Attachment Style Interview
as an assessment tool in the Adoption and Fostering field and has
worked on a project with the Metropolitan Police developing evaluative
interviews for children who have suffered abuse. She is currently
a trainer for Lifespan Research Group, and Child and Family Training
and a visiting lecturer at Roehampton University.
Contact Geraldine: firstname.lastname@example.org
"It is a happy talent
to know how to play"
"It is in playing,
and perhaps only
in playing, that the child
- and the adult - is free to be creative" D.W.Winnicot
"Play therapy is the only form of therapy that incorporates the core elements of regulation." Bruce D. Perry