Jeanne Magagna completed trainings in child, adult and family psychotherapy and has a doctorate in child psychotherapy from the Tavistock Clinic and the University of East London. For twenty-four years she worked as Head of Psychotherapy Services at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. Alongside this work Jeanne was the Joint Coordinator and Vice-President of the Centro Studi Martha Harris Tavistock-Model Observational and Child Psychotherapy Trainings in Florence, Palermo, Trieste and Venice. Her work also included consulting to Family Futures Consortium, an Adoption and Fostering Consortium in London. Her first career was working as a Head Start Nursery Teacher for Jane Adams Hull House in Chicago, Illinois. Jeanne has edited Universals of Psychoanalysis, co-edited Crises in Adolescence and Intimate Transformations: Babies with their Families (2005) and edited The Silent Child: Communication without Words (2012). Her writings on infant observation are collected in Closely Observed Infants (1989), New Developments in Infant Observation (1997) and Surviving Space (2002).
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