what's it like to be a child & adolescent psychotherapist?
Listen to Janine Sternberg, an experienced child and adolescent psychotherapist and bpf member, talking about her career path and professional experiences, as well as explaining how working with children differs from working with adults.
Janine Sternberg is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, currently Head of Training for the Independent Psychoanalytic Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Association training at the British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf). She is a member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists and an adult trained psychoanalytic psychotherapist with the bpf.
Until a few years ago she had been employed for over 10 years as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Portman Clinic, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation NHS Trust. Previously she had worked at the Tavistock Mulberry Bush Day Unit and before that in a local Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service.
She is the author of a book on the contribution of infant observation to the training of child psychotherapists, the co-editor of a book on infant observation as a research methodology, as well as author of numerous articles. She is involved in many aspects of the child psychotherapy profession and is currently a member of the ACP’s Employment Standards Group and the Ethical Practice Group.