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Ludwig-Körner, C. (2017). Anna Freud and Observation: Memoirs of Her Colleagues from the Hampstead War Nurseries. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 16(2):131-137.

(2017). Journal of Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, 16(2):131-137

Anna Freud and Observation: Memoirs of Her Colleagues from the Hampstead War Nurseries

Christiane Ludwig-Körner, Ph.D.

Initially, Anna Freud did not wish to carry out systematic observations; rather, she wanted to be in the field while maintaining an analytical attitude with a free-floating attention. Based on memories of her employees Manna Friedmann, Anneliese Schnurman, Hansi Kennedy, and Joyce Robertson, this article discusses the way in which Anna Freud taught them to observe the children. She also observed those very colleagues who were observing, in order to be able to convey to them, a psychoanalytic view of the children.

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