Freud’s 4 pm Session: Anna Freud’s pioneering work and legacy

The Anna Freud Birthday Lectures by Prof Dr Inge-Martine Pretorius and Dr Susanne Hommel. In-house only.

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3 December, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

£12 – £14

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On the occasion of her 128th birthday, the Freud Museum will honour Anna Freud’s pioneering work and legacy with two special lectures by Dr Inge Pretorius and Dr Susanne Hommel.

Professionals from all over the world travelled to the Anna Freud Centre in Maresfield Gardens to learn from this expertise. As a consequence Anna Freud’s legacy has become established all over the world. Her understanding of the early parent-infant relationship informs not only the Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy practised today, but also the growing field of Infant Mental Health.

Tickets include admission to the Museum. The event is free for Freud Museum Members and Patrons. The event will be held on the first floor of the Museum during regular opening hours. Unfortunately the Freud Museum does not have step-free access at this time. Advance booking is highly recommended as capacity is limited.

Concessions/Members/Patrons: Please show proof of eligibility/membership card on arrival.

The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the Freud Museum London, which receives no regular public income. 


Inge-Martine Pretorius, PhD (Microbiology) and DPsych (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy), qualified as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Anna Freud Centre (AFC) in London. She is a Visiting Professor at Vienna University and a Lecturer at University College London. For over 20 years she worked at the Anna Freud Centre; as Clinical Lead of the Parent-Toddler service, facilitating a therapeutic Parent-Toddler Group and Observation Seminars; organising and teaching the AFC-UCL MSc Psychoanalytic Perspectives of Child Development Course and curating the Anna Freud’s Hampstead War Nursery Archives. She currently works in Private Practice and for the National Health Service, running a Child Psychotherapy Service in a nursery school in a deprived area of London. She has published in the field of molecular genetics and psychoanalysis.

Dr. Susanne Hommel, PhD. M.Sc. qualified as a Physiotherapist, Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist as well as Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapist. She completed her Ph.D. in Psychoanalytic Studies at University College London in collaboration with the Anna Freud Centre London and is a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytic Association IPA Research Training Programme. Her teaching and research focuses on the Assessment of the early Parent-Infant Relationship, Attachment, Developmental Psychopathology, Early Intervention, Regulatory Disorders and Feeding Disorders in Infancy/Early Childhood, Infant Mental Health, Perinatal Mental Health, Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy. She publishes and lectures in German and English and has been instrumental of professional translations of books on psychoanalytic psychotherapy for young children into German, including of ‘Claiming the Baby. The Practice of Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy’. She works in Private Practice and founded the ‘Baby Clinic Hamburg’, an outpatient service for babys, toddlers and their parents, and ‘ElternHaus . Home is where we start from’, providing professional training, supervision and research on early intervention and prevention in Hamburg, Germany.


3 December, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
£12 – £14
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