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Sheila Redfern

Head of Family Trauma and Consultant Clinical Psychologist - Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
I am Consultant Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist at the Anna Freud Centre where I head up the Family Trauma department of the Clinical Division. Our team specialises in working with children and their families who are on the edge of care, in care or post adoption. We are involved in innovating and testing out new interventions such as Reflective Fostering and MBT-C. We also train other teams in these approaches and have a multidisciplinary team where we reflect on our practice with complex trauma in families. I am author of Reflective Parenting and many papers on mentalization based approaches to parenting and fostering. Above all, I work with my team colleagues and always focus on the relational issues in a child’s life.