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Anna Freud - Under Analysis

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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Filmakers Library
Closed Captioned:
Running Time: 54 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2002
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This is a well-researched, fascinating biography of Sigmund Freud's youngest and least wanted child who used her own unhappy childhood to develop the field of child psychoanalysis. Born in 1895, she began reading her father's work at the age of fifteen and became seriously involved with the psychoanalytic movement when she entered analysis with her father. In 1923 Anna began her own practice, becoming one of the world's leading child psychoanalysts. She originated the child development profile, which is still used today in child therapy and along with her life partner, Dorothy Tiffany Burlingame, pioneered in the indexing of psychoanalytic cases. At the outbreak of World War II the Freud family was forced to flee Vienna. In London, Anna set up the Hampstead War Nursery to provide foster care for children. This later developed into the Hampstead Clinic, a respected training center for child therapists. She was also noted for her work with children who survived the Holocaust. The details of a fascinating life and career are elucidated by several academics and a practicing psychoanalyst.