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Dr Graham Music

Dr Graham Music

Dr Graham Music (PHD) is Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and an Adult Psychotherapist in private practice.

He has a particular interest in exploring the interface between developmental findings and clinical work. Formerly Associate Clinical Director of the Tavistock and Portman’s Child and Family Department, he has managed a range of services working with the aftermath of child maltreatment and neglect, and organised many community based psychotherapy services. Dr Graham Music currently works clinically with forensic cases at The Portman Clinic. He teaches, lectures and supervises students in the UK and abroad.

Dr Music’s publications include Nurturing Children: From Trauma to Hope using neurobiology, psychoanalysis and attachment (2019), Nurturing Natures: Attachment and children’s emotional, sociocultural and brain development (2016, 2010), Affect and Emotion (2001), and The Good Life: Wellbeing and the new science of altruism, selfishness and immorality (2014), as well as many book chapters and journal articles.

“I am excited to be offering these courses. They provide an indispensable synthesis of the latest clinical and scientific knowledge about children’s emotional development. They integrate longstanding clinical understandings from the Tavistock child psychotherapy traditions with a wealth of both up-to-date and classical research from areas such as attachment theory, neuroscience, developmental psychology and cross-cultural studies. They unpack the most significant influences on the developing child, including the family and social context, looking at key developmental stages and covering important topics such as genes and environment, trauma, neglect, resilience, and neurobiology. Full of fascinating findings, they provide answers to many of the questions people really want to ask about child development.”

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