Freud anniversary

anna31.jpgHappy Birthday to Anna Freud!

Today marks the 112th anniversary of the birth of Sigmund Freud’s youngest child and fellow psychoanalyst.

Anna Freud was a well-known child psychoanalyst and the founder of the Hampstead Child Therapy Course and Clinic (today the Anna Freud Centre).

Anna passed away on October 10, 1982 at the age of 86. She received many awards during her lifetime including honorary doctorates (from institutions such as Clark University, Vienna University and Harvard University, among others) and the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth II. Much of her writing can be found in an 8 volume collection: The Writings of Anna Freud.

About Jennifer Bazar

Jennifer Bazar is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. Her research focuses on the history of psychiatric institutionalization.