Anna Freud

Anna Freud

Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Death 9 Oct 1982 (aged 86)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Plot Ernest George Columbarium
Memorial ID 21201 · View Source
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Physician, Author. She received notoriety for following in her father's footsteps in psychiatric medicine. The youngest of Sigmund and Martha Freud's six children, she was educated at the Cottage Lyceum in Vienna, Austria. In 1914 she traveled to England to improve her English. She was there when World War I was declared and had to return to Vienna accompanied by the Austro-Hungarian ambassador. From 1918 she was psychoanalyzed by her father. She began to teach grammar school aged children but resigned by 1920 to be involved with her father's work. The same year, she and her father attended the International Psychoanalytical Congress at The Hague in the Netherlands. In 1922 she presented her paper, “Beating Fantasies and Daydreams” to the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society and became a member of the society. She mainly treated and researched the human ego and children with psychiatric problems. In 1923 her father began to suffer from cancer and becoming increasingly dependent on Anna as a caregiver. In 1935 she became the Director of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Training Institute. In March of 1938, her family escaped the Nazi invasion of Austria to London, England where her father died a year later. Anna continued her career in England with a psychoanalytic practice and her pioneering work in child psychology and establishing in 1952 the Hampstead Child Therapy Course and Clinic, which was later renamed in her honor the Anna Freud National Center for Children and Families. From the 1950's, she traveled regularly to the United States to lecture, to teach at Yale University and visit friends. She was a consultant on several books on the subject of children and the law. Her collected professional papers dating from 1922 were published in eight volumes with the last one year posthumously. She co-author with Sophie Dann for the 1951 article, “An Experiment in Group Upbringing” in the “The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child.”

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