Matthew Chuard

Educational Psychologist and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and course lead

Matthew originally worked as a secondary school teacher and trained as an educational psychologist before going on to qualify as a child and adolescent psychotherapist. As a child psychotherapist he has worked in a number of NHS and educational settings with children, young people and their families.  He is the course lead for the Working with children, young people & families: a psychoanalytic observational approach (M7) course and also teaches on other pre-clinical and clinical courses at the Tavistock and Portman. 

His current research interests are the work of Melanie Klein, the use and function of drawings in child psychotherapy and unconscious processes in groups and institutions. 

His most recent publication is ‘Primitive anxieties and the small group: multi-agency working and the risk of collaboration’ in the Journal of Child Psychotherapy (2021)