Trudy Klauber

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Trudy Klauber came to child psychotherapy from teaching and pastoral work in secondary schools.  She has taught at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust since 1986 when she qualified, firstly teaching Work Discussion on M7, later becoming its Organising Tutor.   Trudy was Dean of Postgraduate Studies & Director of Education and Training at the Trust  from 2004 to 2012. Since then she has returned to teaching and clinical supervision. 

Her clinical interests include working with very disturbed children, parents and their families, in addition to psychotherapy with adolescents.  Trudy has been published in the Journal of Child Psychotherapy and Infant Observation, of which she is currently Editor, and has written extensively for other publications. Trudy co-edited with Professor Maria Rhode The Many Faces of Asperger’s' Syndrome. 

She has taught in the USA, Italy, France, Switzerland and in Taiwan  and her current interests are in understanding more of the impact of the Tavistock Model of teaching and learning for professionals in health, social care and education. 



Klauber, T. ( 1989) Chapter in  Miller, L, et al  Closely Observed Infants, London: Duckworth

Klauber, T. (1991). Ill treatment in the counter transference: Some thoughts on concurrent work with an adopted girl and with her family by the same psychotherapist. Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 17(2), 45-60.

Klauber, T.(1997)  What is Child Psychohterapy in  the Hon Mr Justice Wall (Ed.) Rooted Sorrows. Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Child Protection, Assessment, Therapy and Treatment.

Klauber, T. (1998). The significance of trauma in work with the parents of severely disturbed children, and its implications for work with parents in general. Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 24(1), 85-107.

Klauber, T. (1999). The significance of trauma and other factors in work with the parents of children with autism. In S Reid and A Alvarez, Autism and Personality London: Routledge.

Klauber, T. (1999)  From passive and sensuous compliance to a more lively independence: limited therapeutic objectives with a verbal adolescent From passive compliance

Klauber, T. (1999). Observation'at work'. Infant observation, 2(3), 30-41.

Klauber, T. (2001). Glimpses of what might have been. J. Edwards (Ed.) Being Alive: Building on the Work of Anne Alvarez, London: Routledge, 166.

Rhode, M., & Klauber, T. (Eds.). (2004). The many faces of Asperger's Syndrome. London: Karnac

Klauber, T. (2004)  A child psychotherapist's commentary on Hans Asperger's 1944 paper, " Autistic Psychopathy", in Rhode, M. & Klauber, T (Eds.) (2004) The Many Faces of Asperger's ~Synbdrome, London, Karnac.

Hindle, D., & Klauber, T. (2006). Ethical issues in infant observation: Preliminary thoughts on establishing an observation. Infant Observation, 9(1), 7-19.

lMiller, B., & Klauber, T. (2006). Using the video Observation Observed in teaching: A discussion. Infant Observation, 9(2), 191-197

Klauber, T. (2009). Early experience, developmental tasks and the blossoming of the capacity to learn. Infant Observation, 12(3), 305-318.

Klauber, T. (2012). Infant observation and the Tavistock model of teaching and learning: continuity and change. Infant observation, 15(1), 5-19.

Klauber, T. (2013). L'importance, pour le plein épanouissement de la capacité à apprendre, des stades développementaux précoces et des tâches qui s'y accomplissent. Journal de la psychanalyse de l'enfant, 3(1), 59-80.

Trudy Klauber