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Margaret Rustin

Margaret Rustin  is a Child and Adolescent psychoanalyst and Adult Psychotherapist, Tavistock Clinic, London

Margaret Rustin is a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapist. She was Head of Child Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic from 1985 to 2007. She has written on many aspects of the practice and teaching of child analysis. Now post-retirement from the Tavistock, she continues to supervise trainees at the Clinic and work mainly in private practice.

Margaret Rustin has co-written, with Michael Rustin, Narratives of Love and Loss: Studies in Modern Children’s Literature; and Mirror to Nature: Drama, Psychoanalysis and Society. In 2016 they have jointly published Reading Klein, an introduction to the work of Melanie Klein. Margaret Rustin has co-edited Closely Observed InfantsAssessment and Child PsychotherapyPsychotic States in Children; and Work Discussion. She is author of many published articles, and has given lectures on aspects of child analysis and infant observation in countries worldwide.


Margaret Rustin is an Associate of the British Psychoanalytical Society.