Dr Lynne Amidon


Dr Lynne Amidon
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
Ph.D, MA, MA, MPhil, BA, MACP, TSP

Ms Amidon is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and she gained her qualification as a child psychotherapist in 1999. She has extensive experience of working psychotherapeutically with looked after children, adolescents and parents and she has worked as an expert witness for the family courts since 2001.  She works in  private practice, undertaking psychotherapy and court work, as well as in the  NHS. She previously worked for ten years at the Monroe Family Assessment Centre as a case consultant organising family assessments, and regularly attending court. Ms Amidon has also worked over the past 20 years as a clinical organisational consultant to a number of residential therapeutic units, both for adolescents and for primary aged children. She has worked as a clinician in a variety of settings, both in CAMHS and inpatient services (including the Tavistock Mulberry Bush Day Unit, the Adolescent Department at the Tavistock Clinic and the Beacon Centre at Edgware Hospital, an adolescent inpatient unit). She has supervised a wide range of students and taught on many courses at the Tavistock Clinic since the late 1990’s, including the MA and Doctorate level courses for child psychotherapy students, social workers, psychologists, SPR’s and teachers.

Qualifications: Ms Amidon has an MPsych in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Children, Young People and Parents and an MA in Observational Studies and the Application of Psychoanalytical Concepts to Work with Children, Young People and Families, both gained at the Tavistock Clinic. She completed a PhD in Modern European History before training as a Child Psychotherapist.  Ms Amidon is a Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists and the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists.




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