Margot Sunderland


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Margot Sunderland is a Child Psychologist and Psychotherapist. She is the Director of Education and Training at Centre for Child Mental Health, Honorary Visiting Fellow at London Metropolitan University, Associate Member of the Royal College of Medicine, and Child Psychotherapist with over twenty years experience of working with children and families. She is the author of over twenty books in the field of child mental health, which collectively have been translated into 18 languages and published in 24 countries.

Margot was also a member of the Early Years Commission, Centre for Social Justice, Westminster and co-author of the cross-party advisory report The Next Generation (early years intervention). She has written the syllabi for five master’s degree programmes one of which is MA Education: Emotional Literacy for Children. Margot makes TV and radio appearances as a child and parenting expert.

Her internationally acclaimed book, The Science of Parenting won First Prize in the British Medical Association Medical Book awards 2007 Popular Medicine section. The book, endorsed by the affective neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp, is the result of ten years research on the long-term effects of adult-child interaction on the developing brain. The book has also been voted one of the top brain books of our time by the Dana Foundation. Her books which form the Helping Children with Feelings series are used as key therapeutic tools by child professionals.

Credits: Child Mental Health Centre and Margot Sunderland

Published: 01 December 2014

Last update: 22 December 2016

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