Essay on Anna Freud
Tarnisha S. Hagens
April 14, 2013
Anna Freud was the youngest of six siblings. Her father was Sigmund Freud. Anna was born the month of December 3, 1895, and died on October 9, 1982. Anna was born in Vienna, Austria, but she died in London, England. Anna was very close with her father, Sigmund Freud but not as close with her mother, and had strained relationships with her siblings, which was the five of them. Anna also attended school, which was an isolated school, but she decided to drop out because she felt as though she was not learning so her father and his associates taught her. Although her education came from them he and his associates taught her the majority of her learning …show more content…
Meanwhile, Anna Freud went on to develop ego psychology and psychoanalysis. Ultimately, Anna bolted to London alongside her father because she was questioned by the Gestapo. Anna founded the Hampstead Nursery in 1941, which the nursery school functioned as a psychoanalytic program for children as well as a living residence for children without homes. Although she maintained experience with the nursery her inspiration came along with three outstanding books Infants without Family, War, and Children, and Young Children in Wartime, (NNBD, 2012). Also Anna built the Hampstead Therapy Course Clinic and she helped as the leader and organizer.
Cherry (2013 n. d.), “Anna Freud created the field of child psychoanalysis and her work contributed greatly to our understanding of child psychology. She also developed different techniques to treat children. Freud noted that children symptoms differed from those of adults and were often related to developmental stages. She provided explanations of the ego’s defense mechanisms in her book The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense” (paragraph 7). Anna established her own theories because she had the opportunity to