A small ceremony amongst friends in Piazza San Felice in Barga Vecchia this afternoon to celebrate a birthday and the fact that the author Judith Edwards and her husband Andrew Baldwin have now been residents of Barga Vecchia for 20 years.
The “Sindachessa of San Felice”, Maria presented Judith with a certificate giving them “honorary citizenship of S.Felice”
Dr Judith Edwards is a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, UK where she also lectures and teaches. She was Course Tutor for the MA in Psychoanalytic Studies for ten years.
Apart from publishing papers in academic journals internationally, she has contributed to many books including most recently The Emotional Experience of Adoption, Acquainted with the Night: Psychoanalysis and the Poetic Imagination and she also conceived and edited Being Alive: on the work of Anne Alvarez.
She has also edited many psychoanalytic books, including Live Company by Anne Alvarez, Arctic Spring: Potential for Growth in Adults with Psychosis and Autism by Laura Tremelloni, and Psychotherapy with Young People in Care by Margaret Hunter.
Under her family name Judith Gurney she has published a memoir of the first 10 years of life, called Pieces of Molly: An ordinary life.(article here)