ACP 2018 Award for Excellence


Copy of the letter received from the Association for Child Psychoanalysis.               (For the original letter click here)               


October 10, 2017


Dr. Maxim de Sauma                                                                                                             Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Director                                                                       Brent Center for Young People                                                                                           Laufer House                                                                                                                             51 Winchester Avenue                                                                                                           London, NW6 7TT                                                                                                                     England


Dear Dr. Sauma;

On behalf of the Awards Committee, we are pleased to inform you that the Executive Committee of the Association for Child Psychoanalysis (ACP) has selected Brent Centre for Young People, to receive the ACP 2018 Award for Excellence. This award is given to a center or program exemplifying the highest level of service, training, outreach or research associated with the profession of Child Psychoanalysis and the ACP. It is a real pleasure to see how use of psychoanalytic principles has been the foundation of the excellent therapeutic experience that you provide at the Brent Centre for Young People in London.  

We congratulate you and your colleagues on this honor. Your program joins a string of remarkably distinguished recipients:

  • Barr-Harris Children’s Grief Center (2017)
  • A Home Within (2016)
    • Center for Reflective Parenting (CRP) (2015)
    • West End Day School (2014)
    • Los Angeles Child Development Center – An Affiliate of the New Center for Psychoanalysis (2013)
    • Analytic Service to Adolescents Program (2012)
    • UAB Engel Therapeutic Preschool (2010)
    • New School in the Heights (2009)
    • Psychoanalytic Study of the Child (2008)
    • Anna Freud Centre Parent Toddler Program (2007)
    • Allen Creek Preschool (2006)
    • Pacella Parent Child Center (2005)
    • Hanna Perkins Center (2004)
    • Lucy Daniels Center (2003)

We hope that you or a representative of the Brent Centre for Young People will be able to attend the annual meeting of the ACP in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA to accept the award in person. 

The ACP Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 6:45pm at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.  You will be receiving a letter from ACP Administrator Janet Blomquist with more details about the evening.


Stanley J. Leiken, MD                                                                                                              ACP Awards Committee Co-Chair


Jan Baeuerlen, MD                                                                                                                 ACP Awards Committee Co-Chair


Copy to: ACP Awards Committee Members