What is the Frances Tustin Memorial Trust?

The Frances Tustin Memorial Trust was established in Los Angeles, California in 1995, dedicated to the teaching, expansion and extension of Frances Tustin's seminal work on the understanding and treatment of autistic spectrum disorders in children, adolescents and adults, as well as the treatment of autistic states in individuals of all ages.

Toward this goal, each year the Trust presents The Frances Tustin Memorial Prize and Lecture, now co-sponsored by The Program of Psychotherapy, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. Each year the Trust awards a prize of $1,000 to the author of an outstanding clinical paper that presents a psychoanalytical treatment of autistic states and autistic defenses in children, adolescents or adults and/or expands and deepens the psychoanalytic theory on such states and defenses. Criteria for the prize appear under: FTM prize and lecture.

The Prize-winning author is invited to present the winning paper at The Frances Tustin Memorial Lectureship held each year in Tel Aviv, Israel during October/November to commemorate the anniversary of Frances Tustinn's death on November 10, 1994.       ...more