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Michael Scott Montague Fordham (4 August 1905 – 14 April 1995) was an English psychiatrist and Jungian analyst. The Michael Fordham Prize is named in his honour.
Background and education
The second son of Montague Edward Fordham and his wife Sara Gertrude Worthington, Fordham was born in Kensington, London and was educated at Gresham's School, Holt, Norfolk (1918-1923), Trinity College, Cambridge (1924-1927), and St Bartholomew's Hospital (1927-1932). He took the degrees of MB and BCh in 1931, and became an MRCP in 1932.
In 1924 Fordham played Don Adriano in a Gresham's School performance of Love's Labour's Lost.
- 1932: Junior Medical Officer, Long Grove Mental Hospital, Epsom
- 1933: Begins to read Jung
- 1934: Fellow in Child Psychiatry, London Child Guidance Clinic
- 1934-1936: in analysis with H. G. Baynes
- 1934: visits Zurich to meet Jung, intending to train with him
- 1935-1936: Spends a year as a General Practitioner in Barking
- 1936: in analysis with Hilde Kirsch
- 1936: part-time consultant at child guidance clinic in Nottingham
- 1942: Consultant psychiatrist to evacuated children in Nottingham area
- 1945: appointed co-editor of English translation of C. G. Jung's Collected Works
- 1946: a founder of the Society of Analytical Psychology
- 1946: Consultant to the Child Guidance Clinic at the West End Hospital for Nervous Diseases, London
- 1947: Degree of MD
- 1971: Founder Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatry
- 1970s: Working at the Tavistock Clinic on mother-child observations
- The Life of Childhood (1944)
- New Developments in Analytical Psychology (1957)
- The Objective Psyche (1958)
- Children as Individuals (1969, revised from The Life of Childhood)
- The Self and Autism (1976)
- The Making of an Analyst: a memoir (London: Free Association Books, 1993)
From 1945, Fordham was co-editor of the English translation of The Collected Works of C. G. Jung.
From 1955 to 1970 he was editor of the Journal of Analytical Psychology
In 1928, Fordham married Molly Swabey, and their son Max was born in 1933. In 1940, his marriage was dissolved and he married secondly Frieda Hoyle, who died in 1987.
- The Making of an Analyst: a memoir by Michael Fordham (London, Free Association Books, 1993)
- Obituary Notice of Michael Fordham in Journal of Analytical Psychology, volume 40, No. 3, pp. 430–431
- Obituary in The Independent, 25 April 1995
- "Michael Fordham (1905-1995).", The Journal of analytical psychology 40 (3), Jul 1995: 418–34, ISSN 0021-8774, PMID 7649848
- Hobdell, R (1986), "A bibliography of the writings of Michael Fordham.", The Journal of analytical psychology (Jul 1986) 31 (3): 307–15, doi:10.1111/j.1465-5922.1986.00307.x, PMID 3528105
- Hubback, J (1986), "Frieda Fordham's influence on Michael.", The Journal of analytical psychology (Jul 1986) 31 (3): 243–6, doi:10.1111/j.1465-5922.1986.00243.x, PMID 3528104
- Hubback, J (1986), "Fordham the clinician as seen in his writings.", The Journal of analytical psychology (Jul 1986) 31 (3): 235–42, doi:10.1111/j.1465-5922.1986.00235.x, PMID 3528103
- "Michael Fordham re-viewed.", The Journal of analytical psychology 31 (3), Jul 1986: 195–315, doi:10.1111/j.1465-5922.1986.00195.x, PMID 3528101
- ^ Love's Labour's Lost Performance At Gresham's School in The Times, Wednesday, July 9, 1924 (Issue 43699); p. 12, col C