F. Lowenstein M.A., Dip. Psych., Ph.D. founded Allington Manor
in 1978, following years of experience as a Consultant Psychologist
and after serving the Hampshire Education Authority as Chief
obtained his M.A. and Doctorate in Psychology and Education at
London University, and is one of Britain's most quoted authorities
on psychology in Education. His background includes work in mental
hospitals, child guidance clinics and residential centres for
maladjusted adolescents in New York City. He served as a teacher,
a welfare officer, and, in Australia, as a probation officer.
Over the years he has held such appointments as: Director of Assessment
and Guidance for maladjusted buys with learning difficulties,
London and Winchester; Chief Examiner in Education Psychology,
College of Preceptors, London; former educational psychologist
in Essex and London; Visiting Lecturer to the Universities of
London, Southampton, Maryland (U.S.A.), and Visiting Professor
to the University of Khartoum (Sudan), as well as to many U.K.
Colleges of technology and teacher training colleges. His appointments
have included a directorship of the International Council of Psychologists
and the Chair of the Hampshire Association for Gifted Children.
He has also written widely on the subject of educational psychology
and forensic psychology, and as its first Editor-in-Chief, helped
found the Journal School Psychology International. Articles on
his research into the philosophy, diagnosis and treatment of children
with problems are available on request, as are his books.
He was made
an honorary member of the Polish Medical Society for acting
consultant to the setting up of a therapeutic community near
Warsaw similar to that of Allington Manor, giving lectures
a book dealing with the functioning of the Centre. Only Louis
Pasteur achieved this honour outside Poland. He is currently
Educational and Psychological Consultant. He was made a fellow
of the college of Preceptors, is current President-Elect
of the International Council of Psychologists (ICP) and has
also published books and over 360 articles on a variety of
with Forensic matters.