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Learning About Human Nature and Analytic Technique from Mothers and Babies

1st Edition

By Nara Amelia Caron, Rita Sobreira Lopes


282 pages

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We have much to learn from mothers and babies, not just about early life psychic phenomena that are active in us, but also about the analytic technique, when the internal setting becomes more important than the analyst's interpretative capacity. The infant observation method is a useful tool for the refinement of psychoanalytic listening of primitive phenomena and for the development of the containment and receptive capacity in the analyst, or any professional who is dedicated to the early stages of development. This book is a living testimony of years of observation work with the Bick method, including pregnancy and delivery, and much more spent in the working through of this material, in these unforgettable - and usually inaccessible - first three years of life.

Table of Contents

Preface , Theoretical and Methodological Foundations , A place where verbalisation has no meaning , A research journey to this place where verbalisation has no meaning , Mothers’ and Babies’ Journeys in the First Three Years of Life , Maiara and her twins, Raoni and Anahi: one womb to gestate two, each in its own time , Lucia and her twins, Daniela and Renata: the birth of fraternity in the struggle against maternal indiscrimination , Tânia and her daughter, Julie: the creative recovery of discontinuities in a tailor-made space of protection, care, and mutual growth , Alice and her daughter, Valentina: a ferocious struggle to be born , Philomena: an inner journey back to the beginning , Back to the Beginning , The challenges and contributions of this “descent to the realm of the mothers”

About the Authors

Nara Amalia Caron

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health