Psychoanalysis and Developmental Therapy
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This book exemplifies a special kind of application of psychoanalysis. It shows how the child uses the analyst both as a transference object and as a new developmental object, illustrating the mutually enabling and inextricably interwoven nature of developmental work and interpretation of conflict.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Foreword -- Theoretical background -- An interpersonal view of the infant -- Psychoanalysis and developmental therapy -- Clinical work with children -- "Tom": undoing an early developmental hitch -- "Paul": the struggle to restore a development gone awry -- "Martha": establishing analytic treatment with a 4-year-old girl -- "Donald": the treatment of a 5-year-old boy with experience of early loss -- "Michael": a journey from the physical to the mental realm -- Clinical and educational interventions in work with children -- "Maya": the interplay of nursery education and analysis in restoring a child to the path of normal development -- "Leo": multiple interventions in the case of a very disturbed young boy with autistic features