1st Edition

The Anna Freud Tradition
Lines of Development - Evolution of Theory and Practice over the Decades

ISBN 9781780490212
Published November 30, 2011 by Routledge
448 Pages

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Book Description

This book introduces the birth and development of the Anna Freudian Tradition from a perspective of developmental lines, by addressing the early development of this tradition and the conflicts and innovations arising from the interaction between the internal and external world of the organization.

Table of Contents

Series Editors’ Foreword -- Preface -- Prologue -- Anna Freud: Her Work and Legacy -- Overview -- The Anna Freud Centre today -- Anna Freud: the teacher, the clinician, the person -- Historical Framework -- Anna Freud and her collaborators in the early post-war period -- From the Hampstead War Nurseries to the Anna Freud Centre -- The Diagnostic Profile: an invaluable clinical tool -- Contemporary Issues -- Anna Freud’s influence on contemporary thinking about the child -- The clinical training: 1947–2009—commemorating a tradition -- Clinical Work and Applications of Anna Freud’s Developmental Tradition -- Infancy -- Overview -- Overview of theoretical and clinical applications, and current developments -- Observation -- Aggression in relation to emotional development: an observation of an infant and his family in the first two years of life -- Intervention -- Parent–infant psychotherapy: a new “real” relationship—“finding a way to be together” -- Applications -- “Silent scream”—work with a traumatized immigrant mother and her infant with a severe neurological disorder -- Under Fives -- Overview -- Overview of theoretical and clinical applications, and current developments -- Clinical -- “Learning to love”—a story about a young girl’s analysis -- “A long journey from catastrophe to safety”—the analysis of a violent boy -- Applications -- A depressed toddler and his mother reunite in the toddler group -- Outreach -- “Anna Freud in Africa”—Ububele in Alexandra township, Johannesburg -- Latency -- Overview of theoretical and clinical applications, and current developments -- Clinical -- “Finding the strength to say hello”—issues of male identification and separation/individuation in a two-year intensive psychotherapy -- “With great power comes great responsibility”—a new object experience and finding space to be a boy: analysis of a six year old -- “The robot, the gangster, and the schoolboy”—intensive psychoanalytic psychotherapy with Luis, a latency boy in search of a father -- Outreach -- Child psychoanalysis in schools—an Anna Freudian tradition -- Adolescence -- Overview -- Overview of transitions, clinical application, current developments -- Clinical -- “Desperately seeking a mother”—female adolescence and the uses of the body -- “The terrorist and the boffin”—a two-year intensive psychotherapy with a thirteen-year-old boy -- “Speaking with silence and tears”—psychotherapy with an adolescent girl -- Outreach -- “Adolescence as a Second Chance”—AFC training for practitioners working with pregnant teenagers and young parents and their children -- Specialized Work in the Anna Freudian Tradition: Past, Current, and Future -- “In the best interest of the child”—the pioneering work of Anna Freud in the field of children and the law, and the court assessment project at the Anna Freud Centre -- Anna Freud and her contribution to the field of paediatric psychology -- “From dependency to emotional self-reliance”— the Anna Freud Centre parent–toddler group model -- “Clinician to campaigner”—fate of a missionary -- Personal and Theoretical Reflections from Clinicians Trained at the Anna Freud Centre -- Altruistic analysis -- Specifically Anna Freudian -- Two supervisors -- Anna Freud: memories and the climate of experience’ -- Reflections of a child psychotherapy trainee -- Fighting thoughtfully for independence -- The Anna Freud Centre Colloquium -- Biographical cameos 1

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