1st Edition

The Development of Consciousness
An Integrative Model of Child Development, Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis

ISBN 9781855754829
Published December 31, 2007 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

The EFPP (European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy) promotes communication and discussion between psychotherapists across national boundaries in the child and adolescent, adult, family and group sections of the organisation, through its conferences and seminars on topics of interest in contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The organisation represents some 13,000 psychoanalytic psychotherapists in 22 countries in Western, Central and Eastern Europe and is concerned with many matters which are relevant to the profession, such as training and registration. To learn more about the EFPP conferences and activities see www.efpp.org.

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface -- Introduction -- The cultural inheritance of Project for a Scientific Psychology -- Recent progress in the field of neuroscience -- The current idea of a child's mental development -- A new model of brain development -- Drive dynamics and maternal modulation -- Normal and pathogenic development of mother-child interaction -- Defence structures and the development of consciousness -- The origin of language -- Child development and the integration of psychoanalysis and neuroscience -- The unresolved problems of Freudian metapsychology -- Conclusion

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