This book focuses on two themes: the first theme is the true self and the resonance of Winnicott's thinking with the contributions of other major psychoanalysts of the past half century; the second theme emerges from the first: the pursuit of authenticity, whether by patient or analyst.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- A theory for the true self -- Destructiveness and play: Klein, Winnicott, Milner -- On humming: reflections on Marion Milner's contribution to psychoanalysis -- Being and sexuality: contribution or confusion? -- Clinical experience with psychotic mothers and their babies -- On holding and containing, being and dreaming -- The virtues of Anna Freud -- Donald Winnicott and Melanie Klein: compatible outlooks? -- Michael Balint and Donald Winnicott: contributions to the treatment of severely disturbed patients in the Independent Tradition -- Therapeutic relations: Sándor Ferenczi and the British Independents -- The suppressed madness of sane analysts