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Susan Isaacs: A Life Freeing the Minds of Children

Susan Isaacs: A Life Freeing the Minds of Children

by Philip Graham

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This biography provides a critical account of the life and work of Susan Isaacs (1885-1948). This educationist, a pioneer of child-centred education in Britain was also an early and historically... (more)

Theory and Practice in Child Psychoanalysis: An Introduction to the Work of Francoise Dolto

Theory and Practice in Child Psychoanalysis: An Introduction to the Work of Francoise Dolto

Edited by Guy Hall, Francoise Hivernel

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During her lifetime Francoise Dolto revolutionized the psychoanalytic understanding of childhood. As an early pioneer, she emphasized that the child is to be recognized from birth as a person. As a... (more)

A Big and a Little One is Gone: Crisis Therapy with a Two-year-old Boy

A Big and a Little One is Gone: Crisis Therapy with a Two-year-old Boy

by Elisabeth Cleve

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This is a story from inside the child psychologist's room. Victor, who is two and a half years old, has lost his mother and younger brother in a car accident. He is 'sunny and happy' and does not... (more)

Standing on their Own Feet: You and Your Younger Adolescent

Standing on their Own Feet: You and Your Younger Adolescent

by Judith Trowell

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Young children are cute and delightful or are having temper tantrums. Primary school children are eager and enthusiastic; gaining mastery of their world; defiant and difficult at times, but still... (more)

Intimate Transformations: Babies with their Families

Intimate Transformations: Babies with their Families

Edited by Jeanne Magagna, Hope Cooper

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This enriching book describes the value of learning about the development of the human personality through the experience of observing a baby in the context of the family. It is distinctive in the... (more)

Sibling Relationships

Sibling Relationships

Edited by Prophecy Coles

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For this volume, Prophecy Coles has brought together a group of distinguished writers to explore a wide range of issues affecting sibling relationships. This exciting collection of papers addresses a... (more)

Infantile Sexuality and Attachment

Infantile Sexuality and Attachment

Edited by Daniel Widlocher

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Freud wrote in 1905 that children’s sexual life, although dominated by the erogenous zones, also has components in which, from the beginning, other people appear as sexual objects. These people — the... (more)

The Learning Relationship: Psychoanalytic Thinking in Education

The Learning Relationship: Psychoanalytic Thinking in Education

by Biddy Youell

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This book offers a psychoanalytic perspective on learning and teaching and on many of the issues which preoccupy those who work in educational institutions. It looks at the origins of learning in... (more)

Psychic Hooks and Bolts: Psychoanalytic Work with Children Under Five and their Families

Psychic Hooks and Bolts: Psychoanalytic Work with Children Under Five and their Families

by Maria Pozzi Monzo

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'In this book it is made plain that complex and powerful understanding can take place in brief work. The baby's development is carried forward, the family re-groups differently, and understanding... (more)

Sent Before My Time: A Child Psychotherapist's View of Life on a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Sent Before My Time: A Child Psychotherapist's View of Life on a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

by Margaret Cohen

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Sent Before My Time is an exploration of the workings of a neo natal intensive care unit from a child psychotherapist's point of view. It examines the relationships between the babies, the parents... (more)

Infant-Parent Psychotherapy: A Handbook

Infant-Parent Psychotherapy: A Handbook

by Stella Acquarone

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This is a comprehensive handbook, full of vital information on the theory and practice of infant-parent psychotherapy, that will revolutionise the treatment of babies. It is essential reading for all... (more)

The Legacy of Winnicott: Essays on Infant and Child Mental Health

The Legacy of Winnicott: Essays on Infant and Child Mental Health

Edited by Brett Kahr

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Adolescent Breakdown and Beyond

Adolescent Breakdown and Beyond

Edited by Moses Laufer

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This is the second monograph published by Karnac Books on behalf of the Brent Adolescent Centre/Centre for Research into Adolescent Breakdown. Drawing on the Centre's unique pool of expertise in the... (more)

The Earliest Relationship: Parents, Infants and the Drama of Early Attachment

The Earliest Relationship: Parents, Infants and the Drama of Early Attachment

by T. Berry Brazelton, Bertrand G. Cramer

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T. Berry Brazelton, world renowned pediatrician and expert on infant development, and Bertrand Cramer, pioneer in mother-infant psychotherapy, have combined their lifetimes of research and practice... (more)

Thinking About Children

Thinking About Children

by Donald W. Winnicott

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At his death in 1971, Donald Winnicott left unpublished a large number of papers, lectures and other writings which spanned his career of over forty years as a psychoanalyst and pediatrician. Since... (more)

Normality and Pathology in Childhood: Assessments of Development

Normality and Pathology in Childhood: Assessments of Development

by Anna Freud

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Anna Freud's book deals with a most neglected aspect of psychoanalysis - normality. Its chief concern is with the ordinary problems of upbringing which face all parents and the usual phenomena... (more)

Asperger's Children: Psychodynamics, Aetiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Asperger's Children: Psychodynamics, Aetiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

by Robin Holloway

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The DSM-5 (2013) classifies all autism-related disorders, including Asperger’s, under the heading “autism spectrum disorder.” This book argues that this lumping together is unhelpful for clinicians.... (more)

Towards Belonging: Negotiating New Relationships for Adopted Children and Those in Care

Towards Belonging: Negotiating New Relationships for Adopted Children and Those in Care

Edited by Andrew Briggs

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This book includes contributions from a wide range of interested observers and practitioners in the field of children in care and adoption, focusing on a core aspect of their emotional well-being and... (more)

Do You Read Me?: Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia and the Denial of Meaning

Do You Read Me?: Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia and the Denial of Meaning

by J.F. Miller

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A fascinating and compelling exploration of the learning process for parents, teachers, and anyone with an interest in education.

Reading and writing are fundamentally about the communication of... (more)

Infant Observation: Creating Transformative Relationships

Infant Observation: Creating Transformative Relationships

Edited by Frances Thomson-Salo

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Seminal and representative papers have been chosen to illustrate the vital importance of infant observation in psychoanalytic training, tracing influences on the practice of infant observation and... (more)

Winnicott's Babies and Winnicott's Patients: Psychoanalysis as Transitional Space

Winnicott's Babies and Winnicott's Patients: Psychoanalysis as Transitional Space

by Margaret Boyle Spelman

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Winnicott’s thinking continues to grow in importance in psychoanalysis today. This book can be described as a clinical primer: by presenting her own personal responses to Winnicott and her initial... (more)

Early Parenting and Prevention of Disorder: Psychoanalytic Research at Interdisciplinary Frontiers

Early Parenting and Prevention of Disorder: Psychoanalytic Research at Interdisciplinary Frontiers

Edited by Robert N. Emde, Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber

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This book provides insight and findings from leading psychoanalysts who are involved in early prevention research and clinical work. Advances in the sciences of early development have brought a... (more)

Play, Gender, Therapy: Selected Papers of Eleanor Galenson

Play, Gender, Therapy: Selected Papers of Eleanor Galenson

Edited by Nellie L. Thompson

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Eleanor Galenson had a remarkable career whose singular focus was her life-long interest in the maturational and psychosexual vicissitudes of infancy and early childhood. The selection of her... (more)

Developing Mental Toughness in Young People: Approaches to Achievement, Well-being, Employability, and Positive Behaviour

Developing Mental Toughness in Young People: Approaches to Achievement, Well-being, Employability, and Positive Behaviour

Edited by Doug Strycharczyk, Peter Clough

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The goal of this book is to describe the concept of 'Mental Toughness' in such a way that the reader understands the concept and understands how it relates to the development of young people of all... (more)

Young Children and their Parents: Perspectives from Psychoanalytic Infant Observation

Young Children and their Parents: Perspectives from Psychoanalytic Infant Observation

by Gertraud Diem-Wille

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The book describes, from a psychoanalytic perspective, the development of the parent-infant relationship in the first years of life. It follows the development of the child's relationship to his or... (more)

The Transformational Self: Attachment and the End of the Adolescent Phase

The Transformational Self: Attachment and the End of the Adolescent Phase

by Harold K. Bendicsen

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This book is an attempt to add to the theoretical discussion regarding the nature of the intrapsychic and interpersonal transformational changes associated with the transition from adolescence to... (more)

The Buddha and the Baby: Psychotherapy and Meditation in Working with Children and Adults

The Buddha and the Baby: Psychotherapy and Meditation in Working with Children and Adults

by Maria Pozzi Monzo

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These dialogues with child, adolescent and adult psychotherapists and child psychiatrists focus on their personal as well as professional experiences. All the contributors have a long-standing... (more)

What is a Child?: Childhood, Psychoanalysis, and Discourse

What is a Child?: Childhood, Psychoanalysis, and Discourse

by Michael Gerard Plastow

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Childhood is defined in different preconceived manners by different discourses. Thus the categories defined by age such as infant, child, adolescent and so on, are to some extent arbitrary divisions... (more)

Thinking About Infants and Young Children

Thinking About Infants and Young Children

by Martha Harris

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This book describes some of the important aspects of the development of infants and young children from birth to school age. It is illustrated by vignettes of scenes between parents and children and... (more)

Childhood Depression: A Place for Psychotherapy

Childhood Depression: A Place for Psychotherapy

Edited by Judith Trowell

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This title is based on the results of a project based at the Tavistock Clinic in London which set out to explore whether children and young people aged nine years to fifteen years suffering from... (more)

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