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A History of Child Psychoanalysis : New Library of Psychoanalysis - Claudine Geissmann

A History of Child Psychoanalysis

New Library of Psychoanalysis

By: Claudine Geissmann, Pierre Geissmann, Serge Lebovici (Foreword by), Hanna Segal (Foreword by), Anne-Marie Sandler (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 18th December 1997
ISBN: 9780415112963
Number Of Pages: 368

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Child analysis has occupied a special place in the history of psychoanalysis because of the challenges it poses to practitioners and the clashes it has provoked among its advocates. Since the early days in Vienna under Sigmund Freud child psychoanalysts have tried to comprehend and make comprehensible to others the psychosomatic troubles of childhood and to adapt clinical and therapeutic approaches to all the stages of development of the baby, the child, the adolescent and the young adult.

Claudine and Pierre Geissmann trace the history and development of child analysis over the last century and assess the contributions made by pioneers of the discipline, whose efforts to expand its theoretical foundations led to conflict between schools of thought, most notably to the rift between Anna Freud and Melanie Klein.

Now taught and practised widely in Europe, the USA and South America, child and adolescent psychoanalysis is unique in the insight it gives into the psychological aspects of child development, and in the therapeutic benefits it can bring both to the child and its family.

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"The arguments are carefully documented with an exhaustive bibliography and with quotations and interviews with a number of psych-analysts. This is a fascinating account from which the reader will have to draw his own conclusion." - Journal of the British Association of Psychotherapists

Sandler, Segal, Preface
Lebovici, Foreword
The Day Before Yesterday: Beginnings in Vienna (1905-20)
Sigmund Freud
Divergent Views
The 'Father' of Melanie Klein
Pioneer and Most Obstinate of Freud's Disciples
Yesterday: To Schools, Three Cities - Vienna, Berlin and London (1920-45)
The Daughter: Psychoanalytical Education and Observation
Early Object Relationships
Psychoanalysis is Introduced to France
The Application of Child Psychoanalysis in France
The Two Schools and Some of the Main Features
'The Controversies' (1941-5): The Inevitable Confrontation in London
Today: The Spread of Child Psychoanalysis Throughout the World From 1945
Britain after 1945
The United States of America
And Tomorrow? The Basis of Child Psychoanalysis: Psychoanalytical Treatment
Name Index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780415112963
ISBN-10: 0415112966
Series: New Library of Psychoanalysis
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 18th December 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.84 x 17.22  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1