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Technique in Child and Adolescent Analysis - Michael Gunter

Technique in Child and Adolescent Analysis

By: Michael Gunter (Editor), Harriet Hasenclever (Translator)

Paperback Published: 31st December 2011
ISBN: 9781855757158
Number Of Pages: 152

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These are the edited papers from a conference held in 2008 on the topic of problems with child and adolescent analysis. The contributors come from widely differing theoretical backgrounds and use a broad variety of metapsychological concepts, among them contemporary Kleinian, post-Bionian classical Freudian. This collection helps widen our understanding of technique with children and adolescents and together they show a very modern psychoanalytic technique may be emerging from modern recent work with children and adolescents.

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'Our era yearns for unidimensional explanations and quick fixes to mental disturbances. Cure is based on medication or pedagogical support solely, rather than helping the patient understand how his inner world affects his everyday life. In contrast, Gunter's volume shows that child and adolescent analysis is "alive and kicking". The technique advocated is "untechnical": showing how the analyst should use her flexibility in taking on board all sources of information available and her creativity in reaching the young patient. Examples and discussions on play, transference, and interpretations with different patient categories are provided by distinguished clinicians. We recommend the book to students and experienced clinicians alike.'- Bjorn Salomonsson and Majlis Winberg Salomonsson, Child psychoanalysts and researchers, The Swedish Psychoanalytical Association & the Karolinska Institutet, StockholmContributors: Elisabeth Brainin, Antonino Ferro, Michael Gunter, Kai von Klitzing, Helga Kremp-Ottenheym, Maria Rhode, Angelika Staehle

Forewordp. vii
Biographical Notesp. xi
Introductionp. xv
Problems of technique in analysis of children and adolescents: transference-interpretation-playp. 1
"Lillifee thinks she's an arsehole." Three levels of technique in child analysis: containment, transformation, interpretationp. 13
Clinical and technical problems in child and adolescent analysis (following in Bion's footsteps)p. 43
What about the transference? Technical issues in the treatment of children who cannot symbolizep. 61
Identity and bisexuality; thoughts on technique from the analysis of an adolescent girlp. 75
Some thoughts on psychoanalytical technique in the treatment of adolescents: on the development of body image, body ego, and ego structuresp. 89
Rivals or partners? The role of parents in psychoanalytical work with childrenp. 111
Referencesp. 121
Indexp. 129
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ISBN: 9781855757158
ISBN-10: 185575715X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 31st December 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25