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The Early Years of Life : Psychoanalytical Development Theory According to Freud, Klein, and Bion - Gertraud Diem-Wille

The Early Years of Life

Psychoanalytical Development Theory According to Freud, Klein, and Bion

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`Professor Diem-Wille has done a remarkable job in bringing to her readers the latest observations on child development, based on the ideas of Freud and Klein as implemented in work at the Tavistock Clinic in London and at the University of Vienna. The book is of great relevance to professionals in the human relations field, but is also written in such a readable and humane manner that it should appeal to countless parents of young children. I strongly recommend it.'

Anton Obholzer, Director, Tavistock Clinic, London, 1985-2002

`Diem-Wille treats her readers with great sensitivity, never wanting to prescribe, emphasizing the wide range of "normal behaviour" and taking into account the doubts and objections which might be raised regarding the views put forward. It is a book which will be of great value to parents, teachers, paediatricians, and all those concerned with furthering the understanding of children.'

Isca Salzberger-Wittenberg, author of The Emotional Experience of Learning and Teaching

`This book provides a powerfully argued and beautifully constructed account of the early development of the child in the family context from a psychoanalytic perspective [...] The breadth of the scholarship, depth of the clinical thinking, and skill that is in evidence will also make the book of real interest and relevance to readers already familiar with the psychoanalytic terrain. To an impressive degree the author brings together fundamental theories of psychoanalysis, insights from infant observation, knowledge of empirical research in child development, aspects of modern neuroscience, and a very substantial experience of clinical work in parent-infant psychotherapy and child analysis. This latter is particularly welcome since the importance of child analysis for the contemporary understanding of child developmental issues is sometimes not adequately appreciated. The examples drawn from sustained analytic work with children demonstrate both the nature of the children's suffering and the way in which analysis, through close attention to their unconscious anxieties, can relieve this and open up their capacity for emotional and cognitive development and for enjoyment of their lives.'

From the preface by Margaret Rustin, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

'Professor Diem-Wille has done a remarkable job in bringing the latest observations on child development, based on the ideas of Freud and Klein as implemented in work at the Tavistock Clinic in London and at the University of Vienna. The book is of great relevance to professionals in the human relations field, but is also written in such a readable and humane manner that it should appeal to countless parents of young children. I strongly recommend it.'- Anton Obholzer, Director, Tavistock Clinic, London, 1985-2002'Diem-Wille treats her readers with great sensitivity, never wanting to prescribe, emphasizing the wide range of "normal behaviour" and taking into account the doubts and objections which might be raised regarding the views put forward. It is a book which will be of great value to parents, teachers, pediatricians, and all those concerned with furthering the understanding of children.'- Isca Salzberger-Wittenberg, author of The Emotional Experience of Learning and Teaching

Prefacep. ix
Preface to the English Editionp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Introduction: The relevance of the first years for personality developmentp. xix
The nature versus nurture controversyp. 1
The emergence of the body-ego-individuation through the experience of separation and closenessp. 35
Emotional development in the first yearsp. 71
Development of thinking and the capacity to symbolizep. 119
The psychosexual development of a childp. 185
Epiloguep. 245
Bibliographyp. 249
Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9781855757103
ISBN-10: 1855757109
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 7th January 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.42