Live Company

Author: Anne Alvarez
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135856435
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Children whose minds as well as bodies have been damaged by the intrusions of sexual abuse, violence or neglect, and others, quite different, who are handicapped by their own mysterious sensitivities to more minor deprivations, may experience a type of black despair and cynicism that require long-term treatment and test the stamina of the psychotherapist to the utmost. In Live Company, Anne Alvarez reflects on thirty years' experience of treating autistic, psychotic and borderline children and adolescents by the methods of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Central to the book is the moving story on an autistic child's long struggle between sanity and madness, in which the author describes the arduous journey that she as therapist and he as patient made towards new understanding and his partial recovery. Modern developments in psychoanalytic theory and technique mean that such children can be treated with some success. In the book the author discusses these developments, and also describes some of the areas of convergence and divergence between organicist and psychodynamicist theories of autism. Particularly important is her integration of psychoanalytic theory with the new findings in infant development and infant psychiatry. This has enabled her to formulate some new and exciting ideas and speculate on the need for some additions to established theory. Anne Alvarez has produced a professionally powerful and englightening book, drawn from her extensive experience as a child psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, which will be of interest to all professionals involved with children and adolescents as well as anyone interested in madness and the growth of the mind.

Autism and Personality

Author: Anne Alvarez
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415146012
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Taking a psychoanalytic and developmental approach, Autistic Child as a Person outlines in considerable detail the new developments in therapeutic techniques used by the Tavistock Autism Team and Workshop to treat autistic children. It also underlines the importance of support for parents and siblings, who are all too often ignored, as a factor in the childs progress. The book presents fresh ideas about the importance of personality for the developmental course of the condition, and the implications of psychotherapeutic technique. Using case vignettes to illustrate the theoretical ideas emerging from the Workshop, coupled with case studies which highlight the patients changing contact with the therapist, it gives a fascinating picture of the individuality of each child and of the sensitivity and skill required for each treatment. Aiming to be accessible to both professionals and parents, the text should provide a useful insight into the nature and course of this condition and its treatment.

Die fr hen Lebensjahre

Author: Gertraud Diem-Wille
Publisher: W. Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 9783170198456
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Die ersten Lebensjahre sind fur die Entwicklung der emotionalen und intellektuellen Grundmuster der Personlichkeit entscheidend. Dieses Buch stellt - unter Berucksichtigung der modernen hirnphysiologischen Forschung - die aktuelle psychoanalytische Theorie zur psychischen Entwicklung in der fruhen Kindheit vor. In verstandlichen Worten werden die Grundlagen der Entstehung des Korper-Ichs, der Emotionen, des Denkens und der psychosexuellen Entwicklung dargestellt und mit anschaulichen Beispielen aus der Sauglingsbeobachtung nach Esther Bick und der Kinderanalyse illustriert. Die Bedeutung von Liebe fur die Entwicklung des Fuhlens und Denkens und der Umgang mit Bosem (Neid, Aggression und Destruktion) werden theoretisch und anhand von Situationen erlautert, die es dem Leser ermoglichen, an eigene Erlebnisse anzuschliessen.

Short term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Adolescents with Depression

Author: Simon Cregeen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429919166
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Short-term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (STPP) is a manualised, time-limited model of psychoanalytic psychotherapy comprising twenty-eight weekly sessions for the adolescent patient and seven sessions for parents or carers, designed so that it can be delivered within a public mental health system, such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the UK. It has its origins in psychoanalytic theoretical principles, clinical experience, and empirical research suggesting that psychoanalytic treatment of this duration can be effective for a range of disorders, including depression, in children and young people. The manual explicitly focuses on the treatment of moderate to severe depression, both by detailing the psychoanalytic understanding of depression in young people and through careful consideration of clinical work with this group. It is the first treatment manual to describe psychoanalytic psychotherapy for adolescents with depression. The treatment approach described in this manual has been used in a multi-site randomised controlled trial in the UK, 'Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies' (IMPACT) and internationally. It is presented here as a treatment to be used in routine clinical practice and will be of interest to child psychotherapists, multi-disciplinary professionals in young people's mental health, service providers, and researchers alike.

Frances Tustin Today

Author: Judith L. Mitrani
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317590465
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Frances Tustin Today explores some of the ways and means by which Tustin’s work has enabled psychoanalytic clinicians to enter into the elemental domain of sensation: what Bion called the ‘proto-mental’ area of the psyche-soma. Through detailed clinical contributions of several of her exponents worldwide, this book demonstrates how her ideas -- rooted in decades of work with children on the autistic spectrum -- have influenced and are being expanded, extended and applied to the treatment of ordinary patients from early childhood through adulthood. The contributors to this volume represent a selection of the contemporary thinking that organically grew out of Tustin’s discoveries, and show that Tustin's model has added new dimensions to the fields of infant observation, family therapy and neuro-psychology. Each chapter is augmented by demonstrable clinical experience. Frances Tustin Today is a valuable resource for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, educators and parents who are interested in learning more about this uniquely independent clinical observer's findings and their impact upon the treatment of autistic states in children, adolescents and adults by contemporary workers in the field of mental health. Judith L. Mitrani, and Theodore Mitrani, are Fellows of The International Psycho-Analytical Association, Training and Supervising Psychoanalysts at The Psychoanalytic Center of California in Los Angeles. They are founding members of the Board of Trustees of The Frances Tustin Memorial Trust, and authors, editors, translators and teachers in the private practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapy with Adults and Children in Los Angeles, California.

Work with Parents

Author: Siv Boalt Boethious
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1780497687
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Drawing on the rich range and depth of the clinical experience of the contributors, this welcome volume will be a valuable tool for clinicians and trainees. The authors share a powerful commitment to the relevance and value of psychoanalytically based work with parents - an area all too often inadequately provided for - and provide heartening evidence of the resilience and intellectual vitality of the various strands within this tradition.Part of the EFPP Monograph Series.

Young Children and their Parents

Author: Gertraud Diem-Wille
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1781813302
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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 her parents from birth until the end of the third year. The psychoanalytic understanding of earlier patterns of experience is expertly presented to the reader. For readers looking for an introduction to the many different psychoanayltical theories about the early years, this book offers a comprehensive guide to the most important directions.Diem-Wille's experience as psychoanalyst, professor of education, and organising tutor of a university course for teachers, and as a mother and grandmother, all enrich her writing and contribute to the breadth of this remarkable book. The author combines consideration of the physical interwoven with the psycho-social development in the first, second and third years of life; she looks at the experience of the relationship at each stage from both the child's and the parent's perspective; and she discusses theory and gives hints to parents and teachers about how to observe the non-verbal communication of babies and children and respond to their needs. It is a book which will be of great value to parents, teachers, paediatricians and all those concerned with furthering the understanding of children.

Counselling People on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Katherine Paxton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843105527
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This manual provides counselling techniques that work for professionals, but also for individuals coping with being on the spectrum themselves, or living with someone with an ASD. It shows how to develop the tools to help people on the spectrum cope with their emotions, anxieties, and confusion about the often overwhelming world around them.

A History of Autism

Author: Adam Feinstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444351672
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This unique book is the first to fully explore the history of autism - from the first descriptions of autistic-type behaviour to the present day. Features in-depth discussions with leading professionals and pioneers to provide an unprecedented insight into the historical changes in the perception of autism and approaches to it Presents carefully chosen case studies and the latest findings in the field Includes evidence from many previously unpublished documents and illustrations Interviews with parents of autistic children acknowledge the important contribution they have made to a more profound understanding of this enigmatic condition

Psychologies of Mind

Author: Rachael Henry
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441140816
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John Maze was a giant among philosophers of psychology.  This exciting, new collection of his published work demonstrates that what is seemingly new in psychology is so often not new at all but frequently consists of ill-informed corruptions of earlier, discarded, misguided attempts. Their collection together is timely in the current, innovatory era of cross-disciplinary exploration and integration on the borderlands of psychology and philosophy, where there is a visible danger that the welcome loosening of barriers to mutual communication also generates some 'wild' theorizing, familiar enough in the history of psychology itself. A corpus remarkable for its coherence, intellectual virtuosity and radicalism over 50 years, it speaks meaningfully to the wide range of psychological theory throughout its history up to the present day. Written with elegance and eloquence, the essays entail a thoroughgoing critical analysis of the most detrimental philosophical erroers of academic psychology in the 20th century, the relegation to history by the 20th century academy of some of the conceptually most promising lines of research, the cost that has been borne by the discipline of psychology, and the most promising future direction for the discipline.