Young Child Observation

Author: Simonetta M.G. Adamo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429924372
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Observing young children at play is an everyday and often fascinating and pleasurable experience for many of us. It also has a great pedigree in the development of psychoanalysis from Freud's observation of his grandson's game with the cotton-reel onwards. This book describes the practice of observing young children in home and nursery settings in a systematic and non-intrusive way in order to expand our understanding of their emotional, cognitive, and social development. It uses a psychoanalytic lens to enrich the meaning of what is seen. How do minds and personalities take shape? How can we train people to see what is most relevant in helping children to develop? The chapters range from classic papers by famous practitioners of an older generation to observations completed in recent years in the UK, Europe, and the US. Observation of this sort has also spread to Latin America, India, Australia, Africa, and the Far East. The differences and continuities with Infant Observation are the starting point.

Psychoanalytische P dagogik und fr he Kindheit

Author: Michael Wininger
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 384740489X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Die AutorInnen greifen jüngere Entwicklungen der psychoanalytischen Theorie und Praxis auf und gehen der Frage nach, was sich daraus für aktuelle Herausforderungen im Bereich der frühkindlichen Erziehung und Bildung ableiten lässt. Wie sieht das psychoanalytische Bild vom Kleinkind und seinen Beziehungen heute aus? Welche psychoanalytisch orientierten Praxiskonzepte existieren? Und wie gestalten sich psychoanalytisch-pädagogische Perspektiven auf Aus- und Weiterbildung?

Melanie Klein Revisited

Author: Susan Sherwin-White
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1782203338
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While much writing has been devoted, predominantly by contemporary Kleinian adult psychoanalysts, to the Kleinian and post Kleinian development of Klein’s work, comparatively little has recently been written about the ongoing importance and character of Klein’s clinical work for contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy or analysis with very small children (2 – 6 year olds). Little attention now seems to be paid to the revolutionary character of her work from the start (in the early 1920s) with this age group and its challenges, still relevant today, or to her recognition of the importance of mother-infant relations in the period long before World War II brought investigation into and understanding of problems of attachment, separation and loss. This book addresses these issues and re-explores Klein’s work in these (and other) areas. This book is concerned primarily with Klein’s work with pre-latency children and aims to give these small children more of the voice today that Melanie Klein herself discovered. Among important new sources are the treatment notes published in Claudia Frank’s seminal book Melanie Klein in Berlin (trans. 2009, Routledge), a rare exception to the current trend of publication for those interested in Klein’s child work. This book is relevant to professionals working in a wide range of contexts from a range of professional bases, as well as child psychoanalytic psychotherapists and analysts. It will also be of interest to those concerned with the history and development of child psychoanalysis and especially those interested in Melanie Klein’s work in the UK and abroad.

Developments in Infant Observation

Author: Susan Reid
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415149402
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Twelve contributors bring academic theories relating to child development to life in this revealing study. Areas covered include: intergenerational child-rearing, nurture and nature, and the origins of emotional disturbance.

John Bowlby From Psychoanalysis to Ethology

Author: Frank C. P. van der Horst
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119996262
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This accessible book draws on unique evidence from oral histories and little-known archive material to shed new light on the working relationships which led to John Bowlby’s shift from psychoanalysis to ethology as a frame of reference – and ultimately to the development of attachment theory. A unique exploration of the origins of Bowlby’s ideas and the critical transformation in his thinking – offers an alternative to standard accounts of the origin of attachment theory Explores the significance of Bowlby’s influential working relationships with Robert Hinde, Harry Harlow, James Robertson and Mary Ainsworth Provides students, academics, and practitioners with clear insights into the development of attachment theory Accessible to general readers interested in psychology and psychoanalysis

What Can the Matter Be

Author: Elizabeth Bradley
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1780493983
Format: PDF, Docs
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This volume is the result of over twenty years of therapeutic interventions with families within the Tavistock Clinic's Under Fives Service. It describes in detail the process of understanding young children's communications and behaviour and the dynamics of family relationships within the consulting room in a lively, accessible style. It covers common themes in work with young children such as disruptive, angry behaviour, separation and sleep difficulties, and problems in the parent/couple relationship. This book is essential reading for all early years professionals hoping to gain a greater understanding of the technique, observational skills and theory which underlie a psychodynamic approach to work with the under fives.

Die fr hen Lebensjahre

Author: Gertraud Diem-Wille
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 3170282522
Format: PDF
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Die ersten Lebensjahre sind für die Entwicklung der emotionalen und intellektuellen Grundmuster der Persönlichkeit entscheidend. Dieses Buch stellt - unter Berücksichtigung der modernen hirnphysiologischen Forschung - die aktuelle psychoanalytische Theorie zur psychischen Entwicklung in der frühen Kindheit vor. In verständlichen Worten werden die Grundlagen der Entstehung des Körper-Ichs, der Emotionen, des Denkens und der psychosexuellen Entwicklung dargestellt und mit anschaulichen Beispielen aus der Säuglingsbeobachtung nach Esther Bick und der Kinderanalyse illustriert. Die Bedeutung von Liebe für die Entwicklung des Fühlens und Denkens und der Umgang mit Bösem (Neid, Aggression und Destruktion) werden theoretisch und anhand von Situationen erläutert, die es dem Leser ermöglichen, an eigene Erlebnisse anzuschließen.

Growth and Risk in Infancy

Author: Stephen Briggs
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853023989
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is based on detailed weekly observations of infants in their home environment from shortly after birth until two years. Each infant's interactions, relationships, physical, emotional and cognitive development are systematically studied. The focus of the study is on vulnerable infants, and problems in their development encountered in the course of observations are carefully assessed in terms of risk and resilience. The aims of the book are to explore, first, how far these observations can contribute to the development of a new methodology for studying infancy; second, how this approach leads to the emergence of new theoretical concepts and, third, how this study can influence professionals in the field. The book demonstrates that these observations can combine theoretical perspectives from psychoanalysis and child development psychology and can extend both kinds of theory. Comparisons between the infants leads to the development of a theoretical model, and this is demonstrated throughout the five case studies. The findings from the study concentrate on continuity and change in infant development and how the model facilitated conceptualisations and comparisons of infant development. The book ends with considered conclusions about risk in infancy and the scope for further research. The book will be essential for all engaged in the study of infancy, and for professionals working with infants, young children and their families.