Psychoanalytic Therapy with Infants and their Parents : Practice, Theory, and Results Paperback / softback
Psychoanalytic Therapy with Infants and Parents provides a clear guide to clinical psychoanalytic work with distressed babies and unhappy parents, a numerous clinical group so often in need of urgent help.
Although psychoanalytic work is primarily verbal, and infants may have limited language, this form of treatment is receiving increased attention among therapists.
Bjoern Salomonsson explores how such work can be possible and benefit infants, how to work with the parents (especially the mother), and how major psychoanalytic concepts such as primal repression, infantile sexuality and transference can be worked with and understood in these therapies.
Bjoern Salomonsson argues that attachment concepts, though important, cannot solely help explain everyday problems with breastfeeding, sleeping, and weaning, or more recalcitrant interaction disorders.
He shows how we also need psychoanalytic concepts to better understand, not only such "baby worries", but also adult clients' non-verbal communications and interactions.
Throughout, he uses extensive practice-based examples and also refers to his research which provides evidence for the effectiveness of this practice.
Psychoanalytic Therapy with Infants and Parents provides a unique perspective on working psychoanalytically with parents and infants.
This book will be essential reading for psychoanalysts and therapists working with children as well as adults.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 224 pages, 2 Tables, black and white; 10 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 23/01/2014
- Category: Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)
- ISBN: 9780415718578
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