As a discipline, psychoanalysis began at the interface of mind and brain and has always been about those most basic questions of biology and psychology: loving, hating, what brings us together as lovers, parents, and friends and what pulls us apart in conflict and hatred.These are the enduring mysteries of life and especially of early development-how young children learn the language of the social world with its intertwined biological, genetic, and experiential roots and how infants translate thousands of ...
As a discipline, psychoanalysis began at the interface of mind and brain and has always been about those most basic questions of biology and psychology: loving, hating, what brings us together as lovers, parents, and friends and what pulls us apart in conflict and hatred.These are the enduring mysteries of life and especially of early development-how young children learn the language of the social world with its intertwined biological, genetic, and experiential roots and how infants translate thousands of intimate moments with their parents into a genuine, intuitive, emotional connection to other persons. Basic developmental neuroscience and psychology has also of late turned to these basic questions of affiliation: of how it is that as humans our most basic concerns are about finding, establishing, preserving, and mourning our relationships. These areas in broad strokes are the substance of mind and brain, and the last decade has brought much new science to the biology of attachment, love, and aggression. These are areas that practicing psychoanalysts have long been immersed in and have much to say about - and contemporary neuroscientists and developmentalists are recognizing the importance of understanding these basic issues at a deeper, and more subjective experiential level. The challenges before us are how to facilitate open discourse and collaborations among these perspectives and practitioners that often work at very different levels of discourse. This volume is not only a first step in that process but also, through the themes of the chapters and the pairing of discussants, a beginning illustration of how the cross-disciplinary discourse might work.
Peter Fonagy is Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and Director of the Sub-Department of Clinical Health Psychology at University College London. He is Chief Executive of the Anna Freud Centre, London. He is a clinical psychologist and a training and supervising analyst in the British Psychoanalytical Society in child and adult analysis. He has published over 200 chapters and articles and has authored or edited several books.
Linda C. Mayes is the Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale Child Study Center. Dr. Mayes is also the chair of the directorial team of the Anna Freud Centre, London.
Mary Target PhD is Professor of Psychoanalysis at University College London, and Professional Director of the Anna Freud Centre, London. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Yale University School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London, and maintains a half-time adult psychoanalytic practice.
Series Foreword xi
About the Editors and Contributors xv
Introduction Linda C. Mayes Peter Fonagy Mary Target 1
Embodied psychoanalysis? Or, on the confluence of psychodynamic theory and developmental science Ami Klin Warren Jones 5
Commentary Peter Fonagy 39
The social construction of the subjective self: the role of affect-mirroring, markedness, and ostensive communication in self-development Gyorgy Gergely 45
Commentary James F. Leckman 83
Primary parental preoccupation: revisited James F. Leckman Ruth Feldman James E. Swain Linda C. Mayes 89
Commentary David R. Shanks 109
Exploring the neurobiology of attachment Lane Strathearn 117
Commentary Arietta Slade 131
The Interpretation of Dreams and the neurosciences Mark Solms 141
Commentary Linda C. Mayes 154
In the best interests of the late-placed child: a report from the Attachment Representations and Adoption Outcome study Miriam Steele Kay Idenderson Jill Hodges Jeanne Kaniuk Saul Hillman Howard Steele 159
Commentary Arietta Slade 183
Child psychotherapy research: issues and opportunities Alan E. Kazdin 193
Commentary Jonathan Hill 218
Effectiveness of psychotherapy in the "real world": the case of youth depression V. Robin Weersing 225
Commentary Mary Target 240
Controlling the random, or who controls whom in the randomized controlled trial? Anthony W. Bateman 247
Commentary Steven R. Marans 262
Psychoanalytic responses to violent trauma: the Child Development-Community Policing partnership Steven R. Marans 267
Commentary Efrain Bleiberg 289
Multi-contextual multiple family therapy Eia Asen 293
Commentary Robert A. King 308
Towards a typology of late adolescent suicide Robert A. King Alan Apter Ada Zohar 313
Commentary Duncan J. McLean 325