Enabling and Inspiring: A Tribute to Martha Harris

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Martha Harris (1919-1987) was one of the most influential and also one of the most loved psychoanalysts of the generation that trained with Melanie Klein. She also worked with Wilfred Bion, and wrote many books and papers on psychoanalytic training and child development. Her colleague James Gammill cites Mrs Klein as saying: "She is one of the best people I have ever known for the psychoanalysis of children….and she has a mind of her own." Harris was responsible for the child psychotherapy training at the ...
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Martha Harris (1919-1987) was one of the most influential and also one of the most loved psychoanalysts of the generation that trained with Melanie Klein. She also worked with Wilfred Bion, and wrote many books and papers on psychoanalytic training and child development. Her colleague James Gammill cites Mrs Klein as saying: "She is one of the best people I have ever known for the psychoanalysis of children….and she has a mind of her own." Harris was responsible for the child psychotherapy training at the Tavistock Clinic from 1960 onwards, developing laterally the method founded on infant observation that had been put in place by Esther Bick. She established cross-clinic work discussion groups, a pioneering schools’ counselling course (in collaboration with her husband Roland Harris), and individual work with disturbed children in the school environment. Her belief that psychoanalytic ideas could and should “travel”, both geographically and across the professions, led to her seeding the “Tavi Model” in many other countries through regular teaching trips, in company with her later husband Donald Meltzer.

Her influence was not as a theorist, but as a teacher with an extraordinary capacity to engage processes of introjective learning in both students and readers. This tribute by some of those who studied with her is not simply testimony to a remarkable teacher and clinician whose wisdom has been rarely equalled; it also offers inspiration to others who may be struggling to find ways of using psychoanalytic ideas imaginatively in a variety of contexts--clinical, social or scholarly--in what can at times appear to be an unreceptive world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780491066
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Pages: 366
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Meg Harris Williams is an artist and writer with a special interest in aesthetic experience. She collaborated with Donald Meltzer in The Apprehension of Beauty and The Claustrum. Her latest books on psychoanalysis and poetry are The Vale of Soulmaking and The Aesthetic Development.

Maria Rhode is Professor of Child Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic and the University of East London. She is co-editor of Psychotic States in Children (1997), and is currently working on an early intervention project for toddlers with communication difficulties.

Margaret Rustin

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Table of Contents

About Martha Harris
About the authors
Preface by Meg Harris Williams

PART I: In England and abroad
1 Mattie at work, Gianna Polacco Williams
2 Mattie as an educator, Margaret Rustin
3 Mattie’s teaching methods, Ann Cebon
4 Mattie’s contribution to the study of infant observation, Janine Sternberg
5 A psychoanalytic revolution from a speculative to an empirical point of view, Didier Houzel
6 The role of Martha Harris from the beginning of the GERPEN, James Gammill
7 Martha Harris: an indelible creative memory, Carlo Brutti and Rita Parlani Brutti
8 Made in Hampstead and exported throughout the world: Germany and Austria, Ross A. Lazar
9 Mattie in Bombay, Sarosh Forbes
10 Turning points enabled by Martha Harris, Marja Schulman
11 Growing points and the role of observation, Meg Harris Williams

PART II: Clinical work and supervision
12 The experience of supervision, Catrin Bradley
13 Mattie as “maternal container” for a trainee, Evanthe Blandy
14 A glimpse of prenatal life, Romana Negri
15 Assessment of a little girl and her parents, Simona Nissim
16 Supervision of a five year old boy, Andrea Watson
17 Revisiting some lessons learned from Martha Harris, Dina Vallino
18 Reminiscences of an infant observation with Martha Harris, Angela Goyena
19 Family consultations in the footsteps of Martha Harris with toddlers at risk of autism, Maria Rhode

PART III: Personal recollections
20 Shorter recollections, Gabrielle Crockatt, Hélène Dubinsky, Ellen Jaffe, Judy Shuttleworth, Brian Truckle, Eleanor Wigglesworth, Ricky Emanuel, Katherine Arnold, Herbert Chaim Hahn, Carlo Papuzza, Maria Pozzi, Renata Li Causi, Torhild Leira, Eve Steel
21 Memories of Mattie, Valerie Sinason
22 Mattie’s legacy, Asha Phillips
23 Mattie on maternal containment, Anne Alvarez
24 Baptism under fire: finding my feet as a child psychotherapist, Caroline Gluckman
25 On becoming a psychotherapist, Margot Waddell
26 Remembering Mattie, Alessandra Piontelli
27 Personal recollections of learning from Mattie Harris, Pamela Sorensen
28 Mattie’s house: a memoir, Selina Sella Marsoni
29 A tribute to Mattie, Patricia Kenwood

Postscript: among schoolchildren, Meg Harris Williams
Appendix: Portrait of Mattie, Donald Meltzer

References
Name index
Subject index

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