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* Discusses comprehensively the broad range of psychoanalytic developmental theories and places each in historical context, filling a void, in the literature
• Organizes the content of each developmental theory by age categories
• Addresses seven psychological schools of thought, with an emphasis on the developmental perspective
• Lends to the revival of interest in psychoanalytic theory that was energized with the publication of APA's Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM)
• Brings to the forefront the ongoing integration of psychoanalysis and the neurosciences with a chapter on the neurobiology of attachment As the foundational theory of modern psychological practice, psychoanalysis and its attendant assumptions, predominated well through most of the twentieth century. The influence of psychoanalytic theories of development was profound and still resonates in the thinking and practice of today's mental health professionals. Guide to Psychoanalytic Developmental Theories provides a succinct and reliable overview of what these theories are and where they came from. Ably combining theory, history, and biography it summarizes the theories of Freud and his successors against the broader evolution of analytic developmental theory itself, giving readers a deeper understanding of this history, and of their own theoretical stance and choices of interventions. Along the way, the authors discuss criteria for evaluating developmental theories, trace persistent methodological concerns, and shed intriguing light on what was considered normative child and adolescent behavior in earlier eras. Each major paradigm is represented by its most prominent figures such as Freud's drive theory, Erikson's life cycle theory, Bowlby's attachment theory, and Fonagy's neuropsychological attachment theory. For each, the Guide provides:
• biographical information
• a conceptual framework
• contributions to theory
• a clinical illustration or salient exce

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Editorial Reviews

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"Palombo, Bendicsen and Koch’s Guide to Psychoanalytic Developmental Theories offers a much-needed, comprehensive examination of the contributions of eighteen important psychoanalytic developmental theorists. Beginning with Freud’s foundational drive theory, the authors proceed to examine a range of psychoanalytic theories, including ego psychological, object relational, life cycle, interpersonal, self, and attachment. Chapters are well organized and they include not only the authors’ concise summaries of each theorist’s unique contribution, but in most instances, a clinical illustration derived from the theorist’s own published work. For interested readers, primary references highlighting the theorist’s original contributions, as well as a general bibliography are included at the conclusion of each chapter. This work, with its lucid descriptions of important developmental themes and careful attention to the unique features of each developmental theory, will prove a valuable resource not only for graduate students in the mental health professions, but also for postgraduate professionals."-Jerrold R. Brandell, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

"The Guide is a respectful and loving homage to a century of great minds struggling to understand the complex problem of psychological development. It is a treasure trove of knowledge, which enlivens the human and theoretical history of psychoanalysis, making it accessible to a new generation of clinicians. Designed for the serious student, the Guide provides the commonalities and complexities of a spectrum of developmental theories. The thoughtfulness and attention to detail of the authors serve as a wonderful example to students that not everything can be grasped in sound bites and that careful and detailed scholarship can bring great rewards. The inclusion of attachment theory and their modern expressions in the work of Schore and Fonagy distinguish this book from others, adding the brain to the mind, and bringing us up to the present day." -Louis Cozolino, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, Pepperdine University, CA

"TheGuide to Psychoanalytic Developmental Theoriesis an invaluable resource for students, seasoned clinicians, and teachers of psychoanalytic ideas. The authors have assembled clear and succinct summaries of the prevailing developmental theories in psychoanalysis today. The inclusion of brief biographies of the theoreticians allows readers to understand the genesis of their ideas and to have an overview of some of the sociology of psychoanalytic theory. As a basic text, mental health practitioners can use this excellent work to compare and contrast different theoretical perspectives as well as to complement their psychoanalytic education. This work is an imperative addition to personal and reference libraries. Congratulations to the authors!" -David M. Terman, M.D. Director, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis

"Palombo, Bendicsen, and Koch are to be congratulated for their systematic, straightforward, and lucid presentation of the major concepts of key psychoanalytic developmental theories from Freud’s time to the present. Scholarly but accessible to readers who are not familiar with its content, this volume is enhanced by rich biographical profiles of each theorist, illustrative case examples, and the inclusion of a framework and questions that can be used to analyze and compare the different paradigms. This book is a valuable resource for teaching and should appeal to all those who are interested in learning about this vast body of knowledge." -Eda G.Goldstein, DSW, LCSW. Professor Emerita and Director of Post Masters Program in Advanced Clinical Practice New York University Silver School of Social Work

"A major success is achieved by these authors, who conceptualize the array of complex notions/frameworks associated with major psychoanalytic developmental theories in a clear, concise, and comprehensive manner. Following a historical time line beginning with Sigmund Freud, the book chronicles the evolutionary processes related to the development of modern psychoanalytic thought. This book is important resource for new and sophisticated students of this invaluable tradition." -Jack C. Wall, Dean and Professor, Loyola University Chicago, School of Social Work

“Palombo, Bendicsen, and Koch … here offer a useful guide inspired by the need to educate their students. … The conclusion … covers future hopes for neuroscience. The reader will find that the straightforward short descriptions explain complex theories with admirable clarity. … The present title deals more thoroughly with the details of each theorist, especially from a clinical US perspective, and will be a valuable resource for those interested in psychoanalysis and the history of ideas. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (R. H. Balsam, Choice, Vol. 47 (3), November, 2009)
“Almost every teacher of psychology has had a student ask a question much like this one: ‘Why do we have to learn about Freud if he was wrong …—’ In their book Guide to Psychoanalytic Developmental Theories, Joseph Palombo … and Barry J. Koch valiantly attempt to answer this question, and by most accounts they are very successful. … the book could also be helpful for students in other areas of psychology. … very useful to advanced students, practitioners, and teachers of psychoanalytic theory.” (Brien K. Ashdown and Natalie Homa, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 55 (6), February, 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387884547
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 6/9/2009
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Palombo is the Founding Dean of the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago, a staff member and founder of the Rush Neurobehavioral Center, and a faculty member of the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. Well-known as an author who has published numerous papers on a variety of topics related to the diagnosis and treatment of psychological conditions, he has specialized in the area of the effects of learning disabilities of development. He has published two books: Learning disorders and disorders of the self in children and adolescents and Nonverbal learning disabilities: A clinical perspective.

Harold K. Bendicsen has an advanced degree from the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and is currently a faculty member of that program. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work. He was the director of a child welfare agency and of an agency that provided services to adolescents and young adults. He has been a consultant to many facilities that provide services to children and adolescents and is in private practice.

Barry J. Koch, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and Field Coordinator for Newman University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program in Colorado Springs where he teaches courses in advanced clinical practice, psychopathology, human development, and social policy. He received his PhD in Chicago from the Institute for Clinical Social Work in 2004. Dr. Koch has taught undergraduate and graduate students. He has been the director of a crisis intervention center and has many years of clinical practice experience treating a wide variety of mental health conditions.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.-I. Drive Theory.-Sigmund Freud.-II. Ego Psychological Theories.-Heinz Hartmann.-Anna Freud.-Rene Spitz.-Peter Blos.-Stanley I. Greenspan.-III.-Object Relations Theories.-Melanie Klein.-Donald Winnicott.-Margaret Mahler.-Otto Kernberg.-V. Life Cycle Theory.-Erik Erikson.-IV. Interpersonal Theory.-Harry Stack Sullivan.-VI. Theories of the Self.-Daniel Stern.-Heinz Kohut.-VII. Attachment Theories. Part 1: Traditional Attachment Theories.-John Bowlby.-Mary Ainsworth & Mary Main.-Part 2: Neuropsychological Attachment theories: The return to psychoanalysis.-Allan Schore.-Peter Fonagy.-Conclusion.-Appendix A. Stages or Phases of Development.-Appendix B. Comparative Chart of Psychoanalytic Developmental Theories.-Appendix C. Who Analyzed Who.-Index

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