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From the Publisher"This book is a most valuable demonstration of the cross-fertilizing currents in child psychotherapy in Europe. The integration of post-Kleinian psychoanalytic theory, particularly drawing on the work of Frances Tustin and of the discoveries of child developmental researchers and neuroscientists, is elegantly described, and the clinical implications of this convergence are explored. The contributions of Houzel, Pestalozzi, Haag and Alvarez indicate just how alive this international dialogue has become. This book is a landmark in developments which fire new hope of understanding deeply troubled children and adolescents and will be read widely and attentively and with profound appreciation."
“In this richly illuminating volume, Houzel and Rhode have thoughtfully gathered together several significant offerings from some of today’s leading exponents of Melanie Klein and Frances Tustin. The works of the authors included here take into consideration recent developments in neuropsychology and continue on in the tradition of these two great child analysts who led the way toward the understanding and treatment of infantile psychosis and autism. For those who do not work with children, these contributions are well worth the read, as they present invaluable implications for technique with those autistic and psychotic enclaves that I find to be ubiquitous in neurotic, narcissistic, borderline and psychotic adult patients in analysis.”
“The theoretical and clinical contributions contained in this book are rooted in psychoanalytic practice. They bear witness to the creativity of psychoanalysis, a perpetually evolving living science, and they open up numerous therapeutic perspectives on psychological treatments and interdisciplinary collaboration.”