The Psychoanalytic Study of Lives Over Time: Clinical and Research Perspectives on Children Who Return to Treatment in Adulthood

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The Psychoanalytic Study of Lives Over Time: Clinical and Research Perspectives on Children Who Return to Treatment in Adulthood is a landmark volume that addresses an essential clinical question: what is the nature of the process and outcome of clinical work with children? An internationally renowned group of analytic clinicians and clinician-researchers all comment on three fascinating child analytic situations where the patient returned to treatment in adulthood.

Audience: Psychoanalysts, clinical psychologists, psychiatric social workers, psychiatrists, and developmental psychologists.

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"It is such a pleasure to review a book that is excellent throughout and lives up to its promises."
—Judith Ruzumna, PhD
Wayne State University Medical School and University of Detroit-Mercy University
Psychoanalysts and psychologists explore what can be recorded and inferred about the connection between the inner and outer lives of people from treating them as children and then seeing them in treatment as older adolescents or young adults. They find that though the practice does not validate the treatment, it does unlock some productive questions about memory, development, adaptation, and the integrity of personality over time. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Meet the Author

Bertram J. Cohler, Ph.D., is the William Rainey Harper Professor of Social Sciences. He serves on the Committee on Human Development, the Committee on General Studies in the Humanities, and is a member of the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at The University of Chicago. He is also a faculty member at The Institute for Psychoanalysis, Chicago, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

On the Psychoanalytic Study of Lives Over Time:
J. Cohen and B.J. Cohler, Psychoanalytic Studies of Lives Over Time: Children who Return to Treatment in Adulthood.
The Presentation of the Child, and Then Adult Clinical Material:
C.A. Colarusso, The Analysis of a Neurotic Boy.
C.A. Colarusso, A Child-Analytic Case Report: A 17-Year Follow-up.
K. Marschke-Tobier, The Case of Lisa: From the "Baddest Girl in the Class" to Feeling Sad and Lonely: Reflections on the Analysis of an 8-Year-Old Girl.
M. Parsons, The Search for a Good-Enough Self: From Fragmentation Toward Cohesion in a Young Adult's Second Analysis.
A.L. Rosenbaum, The Case of Charlie: The Analysis of a Child.
A.L. Rosenbaum, The Case of Charlie: Analysis During Transition to Adulthood.
The Psychoanalytic Situation and the Nature of Change:
S. Abrams, The Jennifer Correspondence: A Rhetorical Dialogue.
J.M. Herzog, Reanalysis, Multiple Pieces of Analysis: Opportunities for Patients and Analyst When Reengagement Occurs.
F. Pine, Some Thoughts on Change in Psychoanalysis.
M.A. Silverman, The Psychoanalytic Situation and the Nature of Change.
S. Weiss, Child Analysis: Its Impact on Later Development.
Perspectives on the Systematic Psychoanalytic Study of Change:
M. Target and P. Fonagy, What Changes in a Child Analysis, and How Do We Know?
R.M. Galatzer-Levy, Reanalysis and the Effectiveness of Child Analysis.
S. Tuber, Projective Testing as a Post-Hoc Predictor of Change in Psychoanalysis: The Case of Jim.
P. Cramer, Changes in Defense Mechanisms During Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: A Case Study.
Integrative and Concluding Chapters:
S. Ritvo, Double Dipping: Child Analysands Return as Young Adults.
J. Cohen and B.J. Cohler, Future Directions in the Study of Children who Return to Treatment in Adulthood.

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