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Theory and Practise in Child Psychoanalysis: An Introduction to Francoise Dolto's Work
     

Theory and Practise in Child Psychoanalysis: An Introduction to Francoise Dolto's Work

by Guy Hall, Francoise Hivernel, Sian Morgan, Juliet Mitchell
 

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During her lifetime, Françoise Dolto revolutionized the psychoanalytic understanding of childhood. As an early pioneer, she emphasized that the child is to be recognized from birth as a person. As a gifted and innovative clinician, Dolto developed her ideas about the unconscious image of the body. An image that is unique to each individual and linked to both

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During her lifetime, Françoise Dolto revolutionized the psychoanalytic understanding of childhood. As an early pioneer, she emphasized that the child is to be recognized from birth as a person. As a gifted and innovative clinician, Dolto developed her ideas about the unconscious image of the body. An image that is unique to each individual and linked to both a person’s history and narcissism, rather then their physicality. It is the symbolic incarnation of a person’s desires. Dolto began her career as a member of the IPA, was admired by Winnicot, close to Lacan and influenced by Morgenstern. Her life witnessed an extraordinary evolution from the conservatism of her parents, through the second World War, to the turbulence of Paris in the 1950s and '60s. In the succeeding years, Dolto made a number of original contributions to the understanding of psychosis, neonatology, female sexuality, education and religion. Although controversial, she was able to write both for the general public and for professional colleagues. In 1979, Dolto opened La Maison Verte, as a specialist center for the practical application of her theories. Similar centers have since been created around the world. Dolto continued to write and teach until her death in 1988.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855755741
Publisher:
Karnac Books
Publication date:
11/28/2009
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Sian Morgan is a Psychoanalytic therapist and a member of the Cambridge Society for Psychotherapy, where for over 25 years, she has been practicing as a therapist and supervisor.

Guy Hall is a graduate of the Arbours Association and a member of the Forum for Independent Psychotherapists.

Françoise Hivernel graduated as Psychoanalytic-Psychotherapist in 2003 from the Contemporary Freudian training of the West Midlands Institute. She is a member of the Forum for Independent Psychotherapists.

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