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Relationships in Development: Infancy, Intersubjectivity, and Attachment / Edition 1

Relationships in Development: Infancy, Intersubjectivity, and Attachment / Edition 1

by Stephen Seligman


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ISBN-13: 9780415880022
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/15/2017
Series: Relational Perspectives Book Series
Pages: 358
Sales rank: 610,575
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Stephen Seligman is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco; Joint Editor-in-Chief of Psychoanalytic Dialogues; Training and Supervising Analyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California; and Clinical Professor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis. He is also co-editor of the American Psychiatric Press’ Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Core Concepts and Clinical Practice.

Table of Contents

What to Expect from This Book

Introduction: Why Developmental Psychoanalysis?

Part I: How We Got Here: A Roadmap to Psychoanalytic Theories of Childhood and Development

1. Childhood Has Meaning of Its Own: Freud and the Invention of Psychoanalysis

A. Freud’s Legacy for Developmental Psychoanalysis: Childhood at the Origins

B. Real Women and Children: The Emergence of Child Psychoanalysis

2. Theory I: Foreshadowings: Core Themes and Controversies in the Early Freudian Theories

3. The Baby at the Crossroads: The Structural Model, Ego Psychology, and Object Relations Theories

A. Ego Psychology: Psychic Structure, Adaptation, and External Realities

B. Kleinian Psychoanalysis: Internal Objects, Phantasies, and the Centrality of the Infantile Primitive Mind

C. The Middle Group: Toward a Relationship-Based Theory of Psychic Realities and Environments

4. Theory II: What Is a "Robust Developmental Perspective?"

5. The Postwar Diversification and Pluralization of Psychoanalysis in the United States: Interdisciplinary Expansion, the Widening Clinical Scope and the New Developmentalism

Part II: The Relational Baby: Intersubjectivity and Infant Development

6. Infancy Research: Toward a Relational-Developmental Psychoanalysis

7. Clinical Implications of Infancy Research: Affect, Interaction and Non-Verbal Meaning in the Dyadic Field

8. Theory III: The Relational Baby: Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique

9. Continuities from Infancy to Adulthood: The Baby is Out of the Bathwater

10. Theory IV: The Move to the Maternal: Gender, Sexualities, and the Oedipus Complex in Light of Intersubjective Developmental Research

Part III: Attachment and Recognition in Clinical Process: Reflection, Regulation and Emotional Security

11. Intersubjectivity Today: The Orientation and Concept

12. Attachment Theory and Research in Context: Clinical Implications

13. Recognition and Mentalization in Infancy and Psychotherapy: Convergences of Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis

14. Mentalization and Metaphor, Acknowledgement and Grief: Forms of Transformation in the Reflective Space

15. Infant-Parent Interactions, Phantasies, and an "Internal Two-Person Psychology": Projective Identification and the Intergenerational Transmission of Early Trauma in Kleinian Theory and Intersubjective Infant Research

Part IV: Vitality, Activity, and Communication in Development and Psychotherapy

16. Coming to Life in Time: Temporality, Early Deprivation, and the Sense of a Lively Future

17. Forms of Vitality and Other Integrations: Daniel Stern’s Contribution to the Psychoanalytic Core

Part V: Awareness, Confusion and Uncertainty: Nonlinear Dynamics in Everyday Practice

18. Feeling Puzzled While Paying Attention: The Analytic Mindset as an Agent of Therapeutic Change

19. Dynamic Systems Theories as a Basic Framework for Psychoanalysis: Change Processes in Development and Therapeutic Action

20. Searching for Core Principles: Louis Sander’s Synthesis of Biological, Psychological, and Relational Factors and Contemporary Developmental Psychodynamics

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