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By Alex Holder

ISBN-10: 1855753758

ISBN-13: 9781855753754

The significant subject matter of the booklet is worried with a transparent differentiation among baby research right and analytical baby psychotherapy, and an in depth account of the controversies on strategy among Anna Freud and Melanie Klein within the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties. It takes into consideration the old history opposed to which baby psychoanalysis constructed, in particular global conflict II and the Nazi regime in Germany. the writer additionally appears on the approach baby research built in particular associations, resembling The Hampstead baby remedy direction in London, and in particular parts comparable to the unfold of kid research within the US. The concluding bankruptcy is at the value of information of kid research between analysts operating with adults. the variations within the theories of the 2 "greats" in baby research, Anna Freud and Melanie Klein, are tested one after the other, together with such options because the position of transference, the Oedipus advanced and the superego.

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46, translated). What of Sophie Morgenstern, to whom the Geissmanns also devote a whole chapter in their History of Child Psychoanalysis? She, too, was born in Poland; she studied in Zurich and moved in 1924 to France, where she was analysed by Sokolnicka and continued to work for fifteen years in the child neuropsychiatry department at the Salpêtrière until her death in 1940 (Geissmann & Geissmann, 1998, p. 148f). Between 1925 and 1940, she published fifteen articles and a book on child psychoanalysis.

106, translated) writes that “Anna Freud is paying a great tribute to this woman by counting her among the precursors of her field of research”, given that she had made only two contributions to psychoanalysis, which, moreover, had not been published until 1928 and 1930, respectively. In Frank (1999, p. 151), she is mentioned only as a member of the Berlin Group, while she does not appear at all in the Geissmanns and Young-Bruehl. Referring to Alice Balint, Peters (1979, p. 106, translated) says that the “content of her scientific contributions relates to the psychology of education or to ethnology.

She also suggested the very valuable idea that one should try to get at the symptoms that are in the service of the secondary “gain of illness” by pedagogic means. [Ferenczi, 1921, p. 210, quoted in Frank, 1999, p. 45f] In more general terms, Ferenczi also remarks: The neuroses of children and mental illnesses in general should offer a fruitful field for the employment of pedagogic and other activity, Holder correx 5/5/05 6:21 PM Page 27 THE ORIGINS OF CHILD ANALYSIS 111 2 3 4 5 6 711 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 211 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 911 27 but it must not be forgotten that such activity can only be described as a psycho-analytic one when it is used, not as an end in itself, but as an aid to the exploration of the depths.

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