Home is where We Start from

Author: Donald Woods Winnicott
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393306674
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Psychology

One of the most gifted and creative psychoanalysts of his generation, D. W. Winnicott made lasting contributions to our understanding of the minds of children. His ideas have influenced the diverse pyschoanalytic schools of Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, and Hans Kohut. But his reach extends far beyond professional circles: his talks to general audiences over the years won him enormous numbers of followers among parents and teachers who have found his obervations rich in penetrating insight. This collection brings together many of Winnicott's most important pieces, including previously unpublished talks and several essays from books and journals now difficult to obtain. They range widely in topic--from "The Concept of a Healthy Individual" and "The Value of Depression" to "Delinquency as a Sign of Hope"--and elucidate some of Winnicott's seminal ideas, such as the "transitional object" and the concept of false self. All convey Winnicott's vision of the ways in which the developing self interacts with the family and the larger society.

Home Is Where We Start From Essays by a Psychoanalyst

Author: D. W. Winnicott
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393249705
Release Date: 1990-06-17
Genre: Psychology

One of the most gifted and creative psychoanalysts of his generation, D. W. Winnicott made lasting contributions to our understanding of the minds of children. His ideas have influenced the diverse psychoanalytic schools of Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, and Hans Kohut. But his reach extends far beyond professional circles: his talks to general audiences over the years won him enormous numbers of followers among parents and teachers who have found his observations rich in penetrating insight. This collection brings together many of Winnicott's most important pieces, including previously unpublished talks and several essays from books and journals now difficult to obtain. They range widely in topic—from "The Concept of a Healthy Individual" and "The Value of Depression" to "Delinquency as a Sign of Hope"—and elucidate some of Winnicott's seminal ideas, such as the "transitional object" and the concept of false self. All convey Winnicott's vision of the ways in which the developing self interacts with the family and the larger society.

Human Nature

Author:
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317772279
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Psychology

First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Donald Winnicott Today

Author: Jan Abram
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136254857
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Psychology

What in Winnicott’s theoretical matrix was truly revolutionary for psychoanalysis? In this book, the editor and contributors provide a rare in-depth analysis of his original work, and highlight the specifics of his contribution to the concept of early psychic development which revolutionised the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. Including re-publications of selected Winnicott papers to set the scene for the themes and explorations in subsequent chapters, the book examines how Winnicott expanded Freud’s work, and how his discourse with Melanie Klein sharpened his thought and clinical innovations. Divided into 3 sections, it covers: Introductory overviews on the evolution of Winnicott’s theoretical matrix Personal perspectives from eminent psychoanalysts on how Winnicott’s originality inspired their own work Further recent examinations and extensions including new findings from the archives Drawing on her own extensive knowledge of Winnicott and the expertise of the distinguished contributors, Jan Abram shows us how Winnicott’s contribution constitutes a major psychoanalytic advance to the concept of subjectivity. As such, it will be an inspiration to experienced psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and all those interested in human nature and emotional development.

Holding and Interpretation

Author: Donald Woods Winnicott
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802131670
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Psychology

D.W. Winnicott, a psychoanalyst of extraordinary grace and originality, left a body of work distinguished by fierce independence of mind, profound playfulness and technique, and passionate intelligence. Holding and Interpretation, a verbatim record of his sessions with a psychotic patient, vividly illustrates his enormous contribution to psychoanalytic theory and technique, his skill at “holding” the patient in the analytic session and providing guidance through sensitive interpretation. It is a rare working portrait of one of the true giants of psychoanalysis—“a very vast subject,” as he said, “which has the great charm of being really useful.”

Winnicott

Author: Adam Phillips
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674953614
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Although he founded no school of his own, 0. W. Winnicott (1896 1971) is now regarded as one of the most influential contributors to psychoanalysis since Freud. In over forty years of clinical practice, he brought unprecedented skill and intuition to the psychoanalysis of children. This critical new work by Adam Phillips presents the best short introduction to the thought and practice of D. W. Winnicott that is currently available. Winnicott's work was devoted to the recognition and description of the good mother and the use of the mother-infant relationship as the model of psychoanalytic treatment, His belief in natural development became a covert critique of overinterpretative methods of psychoanalysis. He combined his idiosyncratic approach to psychoanalysis with a willingness to make his work available to nonspecialist audiences. In this book Winnicott takes his place with Melanie K'ein and Jacques Lacan as one of the great innovators within the psychoanalytic tradition.

Psycho Analytic Explorations

Author: Donald W. Winnicott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780429903700
Release Date: 2018-05-04
Genre: Psychology

This volume contains ninety-two works by this renowned writer, theoretician, and clinician. Includes critiques of Melanie Klein's ideas and insights into the works of other leading psychoanalysts, and thoughts on such concepts as play in the analytic situation, the fate of the transitional object, regression in psychoanalysis, and the use of silence in psychotherapy.

The Family and Individual Development

Author: D. W. Winnicott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135070779
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Psychology

Winnicott chronicles the complex inner lives of human beings, from the first encounter between mother and newborn, through the 'doldrums' of adolescence, to maturity.

Deprivation and Delinquency

Author: D.W. Winnicott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134965656
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Genre: Psychology

D. W. Winnicott (1896-1971) was one of the giants of child psychiatry and analysis. Whether writing or talking, he always argued eloquently for an increased sensitivity to children, their development and their needs. His books such as Playing and Reality and The Family and Individual Development, are now considered classics in the field of child development. Deprivation and Delinquency is an invaluable compilation of his papers, talks, letters and lectures between 1930 and 1970, centred on the theme of the relationship between antisocial behaviour, or more chronically delinquency, and childhood experiences of deprivation. Linking passages by the editors set the historical context for four sections focusing on children under stress, the nature and origin of antisocial tendency, the practical management of difficult children, and individual therapy with the antisocial personality.

Playing and Reality

Author: D. W. Winnicott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135070939
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Psychology

What are the origins of creativity and how can we develop it - whether within ourselves or in others? Not only does Playing and Reality address these questions, it also tackles many more that surround the fundamental issue of the individual self and its relationship with the outside world. In this landmark book of twentieth-century psychology, Winnicott shows the reader how, through the attentive nurturing of creativity from the earliest years, every individual has the opportunity to enjoy a rich and rewarding cultural life. Today, as the 'hothousing' and testing of children begins at an ever-younger age, Winnicott's classic text is a more urgent and topical read than ever before.

In Search of the Real

Author: Dodi Goldman
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 0876680066
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Medical

This book explores the way in which a search for an experiencing that feels real is evident in both Winnicott's life and work. He believed deeply that individuals possess a unique, innate authenticity. One feels most alive and free when in touch with this core sense of real self. Winnicott's work with patients focused on the experience of what is real in living. He observed that many of his more disturbed patients suffered from a sense of futility. He aimed to facilitate the creation of an internal space in which the patient could learn to play so that life would begin to feel real. For him, this modest yet substantial goal raised questions about the singular role of interpretations as a curative factor. His psychotherapy was not about making clever or apt interpretations. It was essentially a complex derivative of mother's face, affording the opportunity to experience oneself as alive, real, able to relate to objects as oneself, and to have a self into which to retreat for relaxation. Winnicott's theory mirrors the pattern of his own subjectivity and speaks to his own condition. This is not to say that the truth of Winnicott's ideas cannot be evaluated on its own merits. The argument here is that the objective face of theory is not its only face. The method employed is to demonstrate what that theory has to do with Winnicott. Chapter 1 demonstrates how the originality of Winnicott's thought and his originality as a person are inseparable. Winnicott's narcissism, his desire to playfully transform classical concepts, the pride he took in his inventiveness, his reticence toward closure and dogma and need to maintain ambiguity and fluidity all impacted on the content of his theory. Chapter 2 traces the association between Winnicott's theory and his biography. Nevertheless, this is not a search for motivations behind his ideas. Its purpose is to demonstrate the centrality of themes that are present in both his upbringing and his work. Chapter 3 demonstrates how Winnicott sustained a counterpoint between pediatrics and psychoanalysis. Chapter 4 focuses on Winnicott's dialogue with his non-psychoanalytic intellectual precursors. He was influenced by those whose writings resonated with his own aesthetic sensibilities. Chapter 5 shows how Winnicott's radical developmental theory was constructed. It demonstrates what aspects of Freudian thought Winnicott internalized and how he made Freud's theory real for himself. Freud was the theoretical luminary around whom Winnicott orbited and the founding father against whom he struggled to authentically differentiate himself. The epilogue deals with both Winnicott's final paper and the last year of his life. Once again, his subjectivity and theoretical ideas converged. The "Use of an Object" paper was Winnicott's attempt to make public his obscure sense of what enabled him to survive as both a scientist and a dreamer.

The Fabric of Affect in the Psychoanalytic Discourse

Author: Andre Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134821273
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Psychology

The Fabric of Affect in the Psychoanalytic Discourse is a seminal work on one of the most neglected topics in psychoanalysis, that of affect. Originally published in French as Le Discours Vivant, and by one of the most distinguished living analysts, the book is structured in three parts: Affect within psychoanalytic literature Clinical practice of psychoanalysis: structure and process Theoretical study: affect, language and discourse; negative hallucination Written in a clear, lucid style, connecting theory to both culture and clinical practice, this book will appeal to psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, and also to those involved in cultural studies.

Psychotic Anxieties and Containment

Author: Margaret I. Little
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 0876687850
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Psychology

The author, herself an analyst, gives an intimate picture of how Winnicott conducted her treatment, how he interpreted, how he offered her a holding environment, how he dealt with anger (his and hers), and how he helped her recover from a deep, cataclysmic depression.