The Psychoanalytical Study of the Child

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Vol. 70, No. 1, 2017

The Emerging Adulthood Years: Finding One’s Way in Career and Intimate Love Relationships
Many emerging adults were described as having difficulties taking their first steps into the adult world (Arnett 2004; Settersten and Ray 2010). These difficulties are manifested in postponement of developmental transitions, and an increased likelihood...
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Young or Emerging Adulthood: A Psychoanalytic View
In 1984 the American Psychoanalytic Association held its first, and seemingly its last, panel on the psychoanalysis of young adults (Jacobs and Chused 1987). For this neglected age group (eighteen to twenty-five), seen to be different than adolescents...
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100 Years of Adolescence and Its Prehistory from Cave to Computer
The motions of the heavenly bodies could be charted according to Ptolemy just as correctly as according to Copernicus.-Burtt (1923, 24)Adolescence is the passage from childhood to adulthood. No developmental theory can explain early adulthood without...
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What It Means to an Analyst When Analyses End
We began this project by selecting a group of relatively like-minded older analysts who had been very active in their analytic careers. Three of us had previously worked together studying the shared effect of September 11, 2001, on patients and analysts....
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Inventing the Future: Narrativity, Agency, and Dynamic Systems Theory
To me, Marianne Kris was a futurist. Her seminal paper, "The Use of Prediction in a Longitudinal Study," is a touchstone and cautionary tale for the desire in us to capture that elusive realm of the yet-to-be. Will our musings of our patients' hoped...
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Securing Home Base: Separation-Individuation, Attachment Theory, and the “Virtual Worlds” Paradigm in Video Games
As academic interest in video games grows and spreads across disciplinary divides,1 the view that video games are self-contained and separate "virtual worlds"2 has become increasingly popular, especially in psychoanalytic writing about games. The virtual...
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Trauma, Mothering, and Intergenerational Transmission: A Synthesis of Behavioral and Oxytocin Research
Four decades ago, the now well-known metaphor "ghosts in the nursery" (Fraiberg, Adelson, and Shapiro 1975) was coined, vividly capturing the hypothesis that the mother's past trauma-if not accessed, processed, and resolved-will "intrude into" the mother-infant...
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The Transition to Motherhood: Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience Perspectives
Although psychoanalytic theory has provided substantial insight into the impact of the primary object on an individual's inner world throughout development, the psychic development in adulthood of the primary object herself has received less attention....
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Editor’s Introduction to Our New Publisher
In 1945, as World War II drew to its close, a band of psychoanalytic pioneers ambitiously proposed the creation of a new professional journal. They hoped to gather together the accumulating knowledge about child development into newly proposed psychoanalytic...
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The Death of Childhood
Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.-George R. R. Martin, A Game of ThronesBecause children grow up, we think a child's purpose is to grow up. But a child's purpose is to be a child.-Tom Stoppard, The Coast of UtopiaTo grow up is to wonder...
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Psychodynamic and Neuroscientific Perspectives on Motherhood: An Introduction to the Section
The transition to motherhood is a unique period of reorganization at the level of mind and brain. Psychodynamic theory has speculated for some time regarding the mechanisms that might underscore this transitional period of adulthood, but recent neurobiological...
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The Importance of Mental Organization (or Character Structure) When Diagnosing and Analyzing Asperger’s Patients
The tendency to miss the diagnosis of high-functioning Asperger's syndromeAs psychoanalysts embrace a nonlinear dynamic systems model of development (Mayes 2001; Galatzer-Levy 2004; Abrams 2008, 2011; Olesker and Lament 2008; Knight 2011; Lament 2011;...
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Early Latency and the Impact of the Digital World: Exploring the Effect of Technological Games on Evolving Ego Capacities, Superego Development, and Peer Relationships
The latency years are renowned as the age of autonomy and industry; this period of development is universally defined by the relative quieting of oedipal pressures, the child's vastly increased capacity for emotional and behavioral self-control, and...
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The Transitional Phenomena Functions of Smartphones for Adolescents
There is great concern among psychoanalytically oriented mental health professionals about the impact of technology on psychological development. The very inevitability of the "electrified mind" (Akhtar 2011) raises the hackles of the vast majority....
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Listening to the Transition: Adolescent to Adult
Listening to late adolescents, in transition to adulthood, differs from listening to adults. In their struggle to declare their independence, to develop their own voice, they seem caught between echoing their parents' words and arguing against what they...
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Revisiting Adolescents’ Narcissism in the Age of Cyberspace
Adolescence's maturational and developmental tasks appear to be facilitated by the use of technology. Technology functions as a kind of prosthesis during this stage's painful transitions. Touring cyberspace is today he most salient adolescent activity.From...
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Development in the Digital Age: An Introduction to the Section
The digital revolution of the last quarter-century has had an unmistakable impact on every facet of life in our society. In this section we examine its reverberations in child and adolescent development as conceptualized by psychoanalysts and interested...
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Emerging Adulthood: A Developmental Phase: An Introduction to the Section
Since the turn of this century, there has been greater public concern and focus on people between the ages of twenty and thirty, as the public's view of the process of becoming an adult has had to make a radical change from what was thought of fifty...
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Emerging Adulthood and Nonlinear Dynamic Systems Theory
In the last twenty years contemporary developmental researchers and theorists have studied the many complex nonlinear factors that contribute to a child's development. Research in neuropsychology (Edelman 1987), the development of cognition (Thelen and...
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Vol. 69, 2015

Looking Back-And Forward-At the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child
THE FIRST VOLUME OF THE PSYCHOANALYTIC STUdY OF THE CHILD (PSOC), published in 1945, opened with the following preface by the founding editors-Anna Freud, Heinz Hartmann, and Ernst Kris:The contribution of psychoanalysis to the study of the child covers...
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The War against Women in Psychoanalytic Culture: Introduction to the Section
Freud is the father of psychoanalysis. It had no mother.- Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch"The war against women" refers to those interlocking systems of discrimination, ubiquitous in cross-cultural contexts, that aim to subjugate women. It is founded...
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Pernicious Residues of Foundational Postulates: Their Impact on Women
Even viewed through an educated twenty-first-century eye, the past hundred-plus years of psychoanalytic observations of women continue to evoke a certain righteous indignation, not to mention moments of elaborate ridicule.After all, these are some of...
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A Misuse of Bion's "Reverie-Ing Mother": Another Weapon in the War against Women as Waged in the Consulting Room
"Oh, come on," you implore, with exasperation. The war against women in psychoanalytic practice has been fought and won. Why, the evidence is all around us. We have new theories now. The corrections have been made. We have to dig up the archives and...
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The War on Women in Psychoanalytic Theory Building: Past to Present
INTRODUCTIONPSYCHOANALYSIS, UNFORTUNATELY, HAS BEEN AND STILL CAN PROVE a significant problem for women. This has taken the form of waging war on them by direct and indirect blind affirmations of the common antifemale bias in our Western culture, offered...
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Women and Children Last: Reflections on the History of Child Psychoanalysis
ANYONE WHO TRIES TO PRACTICE CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOanalysis must be aware of the prejudices against it. These prejudices are manifest primarily in resistance to treatment. Parents say that competing activities, including other therapies, matter...
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Is There a War on Women in Psychoanalysis?: The Disappearance of a Group of Women Leaders
THAT WOMEN ARE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST AND ARE THE OBJECTS of control, hostility, and restriction of freedom is obvious in religious extremist societies and in much of the developing world as well. In the developed world, particularly in the West, women...
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Working with "Out-of-Control" Children-A Two-Systems Approach
EIGHT-YEAR-OLD RACHEL HAD TERRIFYING RAGES, THREATENED HER mother with a knife, and locked her out of the house. Once the treatment began, Rachel entered each session determined to wreck the office; she flung everything she could get her hands on through...
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Monday-Morning Quarterbacking: A Senior Analyst Uses His Early Work to Discuss Contemporary Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Technique
CONTEMPORARY CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOANALYTIC THEORY and technique have evolved and changed a great deal from when I began my training in 1981. For example, our understandings of both development and maturation have expanded greatly. When I began...
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Autism Spectrum Disorders: In Theory and Practice
INTRODUCTIONAUTISM, ASPERGER'S SYNDROME, AND RELATED DISORDERS-NOW termed the "autism spectrum disorders," or ASD (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013)-have been officially recognized as psychiatric disorders since 1980. The original work on...
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Pivotal Response Treatment: Case Reports
HISTORY OF BEHAVIORAL TREATMENTAUTISM WAS IDENTIFIED AS A DISTINCT DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER in the early 1940s by Leo Kanner (1943) and for the next few decades was considered relatively rare, with prevalence estimates at approximately one in two thousand...
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Ten Little Monkeys
INTRODUCTIONTHIS PAPER HAS TWO CLINICAL PARTS. THE FIRST IS AN ACCOUNT of a session at the beginning of the treatment of a child I call "Bobby," and it demonstrates Bobby's limited but emerging symbolic capacity in the context of his shifting regulatory...
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Austistic Children: Bodily Factors in the Use of Language
INTRODUCTION"HOW CAN I TALK IF MY LIPS DON'T MOVE?" THIS IS THE TITLE OF A book by Tito Mukhopadhyay (2008), who was diagnosed with severe autism at the age of three. With help from his mother and from imaginative speech and language therapists, Tito...
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The Application of Child Analytic Principles to Educational Models, School Consultations, and Psychopharmacology: Introduction to the Section
THE EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE PSYCHOANALYTIC STUDY OF THE CHILD was keen to devote a section in this volume to the applications of child and adolescent psychoanalytic thought as they arise in contexts outside the consulting room. Claudia Lament asked for...
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Emotions Influence Cognition: The Missing Ingredient in School Evaluations
INTRODUCTIONCONTEMPORARY EDUCATORS OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCHILDREN ARE more and more aware of the importance of emotions in the education of children (Sobe, 2012). Yet far too often the education of teachers, the psychological or psychiatric evaluation...
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The Same Fish: Creating Space for Therapeutic Relationships, Play, and Development in a School for Children with Special Needs
INTRODUCTION (R. SOSLAND)I HAD JUST SPENT THREE INTENSE YEARS LEARNING CHILD AND adolescent psychoanalysis and psychotherapy at an institute in New York City. I had worked in the clinic of the institute, individually with children-some two and three...
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The Value of Reflective Functioning within an Academic Therapeutic Nursery
Developmental Aspects of Reflective Functioning and Intersubjectivity: The Two-Person Psychology of the Parent-Child RelationshipThe developing sense of self depends on the mother as "other," as self-experience and self-recognition is intimately connected...
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The Space Between: Educating the Whole Child
To paraphrase Jimi Hendrix in addressing his audience in 1969, let's all settle down, we all want the same thing. When it comes to raising and educating children, indeed we do. We want motivated learners who are not needlessly hampered by distractibility,...
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Child Psychotherapy, Child Analysis, and Medication: A Flexible, Integrative Approach
Children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems are brought for consultation to mental health practitioners in hopes of obtaining guidance as to what treatments can be helpful. In the current environment, for problems of any severity,...
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Vol. 68, 2014

Exploring the Dialectical Space: A Brief History of the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child
INTRODUCTION: THE MODES OF HISTORYHISTORY IS THE MORE OR LESS RELIABLE RECORD OF THE PAST. historians are the guardians of that database and its principal contributors. In addition, they share the responsibility of establishing and assuring standards...
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Transgender Children: Conundrums and Controversies - an Introduction to the Section
UNDERSTANDING TRANSGENDER CHILDREN HAS EVOKED GREAT INterest and perplexity in our contemporary world. A greater number of youths than ever before, which in years past was considered a rara avis, are entering our consulting rooms with presentations within...
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Listening and Learning from Gender-Nonconforming Children
for those of you old enough to have had your childhood imbued with Popeye the Sailor Man, you may remember Popeye, in his gravelly voice, belting out this famous line "I yam what I yam an' that's all I yam." Simply, that is the theme of this discussion:...
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Free to Be You and Me: Normal Gender-Role Fluidity - Commentary on Diane Ehrensaft's "Listening and Learning from Gender-Nonconforming Children"
"I'm not! And if turning up my hair makes me one, I'll wear it in two tails till I'm twenty," cried Jo, pulling off her net, and shaking down a chestnut mane. "I hate to think I've got to grow up, and be Miss March, and wear long gowns, and look as prim...
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Discussion of Diane Ehrensaft's "Listening and Learning from Gender-Nonconforming Children"
I ACCEPTED THE INVITATION TO COMMENT ON DR. EHRENSAFT'S PAPER because it introduces us to a topic that rarely has been discussed in the psychoanalytic literature. Children who feel that they "are" a gender other than that suggested by their external...
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If We Listen: Discussion of Diane Ehrensaft's "Listening and Learning from Gender-Nonconforming Children"
we would like to thank dr. ehrensaft for the opportunity to discuss her thought-provoking paper that brings to the fore the controversial topic of gender dysphoria, one that has been dealt with only summarily in the analytic literature. By introducing...
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"Frankie" Revisited: Foundational Concepts in Flux - an Introduction to the Section
a fresh examination of an earlier child analysis-particularly one that enjoys "classic" status -holds much promise. It stimulated some to examine new causative agents-new "whys"-that have been recognized in the interim. This was what happened when The...
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The Analysis of a Phobic Child 1: Some Problems of Theory and Technique in Child Analysis
Ifrankie, a 5½ -year-old boy of superior intelligence who was eager to learn, was brought into analysis because of a severe school phobia. He liked to play with other children and was friendly and amenable with them, but shy and withdrawn in the presence...
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Discussion of Berta Bornstein's "The Analysis of a Phobic Child"
Theoretical Questionsalthough there is much attention in the large middle sections of the paper to the oedipal problems that beset this very disturbed and demanding young child, it was interesting to see the degree of space also given to the pre-oedipal...
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Berta Bornstein's "Frankie": The Contemporary Relevance of a Classic to the Treatment of Children with Disruptive Symptoms
Introductionpeter fonagy, mary target, and their colleagues (see, for example, Bateman and Fonagy, 2011), D. W. Winnicott (1953, for example), as well as Robert Emde (1999, 2000), Stanley Greenspan (Greenspan and Shanker, 2004) and their colleagues,...
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A Nonlinear Lens on Berta Bornstein's "Frankie"
a case study is never about the patient. nor is it about the analyst, nor the analyst-patient dyad. It is not even about the triad of patient-analyst (author)-reader. Any case study lives within ever-widening contexts of meanings whose appearance is...
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Co-Creativity and Interactive Repair: Commentary on Berta Bornstein's "The Analysis of a Phobic Child"
Introductioni welcomed the chance to reread this classic paper. not only is it enjoyable reading, but it also provides us important data to use in considerations of analytic process. Bornstein offers us many observations of a young child and his play,...
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What Child Analysis Can Teach Us about Psychoanalytic Technique
my child analytic patients have insisted i listen to their ideas about how they need to communicate the pain that brings them to treatment. They do this by letting me know how we are going to interact, how our play and talk needs to evolve. If I fail...
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Toward a Psychoanalytic Wayof- Being in the Game of Life: Discussion of a Paper by Steven Ablon
a bit like winnicott's (1960) awareness that there is no baby without a mother, despite our literature implying otherwise, there is no analytic technique without a clinician. More specifically, there are no techniques not always already embedded within...
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Postscripts: Reflections on the Post-Termination Phase
IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS, CHILD AND ADOLESCENT ANALYSANDS MAY return to the analyst following termination, either to touch base or to seek further treatment.1 A patient's return may enable the analyst to critique not only the long-term outcome of her analytic...
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The Transformation of Achilles in the Iliad: A Reading from the Views of Sibling Narratives and Nonlinear Growth
IN FULL KNOWLEDGE THAT I AM EXAMINING FICTIVE CHARACTERS, I follow Juliet Mitchell's guidance (Mitchell, 2003. p. x) that a wide array of sources, including literary works, can throw light on subjects that target aspects of the sociocultural and psychological...
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The Role of Sports in the Development of the Superego of the Male Latency Child
INTRODUCTIONAS A PROFESSION WE HAVE IGNORED SPORTS AS THOUGH WE WERE never very good at it, or as if, being akin to play, it is a pastime of little psychological importance. Yet it is incumbent on child analysts to view sports as an important sector...
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Vol. 67, 2013

Siblings Thinking Theory
The paper arguesfor the development of a theoretical understanding of lateral relations, starting with siblings, along a horizontal axis. This would be autonomous but interactive with the vertical axis of parent-child.THIS TALK IS FIRST AND FOREMOST...
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An Introduction
FOR MANY YEARS, JULIET MITCHELL HAS BEEN HUNTING DOWN THE elements of a mystery: Why has there been no place for the topic of siblings in the psychoanalytic superstructure? Historically, the lateral dimension in psychic life was seen largely as a displacement...
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Sibling Recognition and the Development of Identity: Intersubjective Consequences of Sibling Differentiation in the Sister Relationship
Identity is, among other things, a means to adapt to the others around whom one must fit. Psychoanalytic theory has highlighted ways in which the child fits in by emulating important others, especially through identification. Alternately, the child may...
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Sibling Interaction
Sibling interactions traditionally were conceived psychoanalytically in "vertical" and parentified oedipal terms and overlooked in their own right, for complicated reasons (Colonna and Newman 1983). Important work has been done to right this, from the...
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Three Contextual Frameworks for Siblingships: Nonlinear Thinking, Disposition, and Phallocentrism
This discussion of Juliet Mitchell's paper "Siblings: Thinking Theory" places her work within the context of three frameworks: nonlinear thinking, disposition, and phallocentrism. The nonlinear dimension of the developmental process demonstrates how...
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The Theory of Sibling Trauma and the Lateral Dimension
Juliet Mitchell has made an invaluable contribution to psychoanalytic developmental theory with her elucidation of sibling trauma. She suggests that this is a universal experience of the preoedipal child who becomes aware of the world of similar others...
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Concurrent Work with Parents of Adolescent Patients
Over the last ten years we have seen an increasing acceptance of the general idea of working with parents of child patients. What remains, however, as an area of controversy, conflict, and resistance, is the question of whether and how much therapists...
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Dialogue with the Novicks
Two of the editors o/The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child converse with authors Kerry Kelly Novick and Jack Novick, Ph.D., about their paper "Concurrent Work with Parents of Adolescent Patients." Highlights include the authors' stated goal of restoring...
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Weaving Child Psychoanalysis: Past, Present, and Future
Using the metaphor of a fabric woven from many threads, this paper describes nine of the many conceptual strands that have contributed to the development of child psychoanalysis over its first century. It notes the unfortunate isolation (sometimes self-imposed)...
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"There Has Never Been Anything like a Classical Child Analysis": Clinical Discussions with Anna Freud, 1970-1971
This paper reports on a series of clinical discussions with Anna Freud, faculty and trainees at the Hampstead Clinic in 1970-1971. Anna Freud's comments are published here for the first time. The meetings concerned the nature and use of relationships...
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What Becomes of Infantile Traumatic Memories?: An Adult "Wild Child" Is Asked to Remember
A severely traumatized child, acting like a wild animal, was removed from her parents at thirteen months of age when her three-week-old sister was found, bitten and shaken to death. (Her father was later convicted of manslaughter and imprisoned.) The...
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Evolution of Traumatic Narratives: Impact of the Holocaust on Children of Survivors
Traumas' lessons are embedded in oral narratives of disasters that are transmitted over centuries and incorporated into historical memory; often they are woven into scripture and religious ritual; eventually they become encrypted in the collective unconscious....
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The Internal/External Issue: What Is an Outer Object? Another Person as Object and as Separate Other in Object Relations Models
The question of what we mean by the term outer object has its roots in the epistemological foundation of psychoanalysis. From the very beginning, Freud's view was Kantian, and psychoanalysis has kept that stance, as it seems. The author reviews the internal/external...
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Commentary on Zachrisson
This piece is a discussion of Anders Zachrisson's paper "The Internal/ External Issue: What Is an Outer Object ? Another Person as Object and as Separate Other in Object Relations Models. " In this paper, Zachrisson referenced three questions that I...
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The Interface between Cyberspace and Psychotherapeutic Space: Relationship Avoidance and Intimacy in Adolescent Psychotherapy
This paper documents one aspect of an adolescent boy's psychotherapy, as a basis for discussion of the theoretical issues for introducing cyberspace communication into psychodynamic therapy. The patient's "blogging'' serves as a platform for consideration...
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Acute Onset of the Sinking Feeling in the Elderly: A Case Report and Addendum to an Article Published in This Annual in 1984
During a recent review of S. Freud's "Elisabeth von R.," the author experienced a forme fruste of the sinking feeling he had described in this annual in 1984. He avers that his current reaction promoted a morenuanced analysis, and advocates the rereading...
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Vol. 66, 2012

Saving the Treatment: Affect Intolerance in a Boy, His Parents, the Mental Health Community, and His Analyst
Psychoanalytic thinkers have been writing about children's struggles with affect for many years (E. Furman, 1956; Katan, 1973; Chused, 1999; Gilmore, 2005). They have reported on mothers' inability to provide containment and fathers' use of physical...
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Discussion of Victoria Todd's Paper: "Saving the Treatment: Affect Intolerance in a Boy, His Parents, the Mental Health Community, and His Analyst"
D. W. Winnicott wrote, "One analyst cannot have enough cases to cover all contingencies. ..." (1958, p. 123). He was referring to the fact that any one analyst has a relatively small number of cases at any one time or even over a lifetime. He was talking...
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Commentary on Victoria Todd's Paper: "Saving the Treatment: Affect Intolerance in a Boy, His Parents, the Mental Health Community, and His Analyst"
Ms. Todd's paper illustrates both the value of the analytic frame and the relevance of a flexible approach in response to the external reality. In this case, the impingement of the outside environment became an ongoing threat to the analysts thinking...
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"I Want to Be All Gone": Psychoanalysis of a Three-Year-Old Failure-to-Thrive Child
A three-year-old child said to me, "I want to be all gone." Because this very young child had the capacity to talk about and demonstrate her internal world, this case offered the opportunity to explore both her life-threatening symptoms and the underlying...
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The Scent of the Other
While there are many exchanges that take place during our early development, some have a more profound impact on our developmental trajectory than others. In the milieu of a disturbed mother-child dyad, what becomes of self and other object representations?...
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Aggression and Impulse Control in the Analysis of a Young Boy
The analysis of a young boy with aggressive, impulsive problems is reported with an emphasis on technique. The step-by-step analytic work is reported to highlight the gradual emergence of the underlying function, determinants, and developmental context...
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Treating Children with Affect Dysregulation: Discussion of Dr. Wendy Olesker's Analysis of Matt
This paper is a discussion of Dr. Wendy Olesker's sensitive analytic treatment of an impulsive, affectively dysregulated, preschool child. Drawing on her knowledge and understanding of developmental interference, trauma, and conflict, Dr. Olesker uses...
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Iatrogenic Trauma Masquerading as Autistic Spectrum Disorder: The Use of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in Overcoming a Persistent Developmental Interference in a Four-Year-Old Boy
A four-year-old child, thought to be autistic, emerged from his illness and returned to normal development via the working-through of his early traumatic medical experience.INTRODUCTIONb. was a four-year-old boy who first became a concern due to difficulties...
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Helping a Boy with Chronic Medical Problems Get on Friendly Terms with His Body and Puberty
"My mom wants me to shave off my facial hair, but I like it. I think it makes me look mature, " said sixteen-year-old Alex as he proudly stroked the crop of hairs sprouting from his chin. I was speechless. Why ? Because for years I had heard about all...
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Childhood Mourning: An Impossible Desire in Lois Lowry's A Summer to Die
In Lois Lowry's A Summer to Die, protagonist Meg Chalmers appears unser than her thirteen years, able to handle such painful crises as her sisters death to leukemia, moving to a new town in the middle of a school year, and witnessing the birth of her...
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Mum's the Word: Are We Becoming Silent on Masturbation?
This paper explores the trend in contemporary child analytic technique away from addressing material related to masturbation. The author invites reconsideration of the value of timely, tactful exploration of a child's impulses, fantasies, and related...
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The Use of the Computer and the Internet in Child Psychoanalysis
The revolution in communications has affected society at large and psychoanalysis in particular and, in this article, child analysis as well. A technically advanced nine-year-old Korean girl chose to use the computer and the Internet as her ways of revealing...
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Integrating the Therapeutic into the Developmental in Treating Disturbed Adolescents
This clinical study is organized around the treatment of a ¿ate adolescent who feared suiciding impulsively during an immobilizing depression and who proceeded to develop other severe symptoms. Yet he steadfastly refused to take medication and objected...
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Why Aren't We Curious about Nannies?
This paper is an exploration of a topic whose specific intrapsychic significance has remained relatively unformulated in the psychoanalytic literature. Though nannies (that is, caregivers whose job it is to care for children at home in their parents'...
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The Hampstead Clinic at Work: Discussions in the Diagnostic Profile Research Group
Minutes of the Hampstead Clinics Diagnostic Profile Research Group during a fifteen-month period (1964-1965) are reviewed and discussed. A wide range of topics were considered and discussed, with a special focus on the affective life, object relations,...
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