The Prenatal Theme in Psychotherapy

Author(s) : Philippe Ploye

The Prenatal Theme in Psychotherapy

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2006
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Child and Adolescent Studies
  • Catalogue No : 22702
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855753648
  • ISBN 10 : 1855753642

Reviews and Endorsements

'Dr Ployé meticulously describes the prenatal mode of operating, characterized by extreme dependency on the analyst and intense passivity. The patient withdraws inside his or her mental cocoon and expects the analyst to function as an idealized placenta or umbilical cord would, by providing everything effortlessly and without having to scream, struggle, or ask.... Dr Ployé's description of the prenatal state of mind is both convincing and illuminating and can alert all of us to the functioning of this particular mode.... [He also] examines the thinking of all his predecessors and contemporaries who have talked about foetal life. In addition to further enriching his description of the foetal mode of mental functioning, this detailed review certainly has historical value.'
- Alessandra Piontelli, From the Foreword

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