The Winnicott Tradition: Lines of Development—Evolution of Theory and Practice over the Decades

Editor : Margaret Boyle Spelman, Editor : Frances Thomson-Salo

The Winnicott Tradition: Lines of Development—Evolution of Theory and Practice over the Decades

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Reviews and Endorsements

‘I am proud and delighted to endorse this latest and important contribution to the Lines of Development series.’
— Anne-Marie Sandler, past Vice-President of the International Psychoanalytical Association and Sigourney Award Recipient

‘This book is full of fascinating treasures and constitutes an important and exciting addition to the Winnicott literature.’
— Victoria Hamilton, PhD, musician, artist, and author of The Analyst’s Preconconscious

‘As my supervisor, Winnicott never gave me advice. He gave me his ideas and encouraged me to follow my own way. The fruitfulness of this approach is beautifully illustrated in this book where his ideas can be seen to have stimulated a wealth of exciting and original clinical and theoretical developments.’
— Juliet Hopkins, PhD, child and adult psychoanalytic psychotherapist and author

‘This is a book that, now that it exists, makes us wonder that it was not done before. Winnicott’s work continues to be of great relevance and value, and in these pages we see more of why: Winnicott not only theorised creativity, freedom of thought, the quest for personal meaning, and the interplay between internal and environmental realities, but he also seems to have enacted them continually in his life and work. The papers collected here locate Winnicott in his context, and show how and why he constantly stretched beyond it. They are a treasure trove that one imagines Winnicott would himself have been intrigued to read.’
— Mary Target, Professor of Psychoanalysis, University College London

‘This book demonstrates the authentic, multifaceted fertility of Winnicott’s ideas, language, and style of thinking. His innovative psychoanalytic concepts, his fascinating clinical stories about child and adult patients, and his unique ability to talk to laypeople – putting his ideas to work outside the consulting room – started a new way in psychoanalysis. We can see here how his heritage flourishes today in many fields thanks to his followers, who share a generative attitude, open to new ideas. This book confirms a very special, personal heritage left by Winnicott: how opening the door to the potential and to the unexpected can become a fruitful tradition. This heritage, this tradition, is now in good hands.’
— Stefano Bolognini, President of the International Psychoanalytical Association

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