Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis in a Changing World: Children on the Edge

Editor : Catalina Bronstein, Editor : Sara Flanders

Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis in a Changing World: Children on the Edge

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2023
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 200
  • Category :
    Child and Adolescent Studies
  • Catalogue No : 97221
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032106458
  • ISBN 10 : 103210645X

Reviews and Endorsements

This is a very important book. It is comprehensive, true to the continuing significance of early psychoanalytic concepts for skilled and effective treatments, but with a wide and far-reaching take on the newer issues and pathologies facing children and adolescents in the contemporary world, including the changing sexualities, family structures and new technologies. It is full of psychoanalytic depth and nuance and a large and sometimes interestingly conflicting range of theory. The clinical work is beautiful. Read, learn and enjoy.
Anne Alvarez, PhD MACP Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Catalina Bronstein and Sara Flanders’ new book, Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis in a Changing World: Children on the Edge, is a remarkable work of scholarship that brings together leading contemporary psychoanalytic authors and clinicians in child and adolescent psychoanalysis. This volume is extraordinary in the breadth of its scope that is enriched by clinical and theoretical papers from psychoanalysts in North and South America, Israel and Europe. This book is also noteworthy for the wide array of topics covered in the chapters which include discussions of psychoanalytically oriented infant observation, treatment of autistic children and adolescents, difficulties in early mother/infant relations and current topics such as gender identity, domestic violence, and impact of the pandemic. I highly recommend this book for beginning and seasoned psychotherapists and psychoanalysts who will surely discover the richness of contemporary child analysis.
Lawrence J. Brown, author of Transformations in Clinical Psychoanalysis: Dreaming, Emotions and the Present Moment (Routledge, 2019) and On Freud’s ‘Moses and Monotheism’ (Routledge, 2022)

In this carefully edited volume Bronstein and Flanders have gathered an impressive collection of papers from a gifted international group of child analysts and psychotherapists. They cover the whole period of childhood and adolescence and a vast range of emotional problems, and demonstrate clinical imagination, theoretical range and sensitivity to contemporary realities. The richness lies in the vivid descriptions of life in the consulting room, exploring truthfully therapeutic progress and limitations. This is a book for the practitioners of child analysis and others to treasure and be inspired by.
Margaret Rustin

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