Peter Hobson

Peter Hobson is Tavistock Professor of Developmental Psychopathology in the University of London, with a clinical position at the Tavistock Clinic, London. He is a psychiatrist trained at the Maudsley Hospital, London, a psychoanalyst trained at the Institute of Psycho-Analysis, London, and academic developmental psychologist with a PhD from the University of Cambridge. His research interests converge upon the significance of interpersonal relations for understanding the course of human development, both typical and atypical. He has long been intrigued by how consultations in psychoanalytic psychotherapy afford profound insights into human mental life and the potential for development.

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Consultations in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Consultations in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Edited by Peter Hobson

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In the course of addressing the challenges of conducting assessment consultations in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, this book engages with many technical as well as theoretical issues. It includes ... (more)

Brief Psychoanalytic Therapy

Brief Psychoanalytic Therapy

by Peter Hobson

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In recent years, there has been a drive to develop briefer and more focal psychodynamic interventions, with the hope of satisfying the ever-increasing need for mental health support. This book... (more)

The Cradle of Thought: Exploring the Origins of Thinking

The Cradle of Thought: Exploring the Origins of Thinking

by Peter Hobson

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The author refutes the notion that thinking is turned on by biologically pre-determined "modules" in the brain, but that it arises from the nature and quality of the relationship between parent and... (more)

Foundations for Self-Awareness: An Exploration Through Autism

Foundations for Self-Awareness: An Exploration Through Autism

Edited by Peter Hobson, Anthony Lee

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How do young children become aware of themselves and others as selves? This is one of the most challenging issues in developmental psychology and the philosophy of mind. This monograph addresses the... (more)

Autism and the Development of Mind: Second Revised Edition

Autism and the Development of Mind: Second Revised Edition

by Peter Hobson

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The purpose of this essay is to illustrate how the phenomenon of early childhood autism may cast light on issues that are central to our Understanding Of Normal Child Development - Issues Such As The... (more)

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