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Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

by Gabor Mate, Gordon Neufeld

  • Paperback £10.99

'Mate's book will make you examine your behaviour in a new light' Guardian

'bold, wise and deeply moral. [Mate] is a healer to be cherished' Naomi Klein, author of No Logo and The Shock... (more)

Nurturing Children: From Trauma to Growth Using Attachment Theory, Psychoanalysis and Neurobiology

Nurturing Children: From Trauma to Growth Using Attachment Theory, Psychoanalysis and Neurobiology

by Graham Music

  • Paperback £20.99

Nurturing Children describes children's lives transformed through therapy. Drawing on decades of experience, internationally respected clinician and trainer Graham Music tackles major issues... (more)

Siblings in the Unconscious and Psychopathology: Womb Fantasies, Claustrophobias, Fear of Pregnancy, Murderous Rage, Animal Symbolism, Christmas and Easter

Siblings in the Unconscious and Psychopathology: Womb Fantasies, Claustrophobias, Fear of Pregnancy, Murderous Rage, Animal Symbolism, Christmas and Easter "Neuroses", and Twinnings or Identifications with Sisters and Brothers

by Vamik D. Volkan, Gabriele Ast

  • Paperback £29.99

This book examines adults’ identifications and internal relationships with their siblings’ mental representations. The authors believe that the best way to illustrate clinical formulations and... (more)

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

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

Edited by Margaret Boyle Spelman, Frances Thomson-Salo

  • Paperback £54.99

This volume in a book series on psychoanalytic leaders, provides a geographically global sampler of writing stemming from Winnicott’s complex and paradoxical thinking.

In the first section, on... (more)

Understanding 8-9-year-olds

Understanding 8-9-year-olds

by Biddy Youell

  • Paperback £10.99

Understanding 8-9-Year-Olds describes how children grow and change as they move further away from reliance on home and family, out into the world of school and community. Children of this age develop... (more)

The Making of Them: The British Attitude to Children and the Boarding School System

The Making of Them: The British Attitude to Children and the Boarding School System

by Nick Duffell

  • Paperback £20.00

This thought-provoking book reveals the bewildering dilemmas confronting the boarding school child, and discovers a dark secret at the heart of the British psyche. The author, a psychotherapist and... (more)

Understanding Your Two-Year-Old

Understanding Your Two-Year-Old

by Lisa Miller, Your Child Understanding

  • Paperback £10.99

What makes children in their 'terrible twos' behave as they do? How can parents decide when their child is ready for day care, and manage their child's transition to a trusted child minder? Lisa... (more)

Love, Guilt and Reparation

Love, Guilt and Reparation

by Melanie Klein

  • Paperback £12.99

This book shows the growth of Melanie Klein's work and ideas between 1921 and 1945. The earlier papers reveal her intense preoccupation with the impact of infant anxieties upon child development. The... (more)

Understanding Infants Psychoanalytically: A Post-Jungian Perspective on Michael Fordham's Model of Development

Understanding Infants Psychoanalytically: A Post-Jungian Perspective on Michael Fordham's Model of Development

by Elizabeth Urban

  • Paperback £26.99 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.00)

Focussing on infants and the relationship between child and parent, this book presents a discourse on eminent Jungian child analyst Michael Fordham's model of development that extended Jung's theory... (more)

Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children

Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children

by Linda Goldman

  • Paperback £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)

For decades, Life and Loss has been the book clinicians have relied on for a full and nuanced presentation of the many issues with which grieving children grapple, as well as an honest exploration of... (more)

Mentalization-Based Treatment for Adolescents: A Practical Treatment Guide

Mentalization-Based Treatment for Adolescents: A Practical Treatment Guide

Edited by Trudie Rossouw, Maria Wiwe

  • Paperback £22.49 (RRP : £24.99 save £2.50)

Mentalization-Based Treatment for Adolescents (MBT-A)is a practical guide for child and adolescent mental health professionals to help enhance their knowledge, skills and practice.

The book... (more)

The Baby and the Drive: Lacanian Work with Newborns and Infants

The Baby and the Drive: Lacanian Work with Newborns and Infants

by Marie Couvert

  • Paperback £29.99

The Baby and the Drive presents a new reading of psychoanalytic drive theory, as well as offering clinical tools for early identification of difficulties and intervention with babies and their... (more)

The Baby and the Bathwater

The Baby and the Bathwater

by Nina Coltart

  • Paperback £24.99

Nina Coltart’s final book is an inspiring collection of classic papers that embody the practice of English psychoanalysis in the independent tradition. Containing wisdom to be enjoyed and reflected... (more)

Psychodynamic Interventions in Pregnancy and Infancy: Clinical and Theoretical Perspectives

Psychodynamic Interventions in Pregnancy and Infancy: Clinical and Theoretical Perspectives

by Bjorn Salomonsson

  • Paperback £32.99

Psychodynamic Interventions in Pregnancy and Infancy builds on Bjoern Salomonsson's experiences as a psychoanalytic consultant working with parents and their babies. Emotional problems during the... (more)

Field Theory in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis: Understanding and Reacting to Unexpected Developments

Field Theory in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis: Understanding and Reacting to Unexpected Developments

by Elena Molinari

  • Paperback £36.99

Field Theory in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis looks at the intersection of two types of psychoanalysis that challenge the classic model; child analysis, and field theory.

Children... (more)

Reading Klein

Reading Klein

by Margaret Rustin, Michael Rustin

  • Paperback £34.99

Reading Klein provides an introduction to the work of one of the twentieth century's greatest psychoanalysts, known in particular for her contribution in developing child analysis and for her vivid... (more)

The Practice of Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy: Claiming the Baby: Second Edition

The Practice of Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy: Claiming the Baby: Second Edition

by Tessa Baradon, Michela Biseo

  • Paperback £36.99

The Practice of Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy is a comprehensive handbook, addressing the provision of therapeutic help for babies and their parents when their attachment relationship is... (more)

Short-term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Adolescents with Depression: A Treatment Manual

Short-term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Adolescents with Depression: A Treatment Manual

Edited by Jocelyn Catty

  • Paperback £36.99

Short-term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (STPP) is a manualised, time-limited model of psychoanalytic psychotherapy comprising twenty-eight weekly sessions for the adolescent patient and seven... (more)

Understanding 4-5-Year-Olds

Understanding 4-5-Year-Olds

by Lesley Maroni

  • Paperback £10.99
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Understanding 4-5-year-olds gives a thoughtful overview of the challenges that children face as they gradually move away from a strong attachment to their families and turn towards the wider world of... (more)

Parent-Infant Psychodynamics: Wild Things, Mirrors and Ghosts

Parent-Infant Psychodynamics: Wild Things, Mirrors and Ghosts

Edited by Joan Raphael-Leff

  • Paperback £27.99 (RRP : £28.99 save £1.00)

This text focuses on the interweaving psychic realities and unconscious dynamics between family members in the context of changing patterns of socio-cultural expectations, ethical considerations and... (more)

Spilt Milk: Perinatal Loss and Breakdown

Spilt Milk: Perinatal Loss and Breakdown

Edited by Joan Raphael-Leff

  • Paperback £14.99

A collection of lectures by eminent members of the British Psycho-analytical Society. Includes papers on the experience of having a baby, pregnancy and the internal world, pregnancy after stillbirth... (more)

The Bi-Personal Field: Experiences in Child Analysis

The Bi-Personal Field: Experiences in Child Analysis

by Antonino Ferro

  • Paperback £39.99

This book sets out a new a new conceptual system for analysis based on the inner world of the patient and its interaction with the inner world of the the analyst. Ferro takes a fresh look at... (more)

Adolescent Breakdown and Beyond

Adolescent Breakdown and Beyond

Edited by Moses Laufer

  • Paperback £34.99

This is the second monograph published by Karnac Books on behalf of the Brent Adolescent Centre/Centre for Research into Adolescent Breakdown. Drawing on the Centre's unique pool of expertise in the... (more)

The Piggle: The Account of the Psychoanalytic Treatment of a Little Girl

The Piggle: The Account of the Psychoanalytic Treatment of a Little Girl

by Donald W. Winnicott

  • Paperback £14.99
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On 16 occasions, from the age of two until the age of five, 'the Piggle' - a little girl seriously disturbed by the birth of a younger sister - visited Dr Winnincott. This is an account of her... (more)

Home is Where We Start From: Essays by a Psychoanalyst

Home is Where We Start From: Essays by a Psychoanalyst

by Donald W. Winnicott

  • Paperback £11.69 (RRP : £12.99 save £1.30)

A series of papers divided into three groups: 'Health and Illness', 'The Family', and 'Reflections on society'. (more)

Live Company: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Autistic, Borderline, Deprived and Abused Children

Live Company: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Autistic, Borderline, Deprived and Abused Children

by Anne Alvarez

  • Paperback £31.49 (RRP : £34.99 save £3.50)

Children whose minds as well as bodies have been damaged by the intrusions of sexual abuse, violence or neglect, and others, quite different, who are handicapped by their own mysterious sensitivities... (more)

The Suicidal Adolescent

The Suicidal Adolescent

Edited by Moses Laufer

  • Paperback £36.99

As our knowledge of the change and turmoil of adolescence grows, so the number of issues on which psychotherapeutic techniques can shed light increases: this monograph focuses on one of the most... (more)

From Fetus to Child: An Observational and Psychoanalytic Study

From Fetus to Child: An Observational and Psychoanalytic Study

by Alessandra Piontelli

  • Paperback £36.99

The advent of ultrasound scanning has made it possible to observe the fetus undisturbed in its natural surroundings. In this book the author describes in moving detail her observations of the... (more)

Vision and Separation: Between Mother and Baby

Vision and Separation: Between Mother and Baby

by Kenneth Wright

  • Paperback £24.99

Using not only the ideas of Winnicott and Bowlby, but also drawing on the phenomenological tradition of Cassirer and Susanne Langer, this book examines childhood experience and the nature of therapy.... (more)

Human Nature

Human Nature

by Donald W. Winnicott

  • Paperback £19.95

This is Donald Winnicott's only attempt to write an overview of his ideas. It remained unfinished at his death in 1971. It is an ambitious work. The chapters offer his perspective on most of the main... (more)

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