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Being Present for Your Nursery Age Child: Observing, Understanding, and Helping Children

Being Present for Your Nursery Age Child: Observing, Understanding, and Helping Children

Edited by Jeanne Magagna, Patrizia Pasquini

  • Paperback £36.89 (RRP : £40.99 save £4.10)
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This book represents an innovative project in which parents, teachers and other professionals work collaboratively to observe children, understand them at a deep emotional level through their play... (more)

Child Temperament: New Thinking About the Boundary Between Traits and Illness

Child Temperament: New Thinking About the Boundary Between Traits and Illness

by David Rettew

  • Hardback £19.80 (RRP : £22.00 save £2.20)

What is the difference between a child who is temperamentally sad and one who has depression? Can a kid be angry by temperament without being mentally ill? How can two thrill-seeking parents end up... (more)

Do You Read Me?: Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia and the Denial of Meaning

Do You Read Me?: Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia and the Denial of Meaning

by J.F. Miller

  • Paperback £27.89 (RRP : £30.99 save £3.10)

A fascinating and compelling exploration of the learning process for parents, teachers, and anyone with an interest in education.

Reading and writing are fundamentally about the communication of... (more)

Infant Observation: Creating Transformative Relationships

Infant Observation: Creating Transformative Relationships

Edited by Frances Thomson-Salo

  • Paperback £40.11 (RRP : £42.99 save £2.88)

Seminal and representative papers have been chosen to illustrate the vital importance of infant observation in psychoanalytic training, tracing influences on the practice of infant observation and... (more)

The Essentials of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Primary Schools

The Essentials of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Primary Schools

by Gary Winship, Shelley G. MacDonald

  • Paperback £18.89 (RRP : £20.99 save £2.10)

The book is targeted at all practitioners in the helping and enabling professions working with children and young people, and is essential reading for anyone undertaking training where elements of... (more)

Winnicott's Babies and Winnicott's Patients: Psychoanalysis as Transitional Space

Winnicott's Babies and Winnicott's Patients: Psychoanalysis as Transitional Space

by Margaret Boyle Spelman

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Winnicott’s thinking continues to grow in importance in psychoanalysis today. This book can be described as a clinical primer: by presenting her own personal responses to Winnicott and her initial... (more)

Becoming Parents and Overcoming Obstacles: Understanding the Experience of Miscarriage, Premature Births, Infertility, and Postnatal Depression

Becoming Parents and Overcoming Obstacles: Understanding the Experience of Miscarriage, Premature Births, Infertility, and Postnatal Depression

Edited by Emanuela Quagliata

  • Paperback £18.89 (RRP : £20.99 save £2.10)

There are many books that deal with pregnancy and maternity, and a large number of magazines and articles on paediatric nursing that examine these subjects from different points of view. This volume... (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 £46.83 (RRP : £50.99 save £4.16)

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)

Dream and Fantasy in Child Analysis

Dream and Fantasy in Child Analysis

Edited by Samy Teicher, Michael Gunter

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The contributions to this book, containing talks given at the Conference in Vienna on 'Dream and Fantasy in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy', focus on the close connection... (more)

The Mother and Her Child: Clinical Aspects of Attachment, Separation and Loss

The Mother and Her Child: Clinical Aspects of Attachment, Separation and Loss

Edited by Salman Akhtar

  • Hardback £54.00 (RRP : £60.00 save £6.00)

This edited volume focuses upon the formation of an individual's self in the crucible of the early mother-child relationship. Bringing together contributions from distinguished psychoanalysts and... (more)

Working with Teenage Parents: Handbook of Theory and Practice

Working with Teenage Parents: Handbook of Theory and Practice

by Joan Raphael-Leff

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Includes DVD of Observation clips.

For practitioners working with pregnant teenagers, young parents and their children.

Parenting, like adolescence, is a profoundly disturbing experience,... (more)

Attachment Therapy with Adolescents and Adults: Theory and Practice Post Bowlby: Revised Edition

Attachment Therapy with Adolescents and Adults: Theory and Practice Post Bowlby: Revised Edition

by Dorothy Heard, Brian Lake

  • Paperback £24.29 (RRP : £26.99 save £2.70)

This is a revised edition of an important title originally published in 2009. It is written primarily for psychotherapists and other practitioners and describes a new and effective form of dynamic... (more)

Therapeutic Residential Care for Children and Young People: An Attachment and Trauma-Informed Model for Practice

Therapeutic Residential Care for Children and Young People: An Attachment and Trauma-Informed Model for Practice

by Susan Barton, Rudy Gonzalez

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Children in care who have been traumatized need a therapeutic environment where they can heal and which meets their emotional and developmental needs. This book provides a model of care for... (more)

Deprivation and Delinquency

Deprivation and Delinquency

by Donald W. Winnicott

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An invaluable compilation of D.W. Winnicott's papers, talks, letters and lectures between 1930 and 1970, centred on the theme of the relationship between antisocial behaviour, or more chronically... (more)

Parents and Toddlers in Groups: A Psychoanalytic Developmental Approach

Parents and Toddlers in Groups: A Psychoanalytic Developmental Approach

by Marie Zaphiriou Woods, Inge-Martine Pretorius

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

This book explores how psychoanalytic principles can be applied when working with parents and toddlers in groups. Illustrated with lively observations, it discusses how these parent-toddler groups... (more)

Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development and Clinical Practice

Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development and Clinical Practice

Edited by Diana Fosha, Marion F. Solomon

  • Hardback £27.52 (RRP : £28.00 save £0.48)

We are hardwired to connect with one another, and we connect through our emotions. Our brains, bodies, and minds are inseparable from the emotions that animate them.

Normal human development relies... (more)

The Nursery Age Child

The Nursery Age Child

by Jenny Davids

  • Paperback £15.99

This book aims to facilitate the understandings of nursery age children, that is, children around three, four and five years, and their parents. Children of these ages are particularly fascinating.... (more)

The Janus Face of Prenatal Diagnostics: A European Study Bridging Ethics, Psychoanalysis, and Medicine

The Janus Face of Prenatal Diagnostics: A European Study Bridging Ethics, Psychoanalysis, and Medicine

Edited by Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, John Tsiantis

  • Paperback £37.79 (RRP : £41.99 save £4.20)

Coping with modern technology in the life sciences (biology and medicine) became a major issue for people living in the Twentieth Century, and continues to be so in the present century. Biotechnology... (more)

The Emotional Experience of Adoption: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

The Emotional Experience of Adoption: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Edited by Debbie Hindle, Graham Shulman

  • Paperback £32.55 (RRP : £35.99 save £3.44)

Adoption is an extremely complex and emotionally demanding process for all those involved. This book explores the emotional experience of adoption from a psychoanalytic perspective, and demonstrates... (more)

Theory and Practice in Child Psychoanalysis: An Introduction to the Work of Francoise Dolto

Theory and Practice in Child Psychoanalysis: An Introduction to the Work of Francoise Dolto

Edited by Guy Hall, Francoise Hivernel

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During her lifetime Francoise Dolto revolutionized the psychoanalytic understanding of childhood. As an early pioneer, she emphasized that the child is to be recognized from birth as a person. As a... (more)

Working with Parents and Infants: A Mind-Body Integration Approach

Working with Parents and Infants: A Mind-Body Integration Approach

by Antonella Sansone

  • Paperback £26.67 (RRP : £26.99 save £0.32)

Working with Parents and Infants is aimed at understanding the process of psychosomatic illness, exploring the embodiment of psychosomatic health and illness, and the inseparability of psyche and... (more)

A Question of Technique: Independent Psychoanalytic Approaches with Children and Adolescents

A Question of Technique: Independent Psychoanalytic Approaches with Children and Adolescents

Edited by Monica Lanyado, Ann Horne

  • Paperback £30.87 (RRP : £31.99 save £1.12)

A Question of Technique discusses the cutting edge of contemporary practice in child and adolescent therapy. Monica Lanyado and Ann Horne bring a fresh approach to a field that is largely dominated... (more)

Hidden Treasure: A Map to the Child's Inner Self

Hidden Treasure: A Map to the Child's Inner Self

by Violet Oaklander

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Hidden Treasure is a follow up to Oaklander's first book, Windows To Our Children. Most of the books available in working with this population are written from a traditional 'play therapy' point of... (more)

Can You Help Me? A Guide for Parents

Can You Help Me? A Guide for Parents

by A.H. Brafman

  • Paperback £15.29 (RRP : £16.99 save £1.70)

This book is based on common questions that parents have about their children and their relationships with the world at large. Drawing from his extensive experience as a child psychoanalyst (and as a... (more)

Parent-Infant Psychodynamics: Wild Things, Mirrors and Ghosts

Parent-Infant Psychodynamics: Wild Things, Mirrors and Ghosts

Edited by Joan Raphael-Leff

  • Paperback £28.35 (RRP : £29.99 save £1.64)

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)

The Importance of Sibling Relationships in Psychoanalysis

The Importance of Sibling Relationships in Psychoanalysis

by Prophecy Coles

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'Coles' book starts from the claim that traditionally psychoanalysis, in stressing the relations of conflict between children and parents, has tended to overlook and displace the co-operative... (more)

Face to Face with Children: The Life and Work of Clare Winnicott

Face to Face with Children: The Life and Work of Clare Winnicott

Edited by Joel Kanter

  • Paperback £37.79 (RRP : £41.99 save £4.20)
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This book presents the life and work of one of the leading British social workers of the 20th century. The wife of Donald Winnicott, an analysand of Melanie Klein, a wartime innovator in helping... (more)

Sent Before My Time: A Child Psychotherapist's View of Life on a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Sent Before My Time: A Child Psychotherapist's View of Life on a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

by Margaret Cohen

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Sent Before My Time is an exploration of the workings of a neo natal intensive care unit from a child psychotherapist's point of view. It examines the relationships between the babies, the parents... (more)

Adolescent Breakdown and Beyond

Adolescent Breakdown and Beyond

Edited by Moses Laufer

  • Paperback £28.79 (RRP : £31.99 save £3.20)

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)

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