Dark Side of the Womb: Pregnancy, Parenting and Persecutory Anxieties

Author(s) : Joan Raphael-Leff

Dark Side of the Womb: Pregnancy, Parenting and Persecutory Anxieties

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  • Publisher : Anna Freud Centre
  • Published : 2014
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 220
  • Category :
    Child and Adolescent Studies
  • Catalogue No : 35506
  • ISBN 13 : 9780954931940
  • ISBN 10 : 0954931947
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Chapter 1: MATERNAL ORIENTATIONS - Mothers' Approaches to Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting

Chapter 2: FAMILY CLIMATES - Interaction Between Fathers, Mothers, Babies and Siblings

Chapter 3: FRUIT OF THE WOMB - In and Out, With, Without

Chapter 4: INTER-CORPOREAL HOSPITALITY - Self and Other: Placental Paradigm and Ethics of Reproduction

Chapter 5: A MEETING OF MINDS - Communication, Mirroring and Mentalization

Chapter 6: CONTAGIOUS AROUSAL – Formlessness, Deformation, Transformation

Chapter 7: PSYCHIC EMBODIMENT - Sameness and Difference, Separateness and Oneness


Chapter 9: PSYCHIC ‘GEODES’ - The Presence of Absence

Chapter 10: BREAKING THE DARKNESS - Eros and Assisted Reproduction

Chapter 11: DARK LEGACIES - Perinatal Losses: Abortion, Miscarriage, Neonatal Death and Replacement

Chapter 12: OUT OF THE SHADOWS - Adoption

Chapter 13: WOMAN -' THE DARK CONTINENT' – Female Bodies in Social Space

Chapter 14: ALIENS AND ALIENATION - Mind Invaders and Body Snatchers


Chapter 16: DARKNESS VISIBLE - Severe Perinatal Disturbance


About the Author(s)

Joan Raphael-Leff, PhD, psychoanalyst (fellow, British Psychoanalytical Society) and social psychologist, leads the UCL/Anna Freud Centre academic faculty for psychoanalytic research. Previously, she was head of University College London's MSc in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology, and professor of psychoanalysis at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. For 35 years she has specialized in emotional issues of reproduction and early parenting, with more than 100 single-author peer-reviewed publications, and twelve books. Founder and first international chair of COWAP (IPA's Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis) in 1998, she provides training for practitioners working with teenage parents, and is consultant to perinatal and women's projects in many high and low income countries.

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