D.W. Winnicott: A Biographical Portrait

Author(s) : Brett Kahr

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D.W. Winnicott: A Biographical Portrait

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  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 1996
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 222
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 1201
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855751361
  • ISBN 10 : 1855751364

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A distillation of painstaking research into the life of Donald Winnicott, tracing his life from his childhood in Plymouth, through his career in paediatrics, to his election as President of the British Psycho-Analytic Society. The author makes many interesting links between Winnicott's life and the development of his theories.

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'In this instructive biography we see Winnicott as a man who tried to bear his own pain and kept trying to teach us to do the same. Humour and humility, so necessary for the practice of the impossible profession of psychoanalysis, and so rarely there when we need them, seemed always at Winnicott's fingertips.'
- John M. Goodwin, M.D., Journal of Psychohistory

'The first book about the life of English psychoanalyst and pediatrician Donald Woods Winnicott is a brief portrait of the man. From these charming and revealing stories and quotations by those who knew him, including his second wife, Clare as well as his voluminous correspondence, his personality comes alive. Highly recommended for all interested in child psychology.'
- Rosemary Balsam, Choice Magazine

'Brett Khar has provided us with a distillation of his very painstaking research into the life of Donald Winnicott, who is the most influential English psychoanalyst.'
- Dr Jennifer Johns-Psychoanalyst, The Winnicott Trust

'I recommend this book to all those that are interested in the man and his place in the psychoanalytic tradition.'
- David Lonie, Australian Journal of Psychotherapy

About the Author(s)

Professor Brett Kahr is Senior Fellow at Tavistock Relationships, in the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, London, and, Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health. A registrant of both the British Psychoanalytic Council and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, he has written or edited nine books and serves as Series Editor or Co-Editor to the “Forensic Psychotherapy Monograph Series” and the “History of Psychoanalysis Series” for Karnac Books. He is also a Trustee of the Freud Museum London. He has worked in the mental health field for over thirty-five years. His most recent book is Coffee with Freud, and his forthcoming book is entitled Winnicott’s Anni Horribiles: The Creation of ‘Hate in the Counter-Transference’.

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