Parent-Infant Psychodynamics: Wild Things, Mirrors and Ghosts

Editor : Joan Raphael-Leff

Parent-Infant Psychodynamics: Wild Things, Mirrors and Ghosts

Book Details

  • Publisher : Anna Freud Centre
  • Published : 2002
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 338
  • Category :
    Child and Adolescent Studies
  • Catalogue No : 17573
  • ISBN 13 : 9780954931926
  • ISBN 10 : 0954931920
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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 biological realities.

About the Editor(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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