Play and Reflection in Donald Winnicott's Writings

Author(s) : Andre Green

Part of The Donald Winnicott Memorial Lecture Series - more in this series

Play and Reflection in Donald Winnicott's Writings

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2005
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 48
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 20375
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855753877
  • ISBN 10 : 1855753871

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The third book in the Winnicott Clinic Lecture Series contains a lecture from Professor Andre Green on Winnicott's theory on play. He discusses Winnicott's view on the importance of play and then moves on to presenting his own, somewhat contradictory, view on it. Professor Green provides an innovative and provocative perspective on the subject, inviting people to think independently rather than accepting theories already laid out for them.

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'The Winnicott Clinic of Psychotherapy was founded in 1969 and since 2000 has concentrated on the wider dissemination of the work and ideas of Dr Donald W. Winnicott (1896-1971), the distinguished English paediatrician, child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.

'To that end, it has established the Winnicott Clinic Senior Research Fellowship in Psychotherapy and the Donald Winnicott Memorial Lecture, an annual event designed for a wide audience of professionals and others involved with children. These lectures focus upon a specific topic, arising from Winnicott’s life and ideas, in terms of relevance for twenty-first century living.'
- Eric Koops, LVO Chairman of the Trustees, The Winnicott Clinic of Psychotherapy

About the Author(s)

André Green (1927-2012) was a psychoanalyst who lived and worked in Paris. He was President of the Paris Psycho-Analytical Society and was Vice-President of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He was co-editor of the Nouvelle Revue de Psychanalyse. He also wrote numerous books, including On Private Madness, The Work of the Negative, The Fabric of Affect in the Psychoanalytical Discourse, The Chains of Eros, Life Narcissism. Death Narcissism and Key Ideas for a Contemporary Psychoanalysis.

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