Psychoanalytic Therapy with Infants and Parents: Practice, Theory and Results: `

Author(s) : Bjorn Salomonsson

Psychoanalytic Therapy with Infants and Parents: Practice, Theory and Results: `

Book Details

In stock, despatched within 24 hours
Free UK Delivery over £25
Add to basket
Add to wishlist

There are currently no reviews
Be the first to review

Leave a review

Psychoanalytic Therapy with Infants and Parents provides a clear guide to clinical psychoanalytic work with distressed babies and unhappy parents, infants and their parents, a numerous clinical group so often in need of urgent help. Although psychoanalytic work is primarily verbal, and infants may have limited language, this form of treatment is receiving increased attention among therapists. Bjorn Salomonsson explores how such work can be possible and benefit infants, how to work with the parents (especially the mother), and how major psychoanalytic concepts such as primal repression, infantile sexuality and transference can be worked with and understood in these therapies.

Bjorn Salomonsson argues that attachment concepts, though important, cannot solely help explain everyday problems with breastfeeding, sleeping, and weaning, or more recalcitrant interaction disorders. He shows how we also need psychoanalytic concepts to better understand , not only such baby worries, but also their adult clients' non-verbal communications and interactions. Throughout, he uses extensive practice-based examples and also refers to his research which provides evidence for the effectiveness of this practice. Psychoanalytic Therapy with Infants and Parents provides a unique perspective on working psychoanalytically with parents and infants. This book will be essential reading for psychoanalysts and therapists working with children as well as adults.

About the Author(s)

Björn Salomonsson is a training and child psychoanalyst of the Swedish Psychoanalytical Association, Stockholm. He is also a psychoanalyst in private practice and a consultant psychoanalyst at the Mama Mia Child Health Centre, and a researcher at the Karolinska Institutet, both based in Stockholm.

More titles by Bjorn Salomonsson

Customer Reviews

Our customers have not yet reviewed this title. Be the first add your own review for this title.

Sign up for our new titles email   Sign up to our postal mailing list   Sign up for postal updates