Emotional Development in Psychoanalysis, Attachment Theory and Neuroscience is a multi-disciplinary overview of psychological and emotional development, from infancy through to adulthood. Uniquely, it integrates research and concepts from psychology and neurophysiology with psychoanalytic thinking, providing an unusually rich and balanced perspective on the subject. Written by leaders in their field, the chapters cover:

* biological and neurological factors in the unconscious and memory
* the link between genetics and attachment
* the early relationship and the growth of emotional life
* the importance of a developmental framework to inform psychoanalytic work
* clinical work

Drawing on a wide range of detailed case studies with subjects across childhood and adolescence, this book provides a ground-breaking insight into how very different schools of thought can work together to achieve clinical success in work with particularly difficult young patients.

Emotional Development in Psychoanalysis, Attachment Theory and Neuroscience represents the latest knowledge beneficial to child psychiatrists and child psychotherapists, as well as social workers, psychologists, health visitors and specialist teachers.

part |2 pages

Part 2

chapter 5|16 pages

Psychotherapeutic work with parents and infants


chapter 8|12 pages

Leo: the analytic treatment of an elective mute boy


chapter 9|20 pages

Young adolescents: development and treatment


chapter 10|16 pages

Developmental considerations in an adult analysis