Backwards in Time: A Study in Infant Observation by the Method of Esther Bick

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Karnac Books, Dec 31, 1986 - Psychology - 125 pages
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This compact classic describes Alessandra Piontelli's experience of observing two babies over several years. These children came from diverse social, economic and familial backgrounds but a number of interesting similarities arose to make them a good choice for comparison out of the many babies observed by Dr Piontelli throughout her career. This book is required reading for all students and professionals involved in the important field of infant observation.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
MrT
22
Six months to the first year
36
Observation One
50
JACK
74
Katie
87
The following years
102
A nonfacilitating environment
119
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About the author (1986)

Dr Alessandra Piontelli is an Associate Member of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society. She trained in medicine and neuropsychiatry in Italy and as a child psychotherapist in England where she became part of the teaching staff of the Tavistock Clinic in London.

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