Frances Tustin

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Medical - 154 pages
Frances Tustin describes the life and clarifies the work of an outstanding clinician whose understanding of autistic and psychotic children has brilliantly illuminated the relationship between autism and psychosis for others in the field. Sheila Spensley defines Tustin's position in traditional and contemporary psychoanalytic theory and explains how it is related to work in infant psychiatry and developmental psychology. She makes Tustin's original concepts accessible to the non-specialist reader and shows how relevant they are to work in other areas such as learning disability and work with adult patients.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 Growing up in the bosom of the church
6
Chapter 2 Professional development
11
Chapter 3 The discovery of autism and the search to understand it
19
Chapter 4 Unnatural children
27
Chapter 5 Encapsulation and entanglement
33
Chapter 6 Mental cataclysm and black holes
43
Chapter 7 The frontiers of consciousness
52
Chapter 9 The keeper of the keys
69
Chapter 10 Mental handicap and mental illness
83
Chapter 11 Psychoanalytic perspectives on learning impairment
96
Chapter 12 The restoration of god
110
Chronology
126
Publications by Frances Tustin
128
Bibliography
131
Index
139

concrete sensory and transitional
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