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Harvard University Press, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 180 pages
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Although he founded no school of his own, 0. W. Winnicott (1896 1971) is now regarded as one of the most influential contributors to psychoanalysis since Freud. In over forty years of clinical practice, he brought unprecedented skill and intuition to the psychoanalysis of children. This critical new work by Adam Phillips presents the best short introduction to the thought and practice of D. W. Winnicott that is currently available.

Winnicott's work was devoted to the recognition and description of the good mother and the use of the mother-infant relationship as the model of psychoanalytic treatment, His belief in natural development became a covert critique of overinterpretative methods of psychoanalysis. He combined his idiosyncratic approach to psychoanalysis with a willingness to make his work available to nonspecialist audiences. In this book Winnicott takes his place with Melanie K'ein and Jacques Lacan as one of the great innovators within the psychoanalytic tradition.


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This is an excellent brief biography of and introduction to the thinking of the pediatrician and psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott. Whether you are first approaching Winnicott's ideas or well versed in them, you will find in this book a helpful companion. Read full review

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This book shows a great deal of unprecedented skill and intuition to the psychoanalysis of children,its a great work!!! VISIT Http:// Or for similar outstanding works.


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Adam Phillips is the author of six previous books, including "The Beast in the Nursery" & "Monogamy" (both available form Vintage). Formerly the principal child psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital in London, he lives in England.

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