The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment

The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment

This book brings together Dr Winnicott's work on psychoanalysis and child development during the period 1957-1963 and explores the idea that mental hospital disorders relate to failures of development in infancy.

Author: Donald Woods Winnicott

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: UOM:39015031248860

Category: Psychology

Page: 295

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This book brings together Dr Winnicott's work on psychoanalysis and child development during the period 1957-1963 and explores the idea that mental hospital disorders relate to failures of development in infancy. It focuses on the application of Freud's theories to infancy.
Categories: Psychology

The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment

The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment

The collection of papers that forms The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment brings together Dr Winnicott’s published and unpublished papers on psychoanalysis and child development during the period 1957-1963.

Author: Donald W. Winnicott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429921414

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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Donald Winnicott (1896-1971) was trained in paediatrics, a profession that he practised to the end of his life, in particular at the Paddington Green Children’s Hospital. He began analysis with James Strachey in 1923, became a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society in 1935, and twice served as its President. He was also a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and of the British Psychological Society. The collection of papers that forms The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment brings together Dr Winnicott’s published and unpublished papers on psychoanalysis and child development during the period 1957-1963. It has, as its main theme, the carrying back of the application of Freud’s theories to infancy. Freud showed that psycho-neurosis has its point of origin in the interpersonal relationships of the first maturity, belonging to the toddler age. Dr Winnicott explores the idea that mental hospital disorders relate to failures of development in infancy. Without denying the importance of inheritance, he has developed the theory that schizophrenic illness shows up as the negative of processes that can be traced in detail as the positive processes of maturation in infancy and early childhood.
Categories: Psychology

The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment

The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment

Author: Donald Woods Winnicott

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: UOM:39015020642321

Category: Psychology

Page: 295

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This book brings together Dr Winnicott's work on psychoanalysis and child development during the period 1957-1963 and explores the idea that mental hospital disorders relate to failures of development in infancy. It focuses on the application of Freud's theories to infancy.
Categories: Psychology

Winnicott s Theory of the Maturational Processes

Winnicott s Theory of the Maturational Processes

In: The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment (pp. 249–259). London: Karnac, 1990. Winnicott, D. W. (1963b). The development of the capacity for concern. In: The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment ...

Author: Elsa Oliveira Dias

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429924149

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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This book presents the central concepts of Winnicott's theory of the maturational processes, clarifying its premises and providing an organised description of the various stages, with their respective tasks and achievements. This theory, considered by Winnicott as the backbone of his theoretical and clinical work, can be used as a practical guide for the understanding of health phenomena and for the early detection of emotional difficulties. It also provides the framework from which different aspects of the study of human nature can be developed, such as those related to cultural achievements and the entire domain of creativity, as well as the basis on which it is possible to clarify concepts about psychic disorders, on account of their intimate connection with the stages of maturation. Just as Winnicott did, this study will concentrate on the early stages, when the foundation of personality and psychic health is established.
Categories: Psychology

D W Winnicott

D W  Winnicott

Ego Integration in Child Development In: The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment, 1965a (pp. 56–63). Winnicott, Donald W. (1962c). Providing for the Child in Health and in Crisis. In: The Maturational Processes and ...

Author: Brett Kahr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429912498

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

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A distillation of painstaking research into the life of Donald Winnicott, tracing his life from his childhood in Plymouth, through his career in paediatrics, to his election as President of the British Psycho-Analytic Society. The author makes many interesting links between Winnicott's life and the development of his theories.
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Object Relations Theories and Psychopathology

Object Relations Theories and Psychopathology

In: The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment. New York: International Universities Press, 1965, pp. 29-36. (1959), Classification: Is there a psycho-analytic contribution to psychiatric classification?

Author: Frank Summers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317771418

Category: Psychology

Page: 424

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In Object Relations Theories and Psychopathology: A Comprehensive Text, Frank Summers provides thorough, lucid, and critically informed accounts of the work of major object relations theorists: Fairbairn, Guntrip, Klein, Winnicott, Kernberg, and Kohut. His expositions achieve distinction on two counts. First, the work of each object relations theorist is presented as a comprehensive whole, with separate sections expounding the theorist's ideas and assumptions about metapsychology, development, psychopathology, and treatment, with a critical evaluation of the strengths and limitations of the theory in question. Second, the emphasis in each chapter is on issues of clinical understanding and technique. Making extensive use of case material provided by each of the theorists, he shows how each object relations theory yields specific clinical approaches to a variety of syndromes, and how these approaches entail specific modifications in clinical technique. Beyond his detailed attention to the theoretical and technical differences among object relations theories, Summers' penultimate chapter discusses the similarities and differences of object relations and interpersonal theories. And his concluding chapter outlines a pragmatic object relations approach to development, psychopathology, and technique that combines elements of all object relations theories without opting for any single theory. Object Relations Theories and Psychopathology is that rare event in psychoanalytic publishing: a substantial, readable text that surveys a broad expanse of theoretical and clinical landscape with erudition, sympathy, and critical perspective. It will be essential reading for all analysts, psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers who wish to familiarize themselves with object relations theories in general, sharpen their understanding of the work of specific object relations theorists, or enhance their ability to employ these theories in their clinical work.
Categories: Psychology

The Facilitating Partnership

The Facilitating Partnership

In The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment, pp. 29-36. Madison, CT: International Universities Press, 1965. (1959-1964). Classification: is there a psycho-analytic contribution to psychiatric classification?

Author: Jeffrey S. Applegate

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780765702012

Category: Psychology

Page: 290

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A young mother suspected of abusing her toddler, a severely behavior-disordered teenager who faces expulsion from his community residence, a depressed and illiterate homeless man who fears psychiatric evaluation. These clients populate the caseloads of most mental health professionals, who often view them as too crisis-ridden, deprived, and overwhelmed with concrete needs to benefit from an in-depth approach to their problems. However, without this kind of treatment, such people continually reappear at social service agencies, their core psychological issues left unaddressed and their life situations unraveling. What can psychoanalytic theory offer practitioners working with these challenging clients? Although the helping professions have enjoyed a long and fruitful association with psychoanalysis, often the application of this theory has focused on treating motivated, articulate, financially secure clients in private practice. In The Facilitating Partnership, Jeffrey Applegate and Jennifer Bonovitz show how D. W. Winnicott's therapeutic ideas and technique are particularly relevant to a agency-based psychodynamic treatment of clients whose histories of deprivation and trauma historically have made them unlikely and reluctant candidates for in-depth clinical services. Winnicott's concepts are especially powerful in capturing the "silent," supportive, sustaining, relationship-based dimensions of clinical work and the authors provide an accessible language for explicating these invaluable activities. Through extensive case vignettes, Applegate and Bonovitz demonstrate that interventions emerging from Winnicott's key concepts the good enough mother, the holding environment can bolster clients' ego strengths and coping capacities while promoting their psychosocial development in ways that help them profoundly alter maladaptive life patterns. A Jason Aronson Book"
Categories: Psychology