The Practice of Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy: Claiming the Baby (2nd New edition)

The Practice of Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy: Claiming the Baby (2nd New edition)

By: Jessica James (author), Tessa Baradon (author), Angela Joyce (author), Michela Biseo (author), Carol Broughton (author)Paperback

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The Practice of Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy is a comprehensive handbook, addressing the provision of therapeutic help for babies and their parents when their attachment relationship is troubled and a risk is posed to the baby's development. Drawing on clinical and research data from neuroscience, attachment and psychoanalysis, the book presents a clinical treatment approach that is up-to-date, flexible and sophisticated, whilst also being clear and easy to understand. The first section: The theory of psychoanalytic parent infant psychotherapy - offers the reader a theoretical framework for understanding the emotional-interactional environment within which infant development takes place. The second section, The therapeutic process, invites the reader into the consulting room to participate in a detailed examination of the relational process in the clinical encounter. The third section, Clinical papers, provides case material to illustrate the unfolding of the therapeutic process. This new edition draws on evidence from contemporary research, with new material on: Embodied communication between parent and infant and clinician-patient/s Fathers and fathering Engagement of at-risk populations Written by a team of experienced clinicians, writers, teachers and researchers in the field of infant development and psychopathology, The Practice of Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy will be an essential resource for all professionals working with children and their families, including child psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, and clinical and developmental psychologists.

About Author

Tessa Baradon developed and manages the Parent Infant Project at the Anna Freud Centre. She is Co-Director at the International Training School for Infancy and Early Years, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Witwatersrand, School of Human and Community Development. She is a practicing child psychotherapist and supervisor and writes and lectures on applied psychoanalysis and parent-infant psychotherapy.


Raphael-Leff, Foreword. Baradon, Preface. Contributors. Acknowledgements. Section I. The Theory of Psychoanalytic Parent Infant Psychotherapy (PPIP). Joyce, Introduction. Joyce, The Parent-Infant Relationship and Infant Mental Health. Baradon, Joyce, The Theory of Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy. Baradon, The Clinical Framework and Participants. Baradon, The Therapist and Therapeutic Technique. Section II. The Therapeutic Process. Baradon, Introduction. Biseo, Engaging and Beginning the Work. Broughton, The Middle Phase: Elaboration and Consolidation. Baradon, Fathers in Parent Infant Psychotherapy. Baradon, Broughton, Consideration of Risk in the Parent-Infant Relationship. Baradon, Endings. James, Parent Infant Psychotherapy in Groups. Section III. Clinical Papers. Baradon, Introduction. Joyce, Finding Father Through the Regulating Function of the Parent- Infant Psychotherapist. Biseo, Knowing and Being Known: Parent Infant Psychotherapy in the Face of Severe Maternal Psychopathology.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781138792784
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 214
  • ID: 9781138792784
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 1138792780
  • edition: 2nd New edition

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