By Juliet Hopkins
‘Juliet Hopkins has quietly inspired and encouraged generations of work-mates and scholars’ (Dilys Daws).
An self reliant brain: accumulated Papers of Juliet Hopkins follows the pro trip and impression of an cutting edge determine within the background of kid psychotherapy. Juliet Hopkins spans Kleinian and self sustaining psychoanalytic traditions and brings a severe clinical brain to those theories. among her major impacts have been Winnicott and Bowlby – either one of whom her paintings addresses. This publication comprises her most crucial papers, bringing jointly psychoanalytic concept, family members and person ways, attachment conception and infant–parent paintings. With a writing type that's transparent, easy and effectively obtainable, Juliet Hopkins promotes a scholarly integrative frame of mind approximately psychotherapy with no compromising the elemental psychoanalytic rules that tell her work.
The papers were accumulated chronologically into 4 sections, every one given context by means of the Editors with a short introduction:
Trauma and baby psychotherapy
Attachment and baby psychotherapy
Integrating and exploring Winnicott
An self reliant brain: amassed Papers of Juliet Hopkins is a suite of vintage papers whose relevance this day is undiminished. will probably be crucial examining for confirmed and trainee baby and grownup psychotherapists and psychoanalysts; counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists attracted to psychoanalytic ways; social employees, nursery employees and people who paintings with kids in voluntary companies.
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Living under the threat of death 25 Twice in treatment I saw Adam change suddenly from normal body tone to the flaccid slump of an invalid. In each instance this happened in response to my interpretations of the fears of annihilation by me which I thought his play expressed. On each occasion he retreated, not metaphorically into Susie, but into deeply absorbed play with an object which seemed to have a life of its own. In one instance this was a high-bounce ball, and in the second, a springy rubber band.
Bowlby 1985; Khan 1972; Rosen 1955; Tonnesmann 1980) suggests that the therapist’s ability to construct external events is of particular importance when the patient has taken psychotic flight from reality, or when important adults in the patient’s life have put a tabu on knowing. In both these conditions, which applied to Sylvia, the therapist risks colluding with the patient’s defences if he treats the traumatic events only as fantasies. He may also risk repeating the behaviour of the original traumatogenic adult, for, as Balint (1969) points out, it is common for an adult who has traumatised a child to behave afterwards as though nothing had happened.
The form of projection in which we renounce our own instinctual impulses in favour of other people has been described by Anna Freud (1936) as “altruistic 22 Trauma and child psychotherapy surrender”. She discusses its effectiveness in relation to the fear of death, “Anyone who has very largely projected his instinctual impulses onto other people knows nothing of this fear. In the moment of danger his ego is not really concerned for his own life. He experiences instead excessive concern and anxiety for the lives of his love objects .
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