The Little Book of Child and Adolescent Development by Karen Gilmore, Pamela Meersand

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By Karen Gilmore, Pamela Meersand

The Little e-book of kid and Adolescent Development provides a contemporary, psychoanalytically-informed precis of the way the brain develops from infancy via younger maturity. it's a complete paintings that integrates analytic theories with a modern platforms version of improvement, and likewise attracts on scholarly examine from neighboring fields. Key versions mentioned contain attachment conception, intersubjective idea, cognitive improvement concept, and infancy study. This book's modern method of improvement makes it proper to such well timed subject matters as bullying, the adventure of LGBT formative years, preadolescent and adolescent use of the web, and the struggles of younger (emerging) adults in sleek society. Written to optimize ease of use for the busy clinician, key scientific issues are summarized on the finish of every bankruptcy, and a word list of vital techniques and terminology can be integrated. The textual content might be worthy for psychiatric citizens, psychoanalytic applicants and school, and graduate scholars who would get advantages from a brief and concise overview of the developmental trajectory.

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A number of theorists caution about extrapolating directly from the infant to the adult mind, stressing the profound differences in levels of cognition (Beebe, Knoblauch, & Rustin, 2003; Tronick, 2003); however, notions of shared mental states, particularly mutual attunement, regulation, and affective reciprocity, derived from knowledge about mother–infant functioning, are proposed as inherent aspects of analytic work. 34 | LITTLE Book of Ch i l d an d A d ol esc en t D e ve l o pm e n t Initial Stages of Mental Development Pregnancy and the Maternal Mind Psychoanalytic theories about pregnancy posit a unique, growth-promoting period in female life wherein profound physical and psychological changes create the potential for emotional development; moreover, the child’s progression through distinct psychosexual phases evokes complementary maternal regressions and identifications, facilitating both empathy with the child and openness to personal evolution (Benedek, 1959; Bibring, 1959; Winnicott, 1956, 1971).

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