An Independent Mind: Collected papers of Juliet Hopkins by Juliet Hopkins

By Juliet Hopkins

‘Juliet Hopkins has quietly inspired and encouraged generations of associates and scholars’ (Dilys Daws).

An autonomous brain: accumulated Papers of Juliet Hopkins follows the pro trip and effect of an cutting edge determine within the historical past of kid psychotherapy. Juliet Hopkins spans Kleinian and self reliant 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 e-book comprises her most crucial papers, bringing jointly psychoanalytic concept, kinfolk and person methods, attachment concept and infant–parent paintings. With a writing variety that's transparent, effortless and simply available, Juliet Hopkins promotes a scholarly integrative frame of mind approximately psychotherapy with out compromising the elemental psychoanalytic ideas that tell her work.

The papers were accumulated chronologically into 4 sections, each one given context by way of the Editors with a quick introduction:

Trauma and baby psychotherapy

Attachment and baby psychotherapy

Infant-parent psychotherapy

Integrating and exploring Winnicott

An autonomous brain: gathered Papers of Juliet Hopkins is a suite of vintage papers whose relevance this day is undiminished. it will likely be crucial studying for confirmed and trainee baby and grownup psychotherapists and psychoanalysts; counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists drawn to psychoanalytic ways; social employees, nursery staff and those that paintings with young ones in voluntary businesses.

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In retrospect I recognise that in this area I colluded with his need to reassure me and so missed a possible opportunity to help him further. The barrier In the analysis of Adam’s own world I encountered a technical problem which rendered my understanding useless. If I interpreted the defensive nature of Adam’s escape into illusion, or if I translated his themes into symbols of my own, I was confronted by the barrier of Adam’s total withdrawal. He stared mutely into space for as long as I attempted to get through to him.

She made herself a bed and hid under the blanket. 8 Trauma and child psychotherapy “Roar” she shouted. When I did, she asked, “Are you a real Mummy? ” “Yes,” I said. ” said Sylvia. “I’m Never-MindBoy in bed. I’m not Sylvia. ” I said she was trying to remember what it was like when she was little and her mummy and daddy had terrible rows in Italian and she had been too frightened to bear it. Sylvia was moved by my reconstruction and wanted me to tell her more about what had happened in the past.

In the autumn term which followed his holiday Adam usually seemed to be living in his own body, though his muscle tone varied and he would resume the feeble manner and posture of an invalid when he had a cold or felt particularly tired. His fears of living in his body continued to be expressed in play, and included unconscious fears that his body was itself a trap, and that if he became full of life there would be none left for anyone else. 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.

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