By Juliet Hopkins

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

An self reliant brain: accrued Papers of Juliet Hopkins follows the pro trip and impression of an leading edge determine within the heritage of kid psychotherapy. Juliet Hopkins spans Kleinian and self sustaining psychoanalytic traditions and brings a severe clinical brain to those theories. among her major affects have been Winnicott and Bowlby – either one of whom her paintings addresses. This e-book includes her most vital papers, bringing jointly psychoanalytic thought, family members and person techniques, attachment conception and infant–parent paintings. With a writing type that's transparent, easy and simply available, 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 accrued chronologically into 4 sections, each one given context by means of the Editors with a short introduction:

Trauma and baby psychotherapy

Attachment and baby psychotherapy

Infant-parent psychotherapy

Integrating and exploring Winnicott

An self reliant brain: accrued Papers of Juliet Hopkins is a suite of vintage papers whose relevance at the present time is undiminished. it will likely be crucial studying for proven and trainee baby and grownup psychotherapists and psychoanalysts; counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists drawn to psychoanalytic ways; social staff, nursery employees and people who paintings with little ones in voluntary agencies.

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She became much more manageable and was able to talk about what angered her. She was no longer possessed by preoccupation with monsters but began to develop other play themes, to draw pictures and to talk about them. At school she became sufficiently in touch with reality to learn, and after completing two years of twice weekly psychotherapy she was able to transfer to a school for normal children. The meaning of monsters The course of each of these children’s psychotherapy illustrates Freud’s idea (1920) that compulsive repetition in children’s play is a means of mastering anxieties associated with trauma.

Let’s see what it becomes,” he would say as he splodged paint and water on the paper and watched them run. Or else he might explore the plasticine, cutting it in slices to reveal marks reminiscent of fossils, the entrances of caves or traces of his own earlier excavations. In all these activities there was a two-way interaction, a kind of dialogue, between himself and his material. He thought of something, put it in action and then allowed the effects of his action to give him another idea. The splodge of paint suggested a flower; he added a curve, and it became a seashell, and so on.

Their loyalty to the parents they love and their wishes for perfect parents are both very strong, and so is their susceptibility to pressure from their parents to be seen in a favourable light. In addition, young children have not achieved the experience or objectivity necessary to know that relationships could be different, let alone to be able to see their parents as people with their own problems. All this means that it is significantly harder for children than for adolescents to become aware of parental pathology or neglect, and the younger the child the harder the task.

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